Cessna Delivers World's First G1000 Equipped Skylanes

June 29, 2004
Independence, KS - June 29, 2004 - Today, Cessna achieved a significant milestone with the first deliveries of four Skylanes equipped with the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics system. During the ceremony in Independence, Kansas, Cessna's single engine team members cheered as Cessna's President and CEO Jack Pelton proudly presented the new Skylane owners their keys.

"These deliveries mark the beginning of a new era in general aviation. Providing the world's safest single engine airplanes with a fully-integrated, all-glass cockpit is one of the biggest developments since the restart of our single engine production line and revitalization of general aviation," said Jack Pelton, Cessna's President and CEO. "We are extremely proud to deliver these first all-glass G1000 equipped Skylanes, and we look forward to many more deliveries."

The airplanes were delivered to four retail customers. Several Cessna Sales Team Authorized Representatives (CSTARs) played a key role in securing these sales: Kansas Aircraft Corporation, New Century, Kansas; Lincoln Park Aviation, Lincoln Park, New Jersey; and Suburban Aviation, Ottawa Lake, Michigan.

Cessna's Single Engine product line is renowned for its proven safety record, solid reliability, low operating cost, tremendous versatility, and comprehensive worldwide service network. The new Garmin G1000 integrated avionics system was announced in October 2003, and is available as a 2004 factory-installed, NAV III option on all Skylanes, Turbo Skylanes, Stationairs, and Turbo Stationairs. Cessna anticipates delivery of over 600 single engine aircraft in 2004. Of these, more than 90 percent of Skylanes and 75 percent of Stationairs will include the Garmin G1000 avionics.

Cessna Aircraft Company is a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), 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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