Cessna Names New European Caravan and Single Engine Authorized Sales Representatives

May 24, 2004
Geneva, Switzerland - May 24, 2004 - Cessna Aircraft Company has appointed Abelag Aviation S.A, Delta System-Air a.s., and MAC Aviation S.A. as European authorized sales representatives (ASR).

"Being authorized to sell new Cessna propeller airplanes is a very desirable position, and we are fortunate to make our choices from the best aviation businesses in their respective areas," said Roger Martin, Director of Propeller Marketing. "We are extremely pleased to have Abelag Aviation, Delta System-Air, and MAC Aviation on our sales team and are confident they will do an outstanding job serving Cessna customers."

Abelag Aviation S.A. dba ABC Aviation N.V. located in Belgium will market Cessna's single engine piston airplanes in Belgium, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands. Founded in 1964, they operate from the Brussels National Airport and meet customers' aircraft charter, maintenance and sales needs. Additional information is available at www.abelag.be.

Delta System-Air a.s. will sell Cessna's Caravans and single engine piston aircraft to the Czech and Slovak Republics. In addition to their new Cessna responsibilities, Delta System-Air also provides customers with flight training, maintenance, and aircraft rental services. Additional information is available at www.dsa.cz.

Based in Zaragoza, Spain, MAC Aviation was founded in 1985. They became a Cessna single engine piston aircraft sales representative in May 2004. MAC Aviation provides customers with JAR-OPS1 air-taxi and charter services, aircraft handling, maintenance, and JAR-FCL flight training. It is owned by the PROYEX group, one of the largest privately-owned quality assurance groups in Spain. Additional information is available at www.mac.aero.

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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