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TEXTRON REPORTS INCREASED REVENUES, PROFITS IN AIRCRAFT BUSINESSES
Textron said revenues and income for the second quarter increased 20 percent and 21 percent respectively. Cessna Aircraft's sales and income increased primarily due to higher sales of business jets, "especially the Citation X and Bravo," Textron reported. Cessna's backlog increased to a record $2.8 billion from $1.6 billion at year-end 1996, reflecting strong orders for the Citation line, including the Excel and the Citation X.