Cessna Selects HR Textron as Actuation Supplier for Citation Mustang Business Jet

June 23, 2004

Wilmington, MA - June 23, 2004 - HR Textron (Santa Clarita, California), an operating unit of Textron Systems, has been selected by Cessna Aircraft to supply the Flap and Speedbrake actuators for the new Citation Mustang aircraft. To date, Cessna has firm orders for more than 200 Citation Mustang aircraft.

Bruce Finley, program manager aircraft controls at HR Textron, stated, "We are pleased to further our relationship with Cessna through this important contract. The Citation Mustang award broadens our experience in the application of actuation control technologies for the business and regional jet market."

The Citation Mustang is designed to fill an enormous void in the turbine aircraft market and meet the demanding needs of tomorrow's aviation environment. With two turbofan engines, the Mustang will provide more speed, range and altitude capability than currently offered by any single or multi-engine piston or turboprop aircraft.

"We are pleased to work with HR Textron for the Mustang flap and speedbrake actuators. We received proposals from numerous suppliers during our decision-making phase," said Craig Weddle, Mustang Supply Management Program Lead, Cessna Aircraft "HR Textron was awarded this contract because of their thorough proposal and the established, mutually-beneficial relationship between our two companies."

About Textron Systems

Textron Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., provides innovative technology solutions to meet the needs of the global aerospace and defense industries. The company supports military precision engagement and dominant maneuver with strike weapons, mobility and surveillance systems. The Textron name is well known in the areas of advanced weapons, surveillance systems, aircraft control components, specialty marine craft and armored vehicles.

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is 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.

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