Citation Mustang Gaining Popularity as Multi-Mission Performer

November 11, 2010

Long Beach, CA – November 11, 2010 – The Citation Mustang, already a star as an entry-level business jet around the globe, is fast becoming one of the most versatile as well, as customers continue to expand its role, thanks to its performance efficiency and low operating costs. The Citation Mustang is produced by Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

“We knew the Citation Mustang would be popular the world over as a business jet, both as an owner-flown aircraft and in traditional on-demand roles, but we are finding our customers leading us to define new applications such as training and special mission work,” said Jack Pelton, Cessna chairman, president and CEO.

Earlier this year, Cessna delivered five Mustangs to Singapore Airlines for its pilot training program. In July, Cessna teamed with Spectrum Aeromed to offer a medical evacuation system for the Mustang. The first version will be in service by the end of the year.

Cessna recently announced a new High Sierra Edition Mustang featuring luxury editions of the three currently offered interiors, a special paint scheme, a Garmin G1000 with Synthetic Vision Technology, electronic charts and locking fuel caps as well as unique service and parts programs. A new High Sierra Edition Mustang is on display during the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Aviation Summit 2010 at the Long Beach Airport (KLGB).

Cessna delivered its 300th Mustang this summer. The Mustang is certified in more than 60 countries.

The Citation Mustang is the world’s first fully certified entry-level business jet. The program was announced at the 2002 National Business Aviation Association convention and the aircraft made its first flight in April 2005. Coming in at just over $3 million (2010 delivery), the Mustang features Garmin avionics, Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and boasts a maximum 1,100-nautical mile range.

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

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

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