Cessna 400 Headlines Company's Participation at Athens Airshow

April 30, 2008
Wichita, KS - April 30, 2008 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it will bring its new Cessna 400 to headline its participation at ICARUS Aero Expo Athens 2008 in June during the 24th International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association world assembly.

Other Cessna aircraft joining the Cessna 400 at the show will include a 182 Skylane and 208B Grand Caravan. Cessna will be supporting its Athens-based Authorized Sales Representative at the show, Kostas Karayannis, S.A.

"We are very pleased to be exhibiting our exciting new Cessna 400 for the first time in Greece," said Pana Poulios, Cessna's regional sales manager for Europe. "This first international Athens expo is a great opportunity for us to show the enhanced capability and functionality of the advanced avionics in our single-engine aircraft line - as well as introduce the Cessna 400 to Southern Europe."

Cessna purchased assets of the former Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Co. last December to add the Cessna 350 and Cessna 400 high-performance, low-wing aircraft to its line-up that includes the Cessna 172, 182 and 206 models, the best selling single-engine piston aircraft in history. Current models now feature the all-glass Garmin G1000 avionics suite, including the GFC 700 flight control system.

The 208/208B Caravan series is the world's best selling utility turboprop aircraft and now also features Garmin's G1000 avionics and fully-integrated GFC 700 flight control system in a three-screen, dual AHRS system. Cessna is increasing Caravan production this year to meet a sharp rise in customer demand related to the Caravan's new features, which also includes the TKS anti-ice system. The company delivered 80 Caravans in 2007 and is on track delivery well over 100 units in 2008.

About Cessna Aircraft Company
Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2007, Cessna delivered 1,272 aircraft, including 387 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $5 billion. Cessna has a current backlog of $14.5 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 5,100 Citations is the largest fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a $13.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 34 countries with approximately 44,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, defense and intelligence, 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.

Forward-looking Information: Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements and speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including but not limited to the following: [a] changes in worldwide economic and political conditions that impact demand for our products, interest rates and foreign exchange rates; [b] the interruption of production at our facilities or at our suppliers' facilities; [c] the timing of new product launches and certifications of new aircraft products; [d] the occurrence of slowdowns or downturns in customer markets in which our products are sold or supplied; [e] changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellation of orders; [f] the launching of significant new products or programs which could result in unanticipated expenses; [g] changes in national or international government policies on the export and import of commercial products; and [h] bankruptcy or other financial problems at major suppliers that could cause disruptions in our supply chain.

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