Cessna Customer Support Offers G1000 Updates for Single Engine Aircraft

July 22, 2007
Oshkosh, WI - July 22, 2007 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the opening of the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2007 it is offering software and hardware upgrades for G1000-equipped single-engine piston aircraft.

“Cessna remains committed to supporting earlier production aircraft and to providing upgrades requested by our customers,” said Mark Paolucci, senior vice president, Customer Service. “We are excited about these enhancements as they will allow earlier Garmin systems to take greater advantage of the G1000's capabilities.”

The first upgrade, free to 2004-2007 G1000 operators, adds multi-function display (MFD) capability such as depicted airways, procedure turns and holding patterns, and enhanced weather depiction and weather data management for XM Weather.

Available for purchase are upgrades that include Garmin's FliteCharts and SafeTaxi chart package, and Jeppesen's ChartView chart service package.

Hardware upgrades now available for late-model G1000-equipped aircraft include ADF/DME and TAS. WAAS (standard on 2007 G1000 Cessna single-engine pistons) and TAS will be available for 2004-2006 aircraft by the end of 2007.

Specific details are available at the Cessna exhibit at AirVenture 2007 (Exhibit No. 143-156) or by calling Cessna Customer Service at +1 316 517 5800.

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 and a backlog of $8.5 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, more than 189,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered to nearly every country in the world. The global fleet of almost 5,000 Citations is the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at 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 www.textron.com.

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