Susi Air Orders Six Cessna Grand Caravan Aircraft

February 18, 2008
Singapore - February 18, 2008 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has received an order for six Model 208B Grand Caravan turboprop aircraft from Susi Air of Indonesia. Cessna is featuring one of the airline's aircraft in its static aircraft display this week at the Singapore Airshow.

The six Model 208Bs will deliver in 2009 and 2010. Susi currently operates eight Grand Caravans and has two more delivering in the first quarter of this year.

Susi Air transported more than 30,000 scheduled passengers on four routes with two aircraft in 2007 from its Medan base. The company plans for 100,000 passengers in 2008.

The remainder of Susi Air's fleet carries cargo in remote provinces of Indonesia, and one VIP-equipped aircraft is based in Jakarta for charter.

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 $12.6 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 5,100 Citations is the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at

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, 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

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