Cessna, Machinists Ratify New Three Year Contract

September 15, 2007
Wichita, KS - September 15, 2007 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has reached an agreement for a three-year contract with members of Local Lodge 774 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (I.A.M.).

"This agreement is a true reflection of Cessna's commitment to all employees and to our belief in the value of working collaboratively with the I.A.M. Without a doubt, Cessna has the best employees in the industry," said Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack J. Pelton. "We believe this package is both beneficial to Cessna employees and competitive in today's marketplace."

The new contract will take effect on September 17, 2007.

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 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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