New Citation X Makes International Debut

February 23, 2004

Wichita, KS - February 23, 2004 - Cessna's 2004 Citation X will make its international debut at Asian Aerospace in Singapore. The 2004 Citation X was introduced at the 2003 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention, and features upgraded interiors and options.

The new interior features have become a favorite with customers. One of the most notable interior upgrades is new passenger seats. Customers now have four inches of additional seated hip room. Cessna has utilized its award-winning computer simulated design method to develop and certify the new passenger seats. On the flight deck, new crew seats from Goodrich Aerospace are now standard. These seats articulate in several positions for maximum comfort on long and short flights.

The contemporary interior furniture features pin-in/pin-out attachment hardware that improves maintenance and fit and finish. The latest LED technology in interior cabin controls and lighting has been incorporated to operate lighting, cabin temperature, window shades and audio/video equipment. LED lights produce less heat and are more reliable than traditional cabin lighting.

New options on the 2004 Citation X include the Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System (EVS) and Aircell satellite telephones. The 2004 Citation X upgrades will be incorporated at serial number 225. Cessna anticipates certification and first customer deliveries in 2004.

Traveling at Mach .92, the Citation X is the fastest business jet in the world. Cessna announced the Citation X at the 1990 NBAA convention. It received type certification in 1996, and first customer deliveries occurred the same year. Today, over 220 Citation Xs are in the fleet and they have accumulated over 460,000 flight hours.

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 More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at

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