July 31, 2016 6:07 AM ET

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Company Overview of Cessna Aircraft Company Inc.

Company Overview

Cessna Aircraft Company Inc. manufactures business jets and propeller aircraft. The company provides new and pre-owned citation business jets, caravan turboprops, and single-engine piston aircraft. It also offers maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, avionic upgrades, equipment installations, refurbishments, and other specialized services, as well as a mobile service program through its network of citation service centers, authorized citation service facilities, and authorized propeller service facilities in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The company was founded in 1927 and is based in Wichita, Kansas. Cessna Aircraft Company Inc. operates as a subsidiar...

One Cessna Boulevard

Wichita, KS 67215

United States

Founded in 1927





Key Executives for Cessna Aircraft Company Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Director
Chairman of Textron Inc and Chief Executive Officer of Textron Inc
Age: 54
Vice President, Secretary, General Counsel and Director
Senior Vice President of Customer Service
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Cessna Aircraft Company Inc. Key Developments

Cessna Aircraft Company Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Kent State University

Cessna Aircraft Company delivered a new Cessna Skyhawk 172 as part of an agreement recently signed with Kent State University. The multi-year agreement includes initial purchase of a new Skyhawk aircraft, product support, training and Kent States commitment to purchase new primary trainer aircraft solely from Textron Aviation to update its flight training fleet. Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio, currently operates 17 Skyhawk aircraft as the universitys primary flight trainer. Doug May presented the keys to the new aircraft to Kent State University at Textron Aviations static display at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Cessna Aircraft Company Introduces Turbo Stationair HD

Cessna Aircraft Company debuted at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture the Cessna Turbo Stationair HD, the company's enhanced version of its Cessna Turbo Stationair T206H single-engine piston aircraft. The Cessna Turbo Stationair HD is now available to customers and features a gross weight increase of 189 pounds, giving the aircraft a maximum useful load of 1,470 pounds in its standard configuration with six seats, or an impressive 1,623 pounds in a rugged utility configuration. The Cessna Turbo Stationair HD on static display this week features the Garmin G1000 avionics suite with integrated Synthetic Vision Technology and dual 10.4 inch LCD screens, ADS-B Out capability, a turbocharged 310 horsepower Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A engine and a McCauley three-blade constant speed heated propeller. The aircraft on display will also feature a flat floor, stowable seats and a cargo pod.

Cessna Aircraft Company Delivers 7,000th Citation as NetJets’ First Citation Latitude

Cessna Aircraft Company announced that it has delivered the first fractional Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet to NetJets Inc. The delivery represents significant milestones for both NetJets and the Citation product line. This aircraft represents the 7,000th Citation delivered worldwide. NetJets announced that due to owners response to the Latitude, the company has added 50 more options to its initial order placed in 2012, bringing its total order and options up to 200 aircraft. NetJets’ first Latitude is expected to enter into service in July and will be part of the fractional provider’s North American fleet that includes four other Cessna models: Citation Encore/Encore+, Citation Excel/XLS, Citation Sovereign and Citation X aircraft. With a maximum range of 2,850 nautical miles, the Citation Latitude can fly non-stop from key U.S. cities such as Los Angeles to New York and Chicago to San Francisco. With a flat floor and six feet of cabin height, the Latitude affords the most open, spacious, bright and refined cabin environment in the midsize category. Improving cabin comfort for passengers and crew alike, the Latitude features a new cabin cooling system and a new pressurization system. The system provides a 5,950-foot cabin altitude when the aircraft is at its maximum operating altitude of 45,000 feet, allowing owners to arrive at their destinations feeling more refreshed.

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