Cessna Citation Sovereign Reaches 100,000-Hour Milestone

November 11, 2007
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2007 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced its worldwide fleet of Citation Sovereign business jets has accumulated more than 100,000 hours of flight time.

The first Sovereign entered service in September 2004, and since then Cessna has delivered more than 160 Sovereigns to customers in 41 countries.

The aircraft features a stand up cabin that accommodates up to 12 passengers and a crew of two. It has a 458 knot max cruise speed, 2,847 nautical mile range and 47,000 foot ceiling.

“The Citation Sovereign offers an all-around balanced platform for customers in this region who travel around the Middle East and into Western Europe,” said Trevor Esling, vice president, International Sales, Cessna Aircraft Company. “The large, climate controlled cabin and superb hot temperature runway performance in combination with excellent range, payload and baggage accommodation offer tremendous capability.”

The Citation Sovereign will be exhibited at the Dubai International Airport static display during the Dubai Airshow, Nov 11-15. Cessna is also displaying the Citation X, XLS, CJ2+, CJ1+ and Mustang business jets, along with the Grand Caravan turboprop and single engine Skyhawk.

Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2006, Cessna delivered 1,239 aircraft, including 307 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $4.2 billion. Cessna has a current backlog of $11.9 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, some 190,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered to nearly every country in the world. The global fleet of more than 5,000 Citations is the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at http://www.cessna.com.

Textron Inc. is an $11 billion multi-industry company operating in 32 countries with approximately 40,000 employees. 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 Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at http://www.textron.com.

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