Cessna to Offer SmartStem for Citation X, Sovereign

September 25, 2007
Atlanta, GA - September 25, 2007 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will become the first general aviation business jet manufacturer to offer SmartStem, the world's first Wireless Tire Pressure System (TPS), developed by Crane Aerospace and Electronics for aftermarket installation on the Citation X and Sovereign.

"Cessna remains committed to supporting all Citation aircraft and providing products and services which reduce our customers' operating costs," said Bill Collier, director, Sales and Marketing for Citation Parts Distribution. "As the world's leading supplier of Citation OEM certified parts and the management group providing the industry leading Citation ProAdvantage programs, we remain dedicated to providing the best products, services and the latest technology to improve the Citation owner experience."

Crane's SmartStem technology provides fast and dependable wireless tire pressure measurement, reduces maintenance costs, improves safety, extends tire life and is easily installed. This technology is already in service on the Boeing 777 and will be available for the Citation X and Sovereign in the first quarter of 2008. Cessna and Crane will conduct a product demonstration Wednesday (Sept. 26) in room B310 during the 2007 NBAA conference. Crane will also be demonstrating SmartStem at booth #2523.

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, 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 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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