Cessna Adds Flight Training Schools to Cessna Pilot Center Network

July 26, 2010

Oshkosh, WI – July 26, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual week-long conference - AirVenture 2010 that it has added five flight training schools to its global network of more than 280 Cessna Pilot Centers (CPCs).

The newest members of the CPC network are:

  • Crosswinds Aviation, Howell, Mich.
  • Exclusive Aviation, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Falcon Aviation Academy, Newnan, Ga.
  • Space Coast Aviation, Merritt Island, Fla.
  • Tailwind Flight Center, Green Bay, Wis.

 

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.

Filucci will be a presenter at the “Learn to Fly Discovery Center” during AirVenture 2010 on July 28-29 at 1 p.m.

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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