David Brant Named Senior Vice President of Product Engineering

January 28, 2004
Wichita, KS - January 28, 2004 - Cessna Aircraft Company is pleased to announce David Brant as Senior Vice President, Product Engineering. Reporting to Cessna's President and CEO Jack J. Pelton, Brant's responsibilities will include new aircraft creation, development, design, interiors, flight test and certification, as well as product improvements for all aircraft in production and in service. Brant will serve as a member of Cessna's Senior Leadership Team.

"Dave brings a diverse aviation perspective to the table. He is a proven leader with a strong history in product management and development. I'm confident he'll continue Cessna's tradition of introducing and certifying new innovative products that meet our customers' needs," said Cessna's President and CEO Jack J. Pelton.

Brant originally joined Cessna in 1974 and served in various engineering capacities until 1980. He re-joined the Cessna team in 2001 as Director of Airworthiness, Engineering Flight Test and Product Safety. Prior to that time, Brant served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategic Planning at Galaxy Aerospace. He has also held positions at Learjet and Piper Aircraft.

Brant holds an ATP and multi-engine license. He is type rated in the Citation 500/525S and has over 2,700 hours. He has a B.S. in Aeronautical Technology from Arizona State University, and a M.S. in Management from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.

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.

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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