Cessna Aircraft Company delivered 1,274 aircraft in 2007 – including first deliveries of four models: the newly acquired (from Columbia Aircraft) Cessna 350 and 400 single-engine pistons, the all-new Citation Mustang entry level jet and the upgraded Citation Encore+ business jet.
During the year, Cessna delivered 387 business jets, 80 turboprops and 807 piston aircraft. In 2006, the company recorded deliveries of 307 business jets, 67 turboprops and 865 piston aircraft. The company plans to deliver 470 business jets in 2008.
Cessna’s revenues for 2007 were $5.0 billion, up from $4.2 billion a year ago. The company’s backlog grew to an all-time high $12.6 billion and total employment grew to more than 15,000.