Cessna Selects Rockwell Collins Cabin Management System for Citation CJ4 Program

May 21, 2007

Geneva, Switzerland - May 21, 2007 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has selected Rockwell Collins' new digital cabin management system (CMS) for the Citation CJ4 business jet.

The new CMS represents the next-generation of cabin management and entertainment capabilities, while being optimized for the size and weight concerns of the Light Jet market. The system will incorporate a range of new and innovative entertainment features, including high definition video, audio and an integrated Airshow moving map. The system will be offered as part of the baseline CJ4 cabin package.

“The Rockwell Collins CMS will provide our CJ4 customers a new level of convenience and functionality,” said Roger Whyte, Cessna senior vice president, Sales & Marketing. “This system is a direct result of customer input asking for greater capability throughout the aircraft.”

“This system brings cabin entertainment to a new level for the Light Jet market,” said Tommy Dodson, vice president and general manager for Rockwell Collins Cabin Systems. “We have had a long relationship with Cessna and have built a strong level of trust, so we're pleased to continue that relationship with our new CMS for the CJ4.”

Rockwell Collins is also the supplier for the Pro Line 21 avionics that will be standard equipment for the new CJ4 aircraft, as it is with the other members of the Citation CJ family of business aircraft. The CJ4 is scheduled to enter into service in 2010.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronics solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is strengthened by 19,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

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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