Cessna Invites European Operators to EBACE M&O Sessions

April 27, 2005

Wichita, KS - April 27, 2005 - Cessna's European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) Maintenance and Operation (M&O) sessions are filling quickly. The M&O sessions offered at EBACE are extremely popular with European Citation operators because of the broad range of material covered, networking opportunities, and convenience of meeting with Cessna experts to ask specific questions about their aircraft.

Cessna expects an especially large audience at its new, one-hour Citation Mustang's feature M&O session. This is the first time Cessna has offered a Mustang features M&O. The Mustang session will cover the structure, systems, engines and avionics. There will be graphics to show the current configuration of the aircraft, plus an opportunity to ask questions about the project.

Cessna M&O sessions will be held at EBACE on May 19, 2005, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and will include Citation 525 series (CitationJet, CJ1, CJ2, and CJ3), Citation 500 series (Citation I, II, II SP, Bravo, S/II, S/II SP, V, Ultra, and Encore), Citation 560XL series (Excel and XLS), Citation 650 series (III, VI, VII), Citation X (model 750), Citation Sovereign (model 680), and Citation Mustang (model 510). Operators attending Cessna's M&O sessions are introduced to the latest avionics and performance information about their aircraft. Most sessions include discussions on current modifications and inspections, upcoming bulletins, and program overviews. At the conclusion of each session, there will be opportunities for customers to ask questions.

Cessna Aircraft Company is a subsidiary of Textron. Textron Inc. is a $10 billion multi-industry company with 44,000 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, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com or 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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