Expanded Textron Aviation service in Australia


Textron Aviation’s three Premiair Aviation service centres in Australia can now service all in-country Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker turbine aircraft models. Textron Aviation acquired Premiair in early 2020. The brand has bases on the Gold Coast and in Melbourne and Perth.

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 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,” said Bradley Mortimer, general manager, Premiair service centres. “Today 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 5,700kg (12,566 lb) as well as piston or turbine engine helicopters not exceeding 3,175kg (6,999 lb). Textron Aviation said 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,” said Mortimer. “This is part of Textron Aviation’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 APAC region. Australia is Textron Aviation’s fourth largest turboprop market and accounted for more than 50 new turbine deliveries between 2013 and 2020.

Textron Aviation offers factory-direct service and support throughout the entire ownership experience. Offerings include maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, avionic upgrades, equipment installations, refurbishments and other specialised services. The global network is staffed by nearly 3,000 employees.

Textron Aviation manages a fleet of nearly 70 mobile service units, Go Teams stationed across the world that can be mobilised to respond to maintenance events, and a team of AOG specialists providing prioritised service and support during unscheduled maintenance events.

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