Textron Aviation has unveiled a finance programme to help Citation business jet owners in the USA fund aftermarket modifications as they take advantage of the lull in travel due to the coronavirus outbreak to upgrade their aircraft.

Backed by company’s finance division, the initiative should help to spread the financial burden of costly interior refurbishments and modifications such as flightdeck and in-flight connectivity upgrades. In addition, it will drive business to Textron Aviation’s 11 Citation service centres in the USA.

Source: Textron Aviation

Citation service centre

“This new programme offers customers a path to completing aftermarket modifications or upgrades on a timeline that is best for them and their business,” says Textron Aviation.

”Some customers are using unexpected downtime as a result of Covid-19 to complete upgrade projects that they have been considering or planning for a different time.”

Textron says the programme is available to “most” of the 5,000 US-registered Citation fleet, although it would not be drawn on which models are excluded.

Additionally, the company will not disclose whether it plans to roll out the programme globally.