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Cessna Pilot Centers Gain Approval in India for New Training Course

Aviation - 5th March 2010

HYDERABAD, India, March 4, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has received Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DCGA) approval for its three Cessna Pilot Centers in India to use its new Sport/Private Pilot Course in their private pilot certificate training programs.

The Cessna Pilot Centers gaining the approval are: Touchwood Aviation Academy, New Delhi; Chimes Aviation Pvt Ltd, New Delhi; and Wings Aviation Pvt Ltd, Secunderabad.

Cessna developed the new Sport/Private Pilot Course in association with King Schools and released it to Cessna Pilot Centers in September. The course is now the foundation of Cessna’s Flight Training System offered by the global CPC network.

The major advantages of the Cessna Flight Training System are that it’s Web-based for maximum customer flexibility, and it incorporates customizable scenarios for maximum instructor flexibility.

The Web-based system keeps track of every aspect of customer training and they can access training materials from any location where they have access to the Internet. And since the program is Web-based, changes and updates can be made instantly, with no replacement materials to distribute.

The Cessna Flight Training System also allows an instructor to customize the program to meet the requirements of the local training environment while not compromising the integrity of the training system.

Cessna Pilot Centers are flight training affiliates that use Cessna’s proprietary training curriculum and Cessna aircraft. There are more than 280 in the United States and around the world, offering customers an array of services including flight training.

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