First EASA Certified Citation Mustang Delivered

November 06, 2007
Farnborough, U.K. - November 6, 2007 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has delivered the first European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified Citation Mustang to the Danish entrepreneur Jørgen Andersen. The aircraft will be privately owned and operated by Andersen and his company JAI.

This is the second Citation Mustang delivered to a European customer following the recently announced delivery to Jane Howell of a U.S. registered aircraft.

Andersen has been a Cessna Citation customer for a number of years and has previously owned a Citation 501. He has been flying jets for the last 10 years.

"I am delighted to have taken delivery of this new Citation Mustang," Andersen said. "It is a wonderfully designed aircraft and is ideal for my frequent trips around Europe and the United States, as I live in California for half the year."

Trevor Esling, vice president, International Sales for Cessna Aircraft, said: "This is another significant milestone for the Mustang which is proving tremendously popular in Europe. It is particularly gratifying that it has been delivered to such a long standing and loyal Cessna customer as Jørgen Andersen and we wish him many happy years of flying his new aircraft."

The Citation Mustang, recently named "Product of the Year" by The Aviation Consumer, became the first of a new category of entry-level jets to achieve both full U.S. Federal Aviation Administration type certification (September 8, 2006) and EASA certification (May 21, 2007).

The six-place Citation Mustang has a top speed of 340 ktas, a range of 1,150 nautical miles and a service ceiling of 41,000 feet.

Cessna has booked more than 400 orders for the aircraft and has delivered 36 Mustangs from the Independence, Kan., facility since deliveries began earlier this year. The company is on track to deliver 44 aircraft in 2007 and plans to ramp up production to 150 Mustangs per year by 2009.

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. Cessna has a current backlog of $11.9 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

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