GENEVA, Switzerland, May 12, 2009 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, this month will deliver a Citation X to Saad Wallan, chairman of Wallan Aviation. This will become the sixth Citation X to be based in the Middle East and confirms the Citation X’s growing popularity in the region.
Based in Riyadh and Dubai, Wallan Aviation is Cessna’s Authorized Sales Representative and Authorized Citation Service Center for the Middle East.
Wallan will use his Citation X to travel between his diverse business interests in the Middle East, United States, Europe and Asia.
“The Citation X is the perfect aircraft for people who have to cover large distances and enjoy the thrill of flight. Both as pilot and passenger, I greatly look forward to taking delivery of the aircraft,” said Wallan.
With a maximum speed of Mach .92, the Citation X is the world’s fastest civil aircraft. Since launch, Cessna has delivered more than 45 Citation Xs to the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and more than 300 Citation Xs worldwide.