Cessna Adds Flight Training Schools to Cessna Pilot Center Network

September 22, 2011

Hartford, CT – September 22, 2011 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the AOPA Aviation Summit in Hartford that it has added five flight training organizations to its global network of more than 250 Cessna Pilot Centers.

The newest members of the CPC network are:

  • Colt Aviation, Big Rapids, Mich.
  • Flugsportgruppe Zuercher Oberland (FZGO), Feharltorf, Switzerland
  • MERA Inc., dba Benz Aviation, Grand Haven, Mich.
  • Middle River Aviation, Baltimore, Md.
  • Island Air Express, Panama City, Fla.


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.

“With the recent release of our online Cessna Instrument Pilot Course, Cessna Pilot Centers offer a truly integrated approach to training. We invite the highest quality additions to our CPC network as part of our ongoing effort to make flying more accessible and to re-energize pilot training,” said Julie Filucci, manager, Cessna Pilot Centers for Cessna.

About Cessna Aircraft Company
Cessna is the world’s leading general aviation company. Since its inception in 1927, Cessna has designed, produced and delivered more than 192,500 airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,100 Citation business jets, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. Today, Cessna has two principal lines of business: aircraft sales and aftermarket services. Aircraft sales include Citation business jets, Caravan single-engine utility turboprops, single-engine piston aircraft and lift solutions by CitationAir. Aftermarket services include parts, maintenance, inspection and repair services. In 2010, Cessna delivered 535 aircraft, including 179 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of $2.6 billion. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at 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 textron.com.

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