Cessna's Growing Presence at Asian Aerospace 2004

February 11, 2004
Wichita, KS - February 11, 2004 - Cessna Aircraft Company will feature its expanding product line at Asian Aerospace. Since the last event in 2002, Cessna has introduced several new products: Citation Mustang, Citation CJ3, Citation XLS, upgraded Citation X, Grand Caravan with Oasis executive interior, and G1000 equipped 182 and 206. Customer response to these exciting new products has been overwhelming, with combined orders exceeding 500 units.

"We have had great recent success and see a tremendous amount of potential in the Far East and Pacific markets for our new products. Customers are drawn to our product line because of its diversity. We meet the needs of individuals who want to learn to fly, those needing an aircraft for business trips, and everyone in between," said Roger Whyte, Cessna's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

On display at the show, Cessna will showcase the popular Cessna Skylane, versatile Grand Caravan with an executive interior, and Citation X, the fastest business jet in the world. The indoor exhibit will provide details on the entire Cessna product line.

Cessna will host a media briefing on Monday, February 23, at 12:30 p.m. The briefing will be held in Delta Suite in the Changi Exhibition Center. The 2004 Asian Aerospace runs from February 24 through February 27 for trade visitors, and February 28 through February 29 for public visitors.

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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