Citation Mustang Program Accumulates More Than 850 Flight Hours

April 04, 2006

Lakeland, FL - April 4, 2006 - The Cessna Citation Mustang program continues to move toward certification and first delivery, both scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2006:

  • The Mustang prototype, serial number 0001 and serial number 0002 have accumulated more than 850 total flight hours.

  • All major airframe static tests are complete. The current focus of certification flights are avionics and autopilot, systems, and stability and control.

  • Fatigue testing is more than 80 percent complete.

  • The Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F dual-channel FADEC engines were certified Dec. 30.

  • Serial numbers 0003 through 0009 have started down the line in Independence, Kan.

  • Mustang assembly tooling is fully transitioned to Cessna's Independence, Kan., facility. Serial number 0004 will be the first Cessna jet to be fully assembled outside of Wichita. The Independence facility also produces Cessna's single engine piston aircraft.

  • With more than 230 orders, the Citation Mustang is sold out into 2009.

The Citation Mustang was announced in September 2002. The six-seat business jet will be certified as a single-pilot, FAR Part 23 aircraft, with a cruise speed of 340 KTAS and maximum operating altitude of 41,000 feet.

Cessna is a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT).

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