Date
28 May 2009
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cessna Citation Service Centers Welcome Avfuel Charge Cards

WICHITA, Kan., May 28, 2009 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its U.S. Citation Service Centers now accept Avfuel Charge Cards and Cessna Contract Fuel Cards from Avfuel Corp., the nation’s leading independent supplier of aviation fuels and services.

“We are very pleased to offer the additional convenience of Avfuel charge cards to thousands of Citation customers using our company service centers in the U.S.,” said Cessna Vice President of Service Facilities Stan Younger. “Avfuel’s cards are designed specifically to meet the needs of aircraft owners and operators and now card holders will be welcomed by our Cessna-owned Citation Service Centers.”

Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Avfuel Corp. serves the global aviation industry through a network of more than 600 domestic dealers and 700 international locations with Avfuel Contract Fuel. Avfuel is the leading independent supplier of aviation fuel and services to FBOs as well as a diverse market of specialty carriers including airlines, freight companies, military special operations, helicopter users and corporate flight departments.

Cessna’s Citation Service Centers offer comprehensive maintenance services and programs designed to enhance the experience of owning and operating Cessna Citations, the world’s most popular and productive line of business jets. In addition to Avfuel charge cards, the Citation Services Centers accept most major charge cards.

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Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2008, Cessna delivered 1,301 aircraft, including 467 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $5.662 billion. Cessna has a backlog of $13 billion as of March 31, 2009. Since the company was originally established in 1927, some 192,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered around the world, including more than 5,700 Citations, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com.

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) 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.

Marc Cornelius

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Article Author Marc Cornelius