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In Profile:
Christi Tannahill, Textron Aviation

In Profile:

Christi Tannahill, Textron Aviation

Shortlisted: Three categories

The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2024

The International Yacht & Aviation Awards
Textron Aviation

Name: Christi Tannahill

Company: Textron Aviation

Position within company: Senior Vice President, Customer Experience


Tell us a little about your background in Aviation design:

With a career spanning over 25 years in the aviation, I have had the privilege of collaborating closely with our Beechcraft and Cessna customers, actively seeking their valuable insights and working with my team to integrate their requirements into the aircraft design process.

How would you describe your personal design style?

My personal design style is sleek, modern and functional.

Where does your design inspiration come from?

My team and I find design inspiration everywhere, from luxury cars to boutique hotels.

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?

We consistently receive feedback from Beechcraft and Cessna owners and operators expressing their appreciation for cutting-edge aircraft technology alongside unparalleled comfort.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2024 and beyond.

Comfort, functional spaces, the latest technology, sustainable materials and modern design.

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?

Effective design seamlessly combines aesthetics and functionality.

Textron Aviation
Textron Aviation
Textron Aviation
Textron Aviation

What projects are you currently working on?

Our team is dedicated to designing and delivering the future of aviation, with a keen focus on designing cutting-edge upgrades and new products. Among our latest endeavors are the highly anticipated Cessna Citation Ascend, Citation CJ3 Gen2 and Beechcraft Denali.

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?

Our team is dedicated to continuously shaping the future of aviation through customer input, with the ultimate goal of providing unparalleled aviation experiences for our valued owners and operators.

 Anything else interesting?

One aspect of the design process that I particularly enjoy is collaborating with customers to tailor their aircraft’s interior and exterior to reflect their unique personality and preferences. Our team of highly skilled professionals meticulously designs each interior to curate a tailored and optimal aircraft environment for our customers, be it one of relaxation, innovation or productivity.

Photography: 8183 Productions

Textron Aviation have been shortlisted for the Private Jet Design Award in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2024.

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