Cessna 400 Headlines Company’s Participation at Athens Airshow
Wichita, Kan.– Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it will bring its new Cessna 400 to headline its participation at ICARUS Aero Expo Athens 2008 in June during the 24th International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association world assembly.
Other Cessna aircraft joining the Cessna 400 at the show will include a 182 Skylane and 208B Grand Caravan. Cessna will be supporting its Athens-based Authorized Sales Representative at the show, Kostas Karayannis, S.A.
“We are very pleased to be exhibiting our exciting new Cessna 400 for the first time in Greece,” said Pana Poulios, Cessna’s regional sales manager for Europe. “This first international Athens expo is a great opportunity for us to show the enhanced capability and functionality of the advanced avionics in our single-engine aircraft line - as well as introduce the Cessna 400 to Southern Europe.”
Cessna purchased assets of the former Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Co. last December to add the Cessna 350 and Cessna 400 high-performance, low-wing aircraft to its line-up that includes the Cessna 172, 182 and 206 models, the best selling single-engine piston aircraft in history. Current models now feature the all-glass Garmin G1000 avionics suite, including the GFC 700 flight control system.
The 208/208B Caravan series is the world’s best selling utility turboprop aircraft and now also features Garmin’s G1000 avionics and fully-integrated GFC 700 flight control system in a three-screen, dual AHRS system. Cessna is increasing Caravan production this year to meet a sharp rise in customer demand related to the Caravan’s new features, which also includes the TKS anti-ice system. The company delivered 80 Caravans in 2007 and is on track delivery well over 100 units in 2008.
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