On the eve of the opening of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exposition in Shanghai, China, Textron Aviation announced more than a dozen orders for its aircraft.
The Wichita-based company said it had taken orders from four companies in China for 11 single-engine Cessna Skyhawks and two Cessna Turbo Stationair airplanes.
It also said it took an order from FT Business Jets Co. Ltd., based in Shanghai, for a Cessna Citation XLS-Plus. That airplane will be delivered later this year by Textron’s joint venture in China, Cessna-AVIC Aircraft (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd.
Textron Aviation’s presence at the 2015 ABACE includes the static display of five aircraft: the Beechcraft Bonanza G36, Beechcraft King Air C90GTx, Beechcraft King Air 350i, Cessna Grand Caravan EX Amphibian, and an XLS-Plus.
ABACE is set to run Tuesday through Wednesday.