Worldwide Cessna Citation Mustang Mock-up Tour Begins

February 10, 2005

Wichita, KS - February 10, 2005 - Cessna is launching a worldwide Citation Mustang mock-up tour on February 14, 2005. The 10-city tour will commence in Chicago, Illinois, on February 14, 2005, and will conclude on May 20, 2005, at the EBACE convention in Geneva, Switzerland.

"The Citation Mustang has been enormously well received by the market," said Steve Saflin, manager of Citation Mustang marketing. "Customers and prospects have told us their confidence in Cessna's proven track record of delivering new products on time and with the specifications promised has been a major factor in their decision making. This tour, just prior to the Mustang's first flight, will further build on the Mustang excitement."

The traveling mock-up display features a full-size cabin with interior amenities and a fully functional cockpit equipped with the new Garmin G1000 avionics suite.

Mock-up Schedule:

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Date

City

Location

2/14/05

West Chicago, Illinois

T-Bird AViation / DuPage Airport

2/17/05

Baltimore, Maryland

SkyTech, Inc. / Martin State Airport

4/12/05

Farnborough, United Kingdom

TAG Aviation / Farnborough Airport

4/15/05

Antwerp, Belgium

Flying Group / Antwerp International Airport

4/21/05 -
4/24-05

Friedrichshafen, Germany

AERO Friedrichshafen / Friedrichshafen Airport

4/27/05

Vienna, Austria

Vienna Aircraft Handling / Vienna Airport

5/2/05

Milan, Linate

ATA Transporti / Milan Airport

5/4/05

Cannes, France (Nice)

Cannes-Le Mandelieu Airport

5/13/05

Zurich, Switzerland

Jet Aviation Zurich AG / Zurich Airport

5/18/05 -
5/20/05

Geneva, Switzerland

EBACE Convention / Geneva Airport

The Citation Mustang was announced at the 2002 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention. It is Cessna's newest entry-level business jet and will offer customers the same quality, safety, value and support that have been the foundation of the Citation program for over 30 years. The airplane will be certified as a FAR Part 23 aircraft, with a cruise speed of 340 knots, and maximum operating altitude of 41,000 feet. Cessna has received over 200 orders for the Citation Mustang, and the next available aircraft is the second quarter of 2009. Cessna anticipates first flight in 2005.

Cessna Aircraft Company is a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT). 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 or www.cessna.com.

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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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