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Textron Aviation signs three-Citation jet order at NBAA

Textron Aviation CEO Scott Ernest, left, and Edmund O. Schweitzer III, president and chairman of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, after Schweitzer signed paperwork Wednesday to purchase three Cessna Citation X+ business jets.
Textron Aviation CEO Scott Ernest, left, and Edmund O. Schweitzer III, president and chairman of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, after Schweitzer signed paperwork Wednesday to purchase three Cessna Citation X+ business jets. The Wichita Eagle

In an otherwise quiet National Business Aviation Association Convention, Textron Aviation Cessna closed an order for three Citation X+ business jets on Wednesday afternoon.

Textron did not disclose the value of the deal. The midsize jet has a list price of $23.4 million.

“It’s just a fantastic opportunity to reinforce what a productivity tool these planes can be and allows their business to continue to grow and expand,” Textron Aviation CEO Scott Ernest said Wednesday. “And it gives us the opportunity to continue to build and grow that relationship.”

Edmund O. Schweitzer III, president and chairman of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, signed the paperwork with Ernest on Wednesday at NBAA.

Schweitzer Engineering has been a nearly 20-year Citation customer. Its first Citation X purchase was in 2002.

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark

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