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Cessna’s Citation Mustang Makes Public Debut at India Aviation

Aviation - 3rd March 2010

WICHITA, Kan., March 3, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Citation Mustang just completed its first customer demonstration tour throughout India on its way to make its public debut in India at India Aviation 2010 at Begumpet Airport (VOHY) in Hyderabad, India.

“There is a lot of interest in the Mustang around India and it was well received during its first tour in the area,” said Todd Duhnke, Cessna’s director of International Sales. “India is a growing market for general aviation. We believe there is potential growth in the area for the entire line of Cessna products as this region continues to embrace the advantages of general aviation,” he said.

Cessna recently rolled out the 300th Citation Mustang from its facility in Independence, Kan. It will be delivered later this year to a retail customer in Australia.

The Citation Mustang is the world’s first fully certified entry-level business jet. It was announced at the 2002 National Business Aviation Association convention and made its first flight in April 2005. The first Citation Mustang was delivered in April 2007.

Coming in at just over $3 million (2010 delivery), the Mustang features Garmin avionics, Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and boasts a range of 1,200-nautical miles.