Farnborough, U.K., September 5, 2007 – Entrepreneur Jane Howell has become the first European customer to take delivery of a Citation Mustang, the new-generation entry level business jet designed by Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company.
“This is a significant day for Cessna,” said Trevor Esling, vice president, international sales, for Cessna. “The Mustang is ideally suited to the European market place and one third of our current order book is from European customers.”
Cessna has booked more than 350 orders for the aircraft and has delivered 24 Mustangs from the Independence, Kan., facility since deliveries began earlier this year. The company is on track to deliver 44 aircraft in 2007 and plans to ramp up production to 150 Mustangs per year by 2009.