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Premier centres cement Textron's Asia Pacific presence
Australia is one of the company's largest markets with more than 50 new turbine deliveries between 2013 and 2020; Australia alone is Textron Aviation's fourth largest turboprop market. Premiair will support the fleet.

Textron Aviation's Australian company-owned Premiair Aviation service centres can now service and support all in-country Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker turbine aircraft models. These additional service approvals enable Premiair to provide owners and operators throughout Australia access to enhanced convenience and quality customer support at its three locations.

Textron strengthened its Asia Pacific service offerings in early 2020 with the acquisition of Premiair, an MRO service provider, with bases in the Gold Coast, Melbourne and Perth, Australia, further expanding its global support network of company-owned service centres dedicated to providing exceptional customer service throughout the world.

Several Textron Aviation aircraft models were added to Premiair's roster of approved types for service and support across all its locations, which now includes all Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker turboprop and jet aircraft models currently in operation in Australia. Model approval was received from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

“We have significantly invested in employee training and equipment over the last year to expand our capabilities and ensure CASA approval for the full range of Cessna Citation, Cessna Caravan and Beechcraft King Air aircraft in Australia,” says Bradley Mortimer, general manager, Premiair service centres. “This marks an exciting milestone in the Premiair journey. It demonstrates our ongoing dedication to delivering exceptional quality and seamless support to customers in Australia.”

The certificate of approval also includes non-type rated piston or turbine aircraft not exceeding 5,700 kg as well as piston or turbine engine helicopters not exceeding 3,175 kg. This covers the majority of general aviation aircraft types actively flown and operated in Australia.

“Premiair will continue to pursue new certifications, add technical capabilities and expand its MRO capabilities,” continues Mortimer. “This is part of Textron's continued investment in the Asia Pacific region, aimed at delivering the best aviation experience to our customers.”

Textron Aviation has approximately 1,400 aircraft operating in the region. Australia is one of the company's largest markets with more than 50 new turbine deliveries between 2013 and 2020; Australia alone is Textron Aviation's fourth largest turboprop market. Due to the company's strength in the country, Textron turboprop deliveries comprised nearly 70 per cent of all general aviation turboprop deliveries in APAC from 2013 to 2020.

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