McCauley Delivers 200th Predator B Propeller

September 20, 2010

Wichita, KS – September 20, 2010 –McCauley Propeller Systems delivered the 200th propeller last week to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), for its Predator B Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

Predator B is a medium-to-high-altitude, long-endurance UAS used as a multi-mission Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) and strike system by a variety of U.S. and allied customers.

McCauley, recently recognized by GA-ASI for outstanding quality and delivery, produces a three-blade, aluminum propeller and spinner for Predator B's turboprop engine. McCauley delivered the first production propeller for the aircraft in 2006 and has orders through 2011.

In addition to providing the propeller, McCauley also manages maintenance for the propeller system.

McCauley, based in Columbus, Ga., has been designing and manufacturing high quality propellers for more than 70 years, supporting commercial, general aviation and defense products with propellers and supporting systems. McCauley is a division of Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company.

High-resolution photo of the Predator B with its McCauley propeller.

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

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