Cessna's CEO Flies to Sun 'n Fun in 182 G1000

April 12, 2004
Wichita, KS - April 12, 2004 - Cessna's President and CEO Jack J. Pelton flew the new Garmin G1000 equipped NAV III Turbo Skylane 182 from Wichita, Kansas, to Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida. Arriving at the show on Monday, April 12, 2004, this was Pelton's longest cross-country in the new all-glass G1000 equipped T182.

"This is a fantastic airplane," said Pelton. "Nearly everyone in the industry is familiar with the 182's reputation as a reliable, safe and competent work-horse, and with the G1000 avionics the Skylane has been taken to an all new level of performance. The fully-integrated, large all-glass displays are very similar to what you would find in a Citation business jet. Our customers are going to love the experience of flying with this type of technology in their Cessna single engine aircraft."

Already recognized as two of the industry's safest airplanes, the new 2004 G1000 equipped 182 Skylane and 206 Stationair will offer yet another avionics safety feature - a PFD/MFD back-up reversionary mode. In the unlikely event of a failure or shutdown of either display, the primary flight display and multifunction display will automatically enter a reversionary mode. In reversionary mode, the remaining display will present the primary flight display symbology together with the engine parameters allowing the pilot to continue safely flying the airplane. In addition, the G1000 offers unique in-flight initialization capability and pop-up windows for moving maps, traffic and weather information.

Currently, Cessna's single engine piston aircraft product line includes the 172R Skyhawk, 172S Skyhawk SP, 182T Skylane, T182T Turbo Skylane, 206H Stationair and T206H Turbo Stationair. Cessna's single engine piston aircraft are recognized for their proven safety, solid reliability, low operating costs and a comprehensive worldwide service network.

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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