Textron Aviation announced additional investments in its European service network with an expansion of its Stuttgart line station facility becoming a satellite service centre. The company is expanding its factory-direct service options at Stuttgart Airport delivering shorter downtime and increased flexibility to its customers with twice the amount of hangar space and the expert engineer team set to double in size. This added footprint and expertise at Stuttgart satellite station will now add service capabilities for the Beechcraft King Air series this fall, further enhancing its service offerings for more than 100 operators in Germany. Textron Aviation leads the European market with more than 1,800 jet and turboprop aircraft operating in the region.
“We have strategically enhanced our footprint and capabilities in Europe due to the growing demand for services to ensure access to factory-direct service and support to customers,” said Phil Jones, vice president, European Service Centres. “This new service center model allows us to provide additional factory-direct support and deliver expert care to our aircraft owners and operators, regardless of where they are in the world.”
As a satellite service center, Stuttgart can provide the same scope of work as Textron’s factory-direct service centres but in a smaller capacity. In addition to Stuttgart, Textron Aviation continues to operate two additional line stations in Cannes and Geneva and five company-owned service centers located in Düsseldorf, Paris Le Bourget, Prague, Valencia, Zürich and Geneva. The company has a team of more than 450 Textron Aviation employees in Europe providing customers local access to factory-direct expertise, as well as a parts distribution centre located in Düsseldorf with more than 40,000 parts available in the region to serve the European Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker fleet.