New Vice President of Supply Management Named

January 28, 2004

Wichita, KS - January 28, 2004 - Cessna Aircraft Company has named Don Beverlin as Vice President, Supply Management.

In this newly created position, Beverlin is responsible for material price variance management; supplier relations and development; strategic sourcing and procurement of propulsion, avionics, electrical, and major aircraft systems; indirect materials; and supply chain new programs, policies, processes and contracts. Beverlin will report to Ron Alberti, Senior Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain.

Beginning his Cessna career in 2000 as a commodity team leader, Beverlin has held numerous positions at Cessna each with increasing responsibility. Most recently he served as Director of Strategic Sourcing for the Systems Commodity Group. Prior to joining Cessna, Beverlin worked at Honeywell.

Beverlin graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Physical Science with emphasis in Mechanical Engineering. He and his wife reside in rural Newton, Kansas. They have two daughters and two sons.

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.

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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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Cameron Vollmuth, Manager,
Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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