Cessna Appoints General Manager at New York Citation Service Center

January 08, 2008
Wichita, KS - January 8, 2008 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently named Elia Dragone as general manager of its New York Citation Service Center.

Dragone rejoins Cessna after spending nearly three years managing the northeast territory for Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI), first on the sales side of the business and then in the service organization.

Prior to JSSI, Dragone spent nine years in sales and marketing at Cessna's New York facility. During that time he is credited with helping to triple the sales volume of the service center while leading personnel recruitment, managing the scheduling office and interacting with customers.

Dragone has more than 20 years of experience in aviation maintenance. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science and Technology from Thomas Edison State College and an A&P license from Teterboro School of Aeronautics.

The New York Citation Service Center is part of Cessna's global network of company-owned service centers. Along with the company's authorized service centers, this group forms one of the most comprehensive business aircraft service networks in the world. Cessna is consistently ranked near the top of the industry in third-party customer support surveys, one of the factors supporting Cessna's continued leadership in annual business jet deliveries.

About Cessna Aircraft Company
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. Cessna has a current backlog of $11.9 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 http://www.cessna.com.

About Textron Inc.
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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