Cessna Names Van Bortel Aircraft a Caravan Authorized Sales Representative

January 18, 2011

Wichita, KS – January 18, 2011 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has expanded its affiliation with Van Bortel Aircraft, a long-time Cessna sales and service representative, to include sales of its Caravan line of turboprop aircraft.

Van Bortel Aircraft has sold Cessna aircraft exclusively since its founding by Howard G. Van Bortel in 1985 and became formally affiliated with Cessna in 1990. Based at Arlington Municipal Airport (GKY) in Arlington, Texas, the company will serve as a Caravan Authorized Sales Representative for Texas and New Mexico. Van Bortel Aircraft also is a Cessna Sales Team Authorized Representative for single-engine piston aircraft and a Cessna authorized single-engine, multi-engine and propjet service center.

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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