Cessna's CPC Regional Manager Awarded Master CFI

July 26, 2004

Oshkosh, WI - July 26, 2004 - Cessna Aircraft Company's Regional Manager of Cessna Pilot Centers, Linda Schumm, will be recognized at EAA AirVenture for her recent designation as a Master Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). Schumm is one of four Master CFIs employed by Cessna Aircraft Company.

The Master CFI designation is a national accreditation that may be earned by aviation educators and is based on a system of advanced professional standards as well as peer review. The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) grants the designation for exceptional achievements and dedication to flight instruction as a profession. The designation serves a dual purpose. First, it identifies and publicly recognizes those "Teachers of Flight" who are demonstrating an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community. Second, it sets professional standards to which all aviation educators can aspire.

Schumm joined Cessna Aircraft Company in 1997, and currently resides in Peoria, Illinois. Since she began flying in 1984, she has accumulated over 5,500 flight hours. She holds an Airline Transport Certificate and Commercial Pilot license, as well as flight instructor ratings for single engine, multi-engine, and instrument training. She is also a Senior Parachute Rigger.

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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