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Textron eAviation is based in Wichita, Kansas, a community known worldwide for its long and rich history of aircraft innovation. As part of the Textron eAviation segment of Textron Inc., we are fully invested in developing electric aircraft technology that reduces aviation's impact and provides the world with greener forms of travel.

We invest in five cornerstones that provide the foundation for sustainable flight to succeed.

  1. Electrification of aircraft systems.
  2. Implementation of autonomous flight.
  3. Certification of innovative aviation technologies.
  4. Worldwide support for sustainable aircraft.
  5. Global aviation partnerships.

Spreading our wings

In 2022, Pipistrel joined the Textron eAviation segment’s family of sustainable aviation solutions. Together these brands offer the industry's broadest range of aircraft to support multiple missions in the age of electric aviation.

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Our mission

We are empowered to act with agility and utilize shared expertise to develop innovative solutions.

Our vision

We transform aviation by pushing the boundaries of technology to create mobility solutions that positively impact the next generation of flight.

Elevated by experience

The future of flight represents uncharted territory for the aviation industry. Only a well-planned approach will get us there. We are more empowered than any other company to make sustainable aviation a reality.

As a Textron company, we have a proven blueprint for developing, certifying, and supporting innovative aircraft. That's because Textron eAviation is part of the same aviation family that has produced the world's most proven and reliable aircraft ever to fly. Backed by the experience of brands such as Cessna, Beechcraft, and Bell, we are prepared to create an infrastructure for success.

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Kriya Shortt


Kriya Shortt

President and CEO

Kriya Shortt is president and chief executive officer of Textron eAviation, a business segment that is pursuing Textron's long-term strategy to offer a family of sustainable aircraft for urban air mobility, general aviation, cargo and special mission roles.

In this role, Shortt oversees the strategic growth of businesses across the Textron eAviation segment. She is also responsible for building external partnerships and creating a path for the further development and utilization of aircraft electrification and connected mobility technologies in the global market.

Most recently, Kriya served as Textron Aviation's senior vice president of Global Parts and Distribution; president of Able Aerospace, a component repair and overhaul business for rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft; and McCauley Propeller Systems.