Cessna's Citation CJ1+ Receives FAA Type Certification

June 20, 2005

Wichita, KS - June 20, 2005 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration granted type certification to Cessna's Model 525 Citation CJ1+, keeping the program on schedule and bringing the aircraft one step closer to customer delivery. Certification was awarded in just over 200 flights and 400 flight hours, spanning eleven months.

"Receiving certification on the CJ1+ is a culmination of a very important partnership between our customers and our employees," said Jack J. Pelton, Cessna's Chairman, President and CEO. "Cessna team members utilized their expertise and innovation to integrate our customers' feedback and transform the CJ1, an airplane with established excellence, into the CJ1+. The CJ1+ will, in many instances, continue the tradition of being the first jet many operators own, and we look forward to providing new Citation family members with the latest generation of this proud line."

The Citation CJ1+ offers more performance, new integrated avionics, enhanced cabin features and expanded standard equipment as compared to the CJ1. The Citation CJ1+ is powered by the new Williams' FJ44-1AP dual-channel FADEC-controlled engine. At 41,000 feet, the CJ1+ can travel more than 20 kts faster than the CJ1. In addition, a 100-pound gross weight increase of the CJ1+ allows it to carry more payload over greater distances. NBAA IFR range with single pilot and three passengers is 1,285 nm. CJ1+ takeoff distance is 3,260 feet and landing distance is 2,590 feet.

This comparison table provides Citation CJ1+ specifications relative to the Citation CJ1:

Citation CJ1+ Citation CJ1
Maximum ramp weight 10,800 lbs. 10,700 lbs.
Maximum takeoff weight 10,700 lbs. 10,600 lbs.
Maximum landing weight 9,900 lbs. 9,800 lbs.
ISA Climb Performance 41,000 ft 32 minutes (direct) 58 minutes (step climb)
Full fuel payload Single pilot + 690 lbs Single pilot + 610 lbs
Maximum cruise speed 392 kts at 31,000 ft. 381 kts at 31,000 ft.

The standard Citation CJ1+ Collins Pro Line 21 avionics package is nearly identical to the system offered on the new Citation CJ2+ and Citation CJ3 models. It features a standard configuration of three 8-inch by 10-inch active matrix color liquid-crystal displays, two air data computers, file server system with cursor control panel and enhanced map overlays, Pro Line 21 CNS radios, broadcast weather, and Collins FMS-3000 with performance database. Optional CJ1+ avionics equipment includes electronic charts showing geo-referenced aircraft position on airport diagrams, interactive graphical weather, and Honeywell Mark VIII EGPWS.

The five-place interior of the CJ1+ received substantial upgrades. Cessna's standard CJ1+ features now include a left-hand belted flushing toilet, deluxe refreshment center, LED indirect lighting, and over-water life vests. The Citation CJ1+ also takes advantage of the interior design advancements of Cessna's larger Citations. For instance, the CJ1+ will have Cessna's new one-piece cockpit overhead lining. This overhead lining was first introduced on the Citation Sovereign.

Compared to the Citation CJ1, the Citation CJ1+ offers customers 17 once-optional features as standard and 10 brand new features. Some of these standard CJ1+ features include a copilot PFD, integrated flight management system (FMS), broadcast graphical weather, Skywatch HP TCAS I, and Landmark TAWS. In addition to an expanded standard features equipment list, the CJ1+ is also equipped with many additional features previously not available on the CJ1, such as integrated avionics, FMS performance database, FADEC engines, electronic checklist, and a maintenance diagnostic system.

The Citation CJ1+ is the successor to Cessna's CitationJet and Citation CJ1 fleet, which exceeds 550 aircraft and has logged over 975,000 hours.

The first Citation CJ1+ delivery is expected in the fourth quarter of 2005.

Cessna Aircraft Company is a subsidiary of Textron Inc. Textron is a $10 billion multi-industry company with 44,000 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, Jacobsen, 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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