Cessna Turbo Stationair with Garmin G1000 is Certified

September 09, 2004
Wichita, KS - September 9, 2004 - Cessna Aircraft Company achieved full FAA type certification for the Garmin G1000-equipped T206H Turbo Stationair. The G1000 system provides integration of all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, weather, and engine sensor data on two large 10.4-inch glass, XGA resolution (1,024x768-pixel count) displays.

The type certification was presented to Cessna officials the evening of September 7, 2004, in Wichita, Kansas.

This marks Cessna's third Garmin G1000 FAA aircraft-level certification. Cessna received certification for the 182T Skylane and T182T Turbo Skylane in June 2004. Cessna anticipates certification for the regularly aspirated Stationair, 206H, by the end of the month. Cessna will begin Turbo Stationair deliveries in the immediate future.

In October 2003, Cessna announced Garmin's G1000 integrated avionics system as a 2004 factory installed, NAV III option on all Skylanes, Turbo Skylanes, Stationairs, and Turbo Stationairs. Within hours of the announcement, Cessna took over 300 orders from their Cessna Sales Team Authorized Representatives (CSTARs). In July 2004, Cessna revealed the 172 Skyhawk would also be equipped with the all-glass cockpit beginning in 2005.

Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices - most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark, and G1000 is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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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