Cessna Taps Wallan Aviation for Citation Service in Riyadh

October 06, 2008
Orlando, FL - October 6, 2008 - The Customer Services team at Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has named Wallan Aviation in Riyadh as an Authorized Citation Service Center for the Middle East.

The certification for Wallan, a long-time Cessna Authorized Sales Representative, applies to all 500-series Citations.

“Capt. Saad Wallan brings considerable Citation expertise to our service network and will be a key partner in this very important region of the world,” said Mark Paolucci, Cessna senior vice president, Customer Service. “Our Gulf States customers now have access to local service from a top aviation company.”

The announcement comes on the heels of other key Customer Service announcements made this week at the National Business Aviation Association annual convention here. The company also named TANEJA Aerospace & Aviation Ltd. in Bangalore , India as an authorized service station, and Kinch Aviation in Nottinghamshire , U.K. as an authorized service station.

Cessna also announced this week it is opening a new company-owned Citation Service Center in Spain .

About Cessna Aircraft Company
Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2007, Cessna delivered 1,272 aircraft, including 387 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $5 billion. Cessna has a current backlog of $16 billion through June 30, 2008. Since the company was originally established in 1927, some 191,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered around the world, including more than 5,400 Citations, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at http://www.cessna.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a $13.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 34 countries with approximately 44,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, defense and intelligence, 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 www.textron.com.

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