Cessna's Exclusive G1000 Orientation Program

June 29, 2004

Independence, KS - June 29, 2004 - Cessna Aircraft Company has begun providing customers with its exclusive Garmin G1000 factory-authorized orientation program. The program meets the FAA/Industry Training Standards (FITS), and is designed to assist customers in their transition from traditional aircraft panel gauges to the new all-glass, jet-like cockpit.

Cessna's G1000 orientation program spans two days. Each customer is assigned an individual workstation and a computer equipped with a sophisticated, Garmin G1000 simulator program. Using a combination of classroom time, simulator exercises, and actual flight time, customers will become acquainted with the G1000's capabilities.

Currently, Cessna's exclusive G1000 training is only offered at Cessna's single engine aircraft manufacturing facility in Independence, Kansas. Later this year, Cessna will introduce a factory authorized instructor program that will be available at select Cessna Pilot Centers and Cessna Sales Team Authorized Representative locations.

The G1000 system integrates all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, weather, and Engine Instrumentation and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) data on two 10.4-inch, high-definition LCDs in the Skylane and Turbo Skylane. These active-matrix displays feature XGA resolution (1,024x768-pixel count) and are capable of presenting data in brilliant, sunlight-readable color at wide viewing angles.

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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