Caravan's New Luxury Interior on Display at Asian Aerospace

February 23, 2004
Wichita, KS - February 23, 2004 - Asian Aerospace attendees will have their first chance to see the versatile Cessna Caravan with its new luxurious, jet-like interior February 24-29, 2004. The 1000th 208B Grand Caravan, which will be on display throughout the show, is owned and operated by retail customer Supap Puranitee. The 1000th 208B Grand Caravan is one of the few precursors to the OASIS interior that is now offered by Cessna and Yingling Aviation, an authorized Cessna Pilot Center and Service Station in Wichita, Kansas.

The OASIS interior provides Caravan customers with a new and simple way to travel in first class surroundings. Cessna and Yingling Aviation have established an agreement that enables Caravan customers to order their Yingling OASIS interior from Cessna for installation by Yingling under their exclusive STC. This arrangement allows customers to have their Yingling OASIS interior crafted concurrently with the production of their aircraft and take delivery of their beautiful new Caravan in a simplified delivery process.

"The OASIS interior sets a very high standards for quality, style and reliability. As Cessna handles all of the interior installation logistics, it saves the customer time and avoids many potential pitfalls," said John Doman, Vice President of Worldwide Propeller Aircraft Sales.

The exclusive OASIS interior is distinguished by its high overall quality and attractive selections of leather, fabric, and cabinetry finishing. Unique accessory and entertainment offerings include two standard AC power outlets and three optional video screens strategically located throughout the cabin.

The Caravan OASIS interior provides seating configurations for up to 10 people with two forward facing seats behind the crew, a four-place club seating area with executive side tables, and aft divan seating for two incorporating a standard flushing toilet approved for occupancy during takeoff and landing. The veneer or laminate wood cabinetry features two standard forward cabinets, one providing a convenient refreshment center, while the other is available for pilot materials and general storage applications. Electronic equipment including the latest high-tech entertainment systems, telecommunications, and flight data displays are also available as options.

To date, Yingling has completed eight Caravan OASIS interiors and has scheduled seven more for completion in 2004.

Cessna Aircraft Company is a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT). Textron is a $10 billion multi-industry company with more than 43,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, 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 Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com.

For additional information or questions about the general aviation industry, contact the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) at 202-393-1500 or www.GAMA.aero.

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