Cessna Offers Deposit Amplifier for Retail Skylane and Turbo Skylane Aircraft Purchased Through 2009

The program through year end adds $30,000 to a deposit on a retail order for qualifying new Cessna 182 or Turbo 182 Skylane single-engine piston aircraft.


WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 7, 2009 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced a "deposit amplifier" program through the end of the year that adds $30,000 to a deposit on a retail order for qualifying new Cessna 182 or Turbo 182 Skylane single-engine piston aircraft.

Also included in the offer is a free service bulletin kit for one of the following software upgrades: Garmin's Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) or Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (TAWS-B), or Jeppesen Chartview (subscription not included). The service bulletin kit will be installed by the local dealer.

Depending on the buyer's individual circumstances, the aircraft may also qualify for accelerated depreciation if it is purchased by the end of the year.1

The Cessna 182 and Turbo 182 Skylane is a four-place single-engine, high-wing piston aircraft featuring a Textron Lycoming IO-540 engine, advanced Garmin G1000 avionics, and a range of more than 900 miles. When fitted with a turbocharger, the top speed jumps from 150 knots to 176 knots, or about 202 mph.

The package is available through Cessna's network of authorized dealers to new retail customers anywhere in the world. To find the nearest Cessna dealer, click here or visit www.cessna.com.

1 Savings related to accelerated depreciation vary depending on buyer circumstances. Consult your tax professional to see if this does or does not apply to your situation.

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