Cessna Makes Multiple Announcements at Sun 'n Fun 2012

March 27, 2012

Lakeland, FL - March 27, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, made multiple announcements regarding new products, production updates, and interactive tools for Cessna customers at the annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Fla.

Cessna Corvalis TTX Moving Ahead

Cessna announced that line flow has commenced for the Cessna Corvalis TTX. The TTX is a high-performance, single-pilot luxury aircraft that holds the distinction of being the fastest certified piston-driven aircraft currently in production.
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Cessna Enforcer Program: New Approach for Aerial Law Enforcement

Cessna announced a program to market aerial law enforcement platforms that are more affordable, effective and simpler to implement. Cessna's Enforcer program is designed to offer select Cessna single-engine aircraft outfitted with the latest surveillance and communications capabilities.
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New Traffic Alert System helps aircraft see & be seen

Cessna announced the Cessna 172 Skyhawk, 182 Skylane, and 206 Stationair year 2012 models will now come equipped with the Garmin GTS 800 Traffic Alert System (TAS). This system, when integrated into the avionics package, can detect traffic in the vicinity, audibly alert the pilot of the traffic's location and distance, and make the aircraft more visible to other pilots in the area.
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Cessna Signs Grand Caravan Deal with Russia's GTLK

Cessna is celebrating an order for 15 Grand Caravans from Russian state transport leasing company GTLK. Seven Grand Caravans will be delivered this year and a further eight of the aircraft in 2013, with options for a further 15 Grand Caravans. GTLK will be leasing the aircraft on a subsidized basis to local operators as part of a government initiative announced on January 1 this year to improve local aviation services.
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Cessna Connects in the Clouds

Cessna is proud to introduce a custom-designed interactive online portal for Cessna owners. Cessna ConnectTM is a customized, cloud-based program designed to help the Cessna owner or operator keep records, track flights, log expenses and tax reports, and connect owners and enthusiasts.
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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 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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