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Cessna Activities at Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE)


Wichita, KS - - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will feature many of its popular aircraft at this year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). This will include the Citation XLS+, the Citation Sovereign and the Grand Caravan EX.

Cessna media activities during the show will include:

Press Conference

Cessna will hold its press conference on Monday, April 15 at 9:00 a.m. local time, in meeting room 1, Shanghai Hawker Pacific Service Centre at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

Company Executive Interviews

The following Cessna executives will be available for interviews during ABACE:

- Bill Schultz, senior vice president, Business Development, China

- Bill Harris, vice president, sales for Asia and Asia Pacific

- Mike Shih, vice president, Strategy and Business Development, China

- Brad Thress, senior vice president, Jets

- Jodi Noah, senior vice president, Single Engine/Propeller Aircraft

Interviews with these executives are available following the press conference between 11:00 a.m. and noon on Monday April 15 at the Cessna exhibit in the convention hall. Please contact Andy Woodward, details below, to schedule an interview during this time period.

Trade Show Exhibit:

Tuesday, April 16: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 18: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Static Display Hours:

Tuesday, April 16: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 18: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

About Cessna
Cessna is the world’s leading general aviation company. Since its inception in 1927, Cessna has designed, produced and delivered more than 193,500 airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,300 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 2011, Cessna delivered 689 aircraft, including 183 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of $2.990 billion. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at

About Textron
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

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