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Textron unveils expanded global parts distribution facility
With thousands of Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawkers in operation, Textron needs readily available parts to keep customers flying. The facility's larger footprint allows for increased inventory for new and existing models.
Textron Aviation employees celebrate the grand opening of the global parts distribution facility at headquarters in Wichita, Kansas.
Read this story in our June 2024 printed issue.

Textron Aviation has opened its largest parts distribution facility at its headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. With the addition of 180,000 square feet of space, this facility is now better equipped to serve the company's global customer base with increased parts storage and faster shipping.

Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker customers receive factory-direct support, maintenance and modifications by Textron Aviation through its global network of service and part centers, mobile service units and 24/7 1CALL AOG support.

With thousands of Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft operating worldwide, Textron recognises the importance of having readily available parts to keep customers flying. The facility's larger footprint allows for increased parts inventory investment, supporting parts availability for both new and existing models. The expansion also aims to improve the overall customer experience with a new, dedicated lane for customers to conveniently drop off or pick up parts in person.

"Adding 180,000 square feet to our headquarter facility provides expedited support to our customers around the globe and continues our investment in parts inventory," says senior vice president, global parts and distribution Brad White.

Consistent with the company's commitment to sustainability, the project features energy-saving LED lighting and high-efficiency systems and process improvements that consolidate shipments and reduce vehicle travel by an estimated 30,000 miles annually. Work on the facility began in October 2022. PEC Engineering and GLMV Architecture designed the facility and CONCO Construction completed the project. All companies are local to Textron's headquarters and the expanded facility.

This expanded parts facility is part of a global network of seven parts distribution centers and 17 stockrooms that house over 150,000 unique part numbers and a dedicated team of more than 600 professionals.

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