Cessna Citation Mustang on Track for Certification Later this Year

July 17, 2006

Farnborough, England - July 17, 2006 - With more than 1,400 total flight hours and more than 850 flights accumulated by the three Citation Mustangs flying in Cessna Aircraft Company's certification program, the Citation Mustang remains on track for Federal Aviation Administration certification later this year and European Aviation Safety Agency certification in second quarter 2007. Cessna is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

With nearly 250 orders, the Mustang is sold out into the third quarter of 2009. Currently, about 60 percent of Mustang orders are from outside of the United States, with 30 percent from Europe. Other significant markets include South America and Australia.

Fifteen Mustangs are currently on the production line in Independence, Kan. The first flight of the fourth Mustang occurred June 15, two weeks ahead of schedule. This jet will enter service as a marketing demonstration aircraft later this year.

The Citation Mustang program was announced in September 2002. The six-seat business jet will be certified as a FAR Part 23 aircraft, with a cruise speed of 340 KTAS and maximum operating altitude of 41,000 feet.

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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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