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Fri, Jan 30, 2004

Upgrade: Cessna's David Brant Climbs The Corporate Ladder

New Senior VP Of Product Engineering

On Wednesday, Cessna Aircraft Company announced David Brant as Senior Vice President, Product Engineering.

Reporting to Cessna's President and CEO Jack J. Pelton, Brant's
responsibilities will include new aircraft creation, development, design, interiors, flight test and certification, as well as product improvements for all aircraft in production and in service. 

Brant will serve as a member of Cessna's Senior Leadership Team.

"Dave brings a diverse aviation perspective to the table. He is a proven leader with a strong history in product management and development.  I'm confident he'll continue Cessna's tradition of introducing and certifying new innovative products that meet our customers' needs," said Cessna's President and CEO Jack J. Pelton.

Brant originally joined Cessna in 1974 and served in various engineering capacities until 1980. He re-joined the Cessna team in 2001 as Director of Airworthiness, Engineering Flight Test and Product Safety.  Prior to that time, Brant served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategic Planning at Galaxy Aerospace.  He has also held positions at Learjet and Piper Aircraft.

Brant holds an ATP and multi-engine license. He is type rated in the Citation 500/525S and has over 2,700 hours.  He has a B.S. in Aeronautical Technology from Arizona State University, and a M.S. in Management from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.

FMI:  www.cessna.com

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