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Manufacturer of general aviation planes Cessna Aircraft Company, a business unit of Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT), announced on Thursday (18 October) that the company has received a total of 178 new aircraft orders at the end of the 2007 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Atlanta ,US, totalling over USD1bn. Cessna reportedly received orders for 101 Citations, 59 Caravans, 13 single-engine pistons and five SkyCatchers aircraft. The company said that these orders were in addition to those announced earlier for 30 Citation Xs from XOJET and 30 Citation Mustangs from an unnamed European charter company.
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