Wichita, KS, USA – 15 August 2023 – Textron eAviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that flyExclusive will become the first member of its new Customer Advisory Board for development of Textron eAviation’s Nexus eVTOL aircraft. As a participant in the Nexus Customer Advisory Board, flyExclusive has agreed to provide input on operator, pilot and passenger preferences to inform development of the Nexus.
As a leading operator of private jet experiences, flyExclusive will leverage its customer knowledge to provide feedback to the Nexus team on optimal cockpit and cabin experience. Through this work, flyExclusive will continue to gain valuable insights in sustainable, advanced air mobility with the goal of providing cutting-edge experiences for its customers as this new technology and market continue to develop.
Rob Scholl, President and CEO, Textron eAviation, says: “The Nexus eVTOL is being designed to offer customers sustainably powered mobility and flexibility in a variety of locations and missions. Our collaboration with flyExclusive demonstrates our strong focus on further developing the product and ensuring it delivers an exceptional customer experience. As we begin the building of our first eVTOL prototype aircraft, flyExclusive’s input will be important as we finalize our aircraft design and as the technology and market evolve over the coming years.”
Tommy Sowers, President, flyExclusive, says: “We are thrilled to announce that flyExclusive has been selected as the inaugural member of the Textron Nexus eVTOL customer advisory board. This appointment reflects our unwavering commitment to innovation, sustainability, and to furthering our long-standing partnership with Textron. As one of the largest operators of Cessna Citations, our decades of experience and deep respect for the talented individuals at Textron, we are eager to bring our unique perspective to the table and collaborate on designing the future of flight – all to provide superior service and experience for our customers. The sky has never been the limit for us; rather, it is the beginning of an exciting journey to redefine how we connect with the world."
The Nexus eVTOL is being designed to have the potential to serve a range of purposes, including for the passenger transport, cargo, and emergency medical services markets. As the Nexus program continues to advance, flyExclusive and Textron eAviation expect to explore opportunities to collaborate on marketing and trade shows as well as work with regulatory authorities and public acceptance of Advanced Air Mobility platforms.
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About Textron eAviation
Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Textron eAviation is focused on sustainable flying, backed by Textron’s 100 years of expertise and the restless spirit for innovation that is embodied in our Pipistrel, Cessna, Beechcraft and Bell brands.
Taking the lead in Textron’s development of sustainably powered flight, Textron eAviation is leveraging the industry-leading product design, certification, manufacturing, and aftermarket solutions from across Textron’s businesses coupled with the newly acquired expertise of Pipistrel.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.
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