First Cessna Citation Mustang Demonstration Aircraft Takes Flight

June 15, 2006

Wichita, KS - June 15, 2006 - Cessna Aircraft Company's first production Citation Mustang assembled in Independence, Kan., serial number 0003, took flight today. The first flight was two weeks ahead of schedule. The flight lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes, and completed all scheduled functional flight checks. Cessna is a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT).

Serial number 0003 will enter service this December as Cessna's first Mustang demonstrator aircraft. It is the fourth Mustang produced, and the first one that will not be used for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight testing. Mustangs 0004 through 0015 are currently on the production line at Cessna's manufacturing facility in Independence, Kan.

The three Mustang airplanes dedicated to certification are the Mustang prototype and serial numbers 0001 and 0002. Certification flight hours on the three airplanes total more than 1,250 hours. FAA certification is expected later this year. The first Mustang customer delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2007.

The Citation Mustang program was announced at the 2002 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention. Cessna has orders for more than 240 Mustangs.

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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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