Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company, ended the 2007 National Business Aviation Association convention in Atlanta last month with 178 new aircraft orders valued at more than $1 billion.
During the three-day event, Cessna took orders for 101 Citations, 59 Caravans, 13 single-engine pistons and five SkyCatchers. These orders were in addition to those announced at the opening-day press conference for 30 Citation Xs from XOJET and 30 Citation Mustangs from an unnamed European charter company.
The significant aspects of this show were that we had tremendous success across the range of products from SkyCatcher to Citation X and that the international market continues to expand, said Roger Whyte, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing for Cessna.
Sales for Citations ranged from Citation Mustangs to Citation Xs, but the most popular at NBAA were the CJ3 and the XLS+.