WICHITA, Kan., Aug 10, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it is
renaming its newest single engine product. The jet-fuel
burning turbo aircraft announced at the EAA/AirVenture in
Oshkosh, Wis., last week as the Turbo Skylane® NXT will
now be called the Turbo Skylane® JT-ATM.
As confirmed by customer feedback at Oshkosh, the name
Turbo Skylane® JT-ATM better captures and reflects the
innovative features of the new plane than the NXT
designation. It was also brought to Cessna's attention
shortly after the announcement of the Turbo Skylane® NXT
that there was a previous use of the NXT name in the
aviation industry of which Cessna had not been aware.
Cessna both respects the trademark rights of others and
desires to obtain registered trademark status on its name
for this important new product.
Deliveries for the Turbo Skylane® JT-ATM are still
expected to commence in the first quarter of
Cessna is the world's leading general aviation
company. Since its inception in 1927, Cessna has
designed, produced and delivered more than 193,500
airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,300
Citation business jets, making it the largest fleet of
business jets in the world. Today, Cessna has two
principal lines of business: aircraft sales and
aftermarket services. Aircraft sales include Citation
business jets, Caravan single-engine utility turboprops,
single-engine piston aircraft and lift solutions by
CitationAir. Aftermarket services include parts,
maintenance, inspection and repair services. In 2011,
Cessna delivered 689 aircraft, including 183 Citation
business jets, and reported revenues of $2.990 billion.
More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is
available at cessna.com.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages
its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and
finance businesses to provide customers with innovative
solutions and services. Textron is known around the world
for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna
Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO,
Greenlee, and Textron Systems.textron.com.