Cessna Celebrates Independence: Southeast Kansas Facility Marks 10 Year Anniversary and First Production Citation Mustang Rollout

May 25, 2006

Wichita, Kansas – May 25, 2006 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, celebrates several milestones at its Independence, KS., facility on May 31, highlighted by remarks from US Congressman Todd Tiarht and Cessna President, CEO and Chairman Jack J Pelton.

Milestones being celebrated at the Cessna facility in Independence include the rollout of the first Citation Mustang produced entirely at the facility; the 10th anniversary of the facility; and the grand opening of the new customer delivery center.

Cessna's Independence facility draws its 800 employees from all over southeastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma. It is home to assembly operations for all Cessna single-engine aircraft, and now for the Citation Mustang, Cessna's new twin-engine business jet, now in flight test and scheduled to be certified later this year.


Cessna Celebrates Independence


May 31, 2006


10 a.m.: Remarks and Rollout

11 a.m.: Facility Tour

12 p.m.: Lunch


Cessna Aircraft Company

One Cessna Boulevard

Independence, KS


Bree Cox – Cessna Media Relations

Tel – 316 517 7361

Doug Oliver – Cessna Media Relations

Tel – 316 517 1927

Call for more information and directions to the facility in Independence.

Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2005, Cessna delivered 1,157 aircraft and reported revenues of about $3.5 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, more than 187,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered to nearly every country in the world. The global fleet of more than 4,500 Citations is the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com.

Textron Inc. is a $10 billion multi-industry company operating in 33 countries with approximately 37,000 employees in continuing operations. 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.

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