Cessna's New "All-Glass" Skylane is Certified

June 18, 2004
Wichita, KS - June 18, 2004 - Cessna Aircraft Company achieved full FAA type certification for the Garmin G1000-equipped 182T Skylane. The type certification was presented to Cessna officials during a brief ceremony held in Wichita, Kansas. This is the Garmin G1000's first FAA aircraft-level certification. Cessna's T182T Turbo Skylane will be certified in the coming days. Cessna anticipates Stationair and Turbo Stationair certification in August 2004.

Cessna's President and CEO Jack Pelton said, "We are very excited to receive this FAA type certification. Congratulations to everyone who has worked on making this a reality. Your commitment has enabled us to attain this noteworthy achievement within eight months of when we announced the G1000 on our single engine piston aircraft."

"Throughout our 77-year history, we have strived to design airplanes that are simple to operate as well as safe and fun to fly. We stayed true to that design philosophy when we chose the all-glass Garmin G1000 avionics. It was the ideal choice for our single engine product line because of its state-of-the-art integration and intuitiveness. The G1000 brings a new level of safety and situational awareness to the cockpit. Flying a Cessna is now better than ever."

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). Features most applauded by CSTARs and customers include:

- 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

- Solid State Attitude Heading & Reference System (AHRS)

- Dual integrated avionics systems with dual nav/com radios, dual VOR/LOC/ILS receivers, and dual GPS receivers

- Mode S Transponder with Traffic Information System (TIS)

- WX-500 Stormscope displayed on PFD / MFD

- Next generation, high bandwidth data-link weather system including NEXRAD, METARs, FIS provisions, lightning, and up to 14 other weather services. The system provides reception at all altitudes throughout the Continental US on the XM Radio satellite network.

- XM Satellite Radio entertainment system as standard equipment

- Full, in-flight reversionary capabilities that allow flight critical information to transfer to a single display.

Cessna anticipates the first Skylane delivery immediately. In conjunction with the first delivery, Cessna will rollout an exclusive training program on the Garmin G1000.The training program is designed to familiarize customers with their new airplane and to promote the highest level of safety possible.

Cessna anticipates delivery of over 600 single engine aircraft in 2004. Of these, more than 90 percent of Skylanes and 75 percent of Stationairs will include the Garmin G1000 avionics.

Cessna has delivered over 21,000 Skylanes. The Skylane is renowned for its proven safety record, solid reliability, low operating cost, tremendous versatility, and comprehensive worldwide service network.

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), 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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