Cessna Encouraged By Signs of Growing General Aviation Industry in India

March 03, 2010

Hyderabad, India – March 3, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is encouraged by signs the general aviation industry is growing in India.

"Over the past several months, we've seen increased interest in the Citation family of business jets, especially the Citation CJ2+ and Citation XLS+," said Todd Duhnke, Cessna's director of International Sales.

"Our strong relationship with Cessna authorized sales representative and service facility Taneja Aerospace & Aviation, located in Bangalore, India, has helped us gain a strong presence in the area as well as demonstrate the importance of general and business aviation to this growing economy," he said.

In partnership with Textron sister company Bell Helicopter, Cessna is participating in India Aviation 2010 located at Begumpet Airport (VOHY) March 3-7 in Hyderabad, India. There will be a Citation CJ2+, Citation Mustang, Grand Caravan and Skyhawk on static display during the show.

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.

Connect with Textron IR

David Rosenberg, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Kyle Williams, Manager, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288

Email Alert

Enter your Email *
Mailing Lists *

Enter the code shown above.