Cessna Dedicates Textron Aerospace Mexico Facility

September 13, 2006

Wichita, KS - Sept. 13, 2006 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Textron Inc. dedicated a new aerospace production facility, Textron Aerospace Mexico, in Chihuahua, Mexico, yesterday.

"We are celebrating the success of Textron Aerospace Mexico as it has ramped up over the last year," said Cessna Senior Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain Ron Alberti. "We believe the Textron Aerospace Mexico facility is a positive step toward expanding Cessna's global presence as we continue to ensure Cessna products remain competitive in the world-wide aerospace market."

Since March of 2006, the 138 Textron Aerospace Mexico employees have participated in Cessna-specific training to assemble electrical wire bundles for Cessna jet aircraft.

"The success we've seen at Textron Aerospace Mexico is a testament to our employees whose hard work has made the launch of this facility possible, and to the Chihuahua community as a whole," Alberti said. "When we began the site selection for operation in Mexico, we gathered data and looked at criteria, such as local economy, available workforce, and standards of living. Chihuahua emerged as the absolute best choice for Cessna. From what we've seen in the last year, the validity of this choice has been confirmed over and over again."

The 62,000-square-foot facility will free up space at Cessna's manufacturing plant in Wichita, Kan. This space is needed as new airplane models are added to the Cessna line up in the next few years. As Textron Aerospace Mexico reaches full production rates, it is anticipated about 200 more employees will be added at the facility before the end of 2007.

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