Cessna Names Steve Fushelberger Vice President, Marketing

September 26, 2005

Wichita, KS - September 26, 2005 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron (TXT), named Steve Fushelberger vice president of marketing effective Sept. 26, 2005. He will report to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Roger Whyte.

"I am pleased to have Steve lead the marketing function for our company," Whyte said. "He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of marketing, as well as a deep understanding of our industry. He has a strong commitment to deliver the highest caliber of customer satisfaction."

Phil Michel, current vice president of marketing, will remain at Cessna until his retirement in April 2006. "For the past 30 years, Phil has played a key role in our company's growth and success," Whyte said. "We appreciate his willingness to remain at Cessna and continue to provide guidance as Steve transitions into his new role. All of us at Cessna are extremely grateful for Phil's outstanding contributions, his dedication and his leadership, not only to our company, but to the whole of general aviation."

Prior to joining Cessna, Fushelberger served as vice president of public affairs for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and as vice president of marketing communications for the Avolar division of United Airlines. He also held marketing communications positions at Rolls-Royce Corporation and Agusta Aerospace.

He has a bachelor's of science in marketing from Indiana University, and is a commercial pilot with multi-engine, instrument and seaplane ratings, and more than 1,500 flight hours.

Based on unit sales, Cessna is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation aircraft. In 2004, Cessna delivered more than 900 aircraft and reported revenues of about $2.5 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, more than 180,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered to nearly every country in the world. The global fleet of more than 4,000 Citations is the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com. Cessna Aircraft Company is a subsidiary of Textron Inc., a $10 billion, multi-industry company with 44,000 employees in 40 countries.

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