Cessna Books 40 Citations At EBACE; Expands Presence At Le Bourget
"The tremendous inflow of business we saw at EBACE is indicative of the strength of the market in Europe, particularly in Eastern Europe," said Roger Whyte, Cessna senior vice president, Sales & Marketing. "We saw interest, and took orders, throughout the range of business jets -- from the Citation Mustang to the Citation X. This show continues to grow, and continues to bring in people who want to buy airplanes." Whyte said the international market continues to expand, growing to almost half of Cessna's 2006 worldwide deliveries, up from levels of around 25 to 30 percent just a few years ago. "We think the business jet is really proving its worth in the market throughout Europe and the Middle East," Whyte said. "The range of Cessna products available to meet the demand, coupled with our ubiquitous support network, equals a tremendous value for our customers." Cessna's presence at the Paris Air Show will be in conjunction with fellow Textron companies Bell Helicopter, Textron Systems and E-Z-GO.