Cessna Adds Flight Training Schools to Cessna Pilot Center Network

November 11, 2010

Long Beach, CA – November 11, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Aviation Summit 2010 that it has added five flight training schools to its global network of more than 270 Cessna Pilot Centers (CPCs).

The newest members of the CPC network are:

  • Alliance International Aviation; Chino, Calif.


  • Genesis Flight Academy, LLC; Georgetown, Texas


  • JacksonAir; Thermal, Calif.


  • North Florida Flight Training; West Palm Beach, Fla.


  • Tailwind Flight Center; Appleton, Wisc.

 

CPCs are flight training affiliates that use the new Cessna Flight Training System and Cessna aircraft and offer customers an array of services including flight training.

“Expanding our CPC network is part of the company’s effort to make flying more accessible and to re-energize pilot training,” said Julie Filucci, Cessna CPC manager.

Cessna has also successfully launched the 162 Skycatcher on Cessna Pilot Center flight lines, with five CPCs now using the light sport aircraft in flight training.

Those CPCs are:

  • Downtown Aviation; Memphis, Tenn.


  • Eagle Aircraft; Valparaiso, Ind.


  • Kansas Aviation; Wichita, Kan.


  • Panorama Flight Service; White Plains, N.Y.


  • Space Coast Aviation; Merritt Island, Fla.

 

More information can be found at www.cessnaflighttraining.com.

About Cessna Aircraft Company
Cessna is the world's leading general aviation company, based on unit sales, with five major lines of business: Citation business jets, Caravan single-engine turboprops, Cessna single-engine piston aircraft, aftermarket services and lift solutions by CitationAir. In 2009, Cessna delivered 754 aircraft, including 289 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $3.3 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, more than 192,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered around the world, including more than 6,000 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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