Cessna Aircraft Company, the world's largest general aviation aircraft manufacturer, will feature its first fully certified Very Light Jet (VLJ) - the Citation Mustang - as well as the world's fastest business jet - the Citation X - at the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA's) annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia, from 25 to 27 September.
The NBAA annual convention is the world's largest gathering of business jet manufacturers and suppliers, and was last held at Atlanta in 1999.
In 2006, Cessna delivered 1,239 aircraft, including 307 Citation business jets. It earned revenues of about $4.2 billion and had a delivery backlog of $8.5 billion. Since it started making aircraft in 1927, more than 189,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered, to nearly every country in the world. The global fleet of more than 5,000 Citations is the largest fleet of business jets in the world.
Textron Inc, Cessna's parent corporation, is an $11 billion multi-industry company operating in 32 countries with approximately 40,000 employees. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation.