Cessna Names New Business Information Officer

April 26, 2004

Wichita, KS - April 26, 2004 - Cessna Aircraft Company has named Susan (Sue) Ronshagen as the new Business Information Officer.

Ronshagen is responsible for all information technology supporting Cessna's business, manufacturing and engineering needs. This includes, but is not limited to, alignment to business strategy, development of operational plans and IT program execution. Ronshagen will serve on Textron's Information Management Council and Cessna's Senior Leadership Team. She will report directly to Ken Bohlen, Textron's Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and will report on a dotted line basis to Jack J. Pelton, Cessna's President and CEO.

Prior to joining Cessna, Ronshagen held numerous executive leadership positions at Honeywell-AlliedSignal, Textron Lycoming, and Sikorsky Aircraft. Most recently, she served as Enterprise Resource Planning Program Director and Director & CIO for Honeywell's aviation aftermarket services and hardware product group.

A trained Six Sigma Black Belt and certified Green Belt, Ronshagen earned her bachelor's degree in applied science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She and her husband, John, will reside in Wichita, Kansas, with their two children.

Cessna Aircraft Company is a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), a $10 billion multi-industry company with more than 43,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com.

For additional information or questions about the general aviation industry, contact the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) at 202-393-1500 or www.GAMA.aero.

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