Textron, however, has not made any decisions on where the program will be housed long-term, whether folded into the Cessna production lines or moved to a different location altogether. When and whether it moves depends on the program’s success – finding a buyer for the new jet. And, Textron is clear: this is a Textron AirLand project, not a Cessna aircraft.
Cessna does have a background in military procurements, more recently with Caravans that are in operation with the Iraqi and Afghan air forces. The single-turboprop has been placed with well more than a dozen international air forces.