Cessna Receives Order for Two XLS Aircraft from Turkish Government

October 08, 2007
Wichita, KS - October 8, 2007 - The Turkish government recently ordered two XLS aircraft from Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

The aircraft will be used by the DHMI (General Directorate of State Airports Authority) to inspect airport navigation aids. DHMI began using two Citation V aircraft for special mission purposes in 1993 which will now be replaced by the new XLS aircraft.

Prior to delivery in 2009, the aircraft will be modified to include special flight inspection calibration equipment produced by NSM (Norwegian Special Missions). NSM is a subsidiary of Sundt Air - also a long time Cessna Citation operator.

"The Citation XLS represents an excellent platform for flight inspection and carries on the tradition of the Citation V previously operated by the DHMI in Turkey for the same mission," said Trevor Esling, vice president, international sales at Cessna Aircraft Company. "We are delighted that the DHMI has decided to maintain its use of Citations for flight inspection special missions."

The XLS travels up to 440 knots, has a range of more than 1,800 nautical miles, climbs direct to 45,000 feet in 29 minutes and can land on runways as short as 3,560 feet. The 560 series began with the Citation XL, which was granted Federal Aviation Administration type certification in April 1998. The XL received a block point change in 2004 and became the XLS.

Cessna delivered 73 XLS aircraft in 2006, the most out of the current line of eight Citation jets.

EMAIR, Cessna's authorized sales representative for Turkey, played an integral part in assisting Cessna in completing the sale. EMAIR is the only authorized sales representative of Cessna Citation business jets and single engine aircraft in Turkey. During its 30 years in business, EMAIR has delivered more than 200 Cessna aircraft - approximately 40 of which were Citation business jets - to government, military and private customers in the region.

Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2006, Cessna delivered 1,239 aircraft, including 307 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $4.2 billion and a backlog of $8.5 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, some 190,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered to nearly every country in the world. The global fleet of more than 5,000 Citations is the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at http://www.cessna.com.

Textron Inc. is an $11 billion multi-industry company operating in 32 countries with approximately 40,000 employees. 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 Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at http://www.textron.com.

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