Cessna Offers Aftermarket Installation of Garmin G1000 Synthetic Vision Technology

July 27, 2009
Oshkosh, WI - July 27, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual week-long conference - AirVenture 2009 - it has issued optional service bulletins making available Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) on all earlier production G1000-equipped 172 Skyhawks, 182 Skylanes, 206 Stationairs and Citation Mustangs.

Cessna is developing similar optional service bulletins to offer retrofits for the G1000-equipped Corvalis and Caravan product lines.

Earlier this year, Cessna announced SVT is now an FAA-certified production option for the Mustang and all G1000-equipped 172 Skyhawks, 182 Skylanes, 206 Stationairs and the Caravan product line.

The Cessna Garmin G1000 SVT gives the pilot a simulated 3D graphical representation of the surrounding terrain and displays the aircraft’s position in an enhanced topographical database. Garmin’s SVT also includes other features such as simulated 3D depiction of obstacle identification, traffic, flight path marker, zero pitch line, runway information and airport signs.

“Adding SVT to the cockpit is an exciting feature that gives the pilot more information to enhance decision making during flight,” said John Doman, Cessna’s vice president, worldwide propeller aircraft sales. “This brings an entirely new level of situational awareness into the cockpit that will significantly enhance safe operation of the aircraft.”

Owners interested in discussing SVT options for their aircraft may contact Cessna Customer Care at 316.517.5800 or any Cessna Authorized Service Center for the current status of international approvals or to order SVT.

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About Cessna Aircraft Company
Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2008, Cessna delivered 1,301 aircraft, including 467 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $5.662 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, some 192,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered around the world, including more than 5,700 Citations, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, 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, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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