German Flight School Takes Delivery of 172 Fleet

May 11, 2004

Wichita, KS - May 11, 2004 - Cessna Aircraft Company will deliver a fleet of five Cessna 172R Skyhawks to Theorie Training Center (TTC) located in Bonn, Germany. The aircraft will be delivered in late May and will be used to provide flight training for students pursuing their private pilot and instrument license. TTC has been using Cessna airplanes to teach people to fly for the past 15 years.

"People in Europe love to use Cessnas as their training airplane because they like their reputation, comfort, and excellent safety record," said Pana Poulios, Cessna's European Regional Sales Manager. "The 172 is very forgiving of student pilots' mistakes, which is a mandatory characteristic for flight training aircraft. European customers repeatedly say they want to purchase the best airplane from the best manufacturer, so they evaluate their options and repeatedly choose Cessna."

Recognized as the safest and most popular aircraft in the world, Cessna has delivered over 35,000 model 172s. Cessna's 172R Skyhawk cruises at 122 kts, has seating for four passengers, and a Bendix-King avionics package with the most advanced, fully capable suite of equipment ever assembled in this category of aircraft.

TTC was established in 1989. Students learning to fly at a TTC flight school may train in Bonn-Hangelar, Dortmund, or Dahlemer Binz. For additional information about TTC visit

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 More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at

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