Better Performance For Textron Aviation In 2018 With the year started and already almost a full month in, let's look at how Textron Aviation performed in the last year. It was a fairly good year for them with the majority of its sectors posting positive results and surpassing the previous years' figures. Textron's Citation jet line continues to perform well with good order intake and deliveries. Speaking of deliveries, Textron shipped 188 executive jets in 2018 which is eight more than in 2017. Turboprop deliveries were also up, 186 in 2018 compared to 155 units in 2017.