Cessna Citation CJ1+, CJ2+ and CJ3 Receive EASA Certification

July 17, 2006

Farnborough, England - July 17, 2006 - Cessna Aircraft Company received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Citation CJ1+ March 13, the Citation CJ2+ July 10 and the Citation CJ3 June 16, allowing all of the CJ series aircraft to be certified and registered within the 25 European countries adhering to EASA regulations. EASA certification also allows operators to obtain European registrations. Cessna is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

There are more than 900 airplanes in the CJ fleet with more than 1.3 million flight hours. Because of the combination of range, cabin amenities, and short-field performance, as well as Cessna's unrivaled customer support, Europe, the Middle East and Africa are the largest markets for the CJ series, after the United States.

The CJ series is single-pilot certified. The five-passenger CJ1+, six-passenger CJ2+ and extended six-passenger CJ3 feature Williams engines equipped with Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC), and the fully integrated Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite, the most advanced avionics system available on this class of business jet.

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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
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