Cessna Appoints General Manager at Wichita Citation Service Center

February 19, 2008
Wichita, KS - February 19, 2008 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently announced the appointment of Martin Jurich as general manager of its Wichita Citation Service Center.

Jurich moved to the Wichita facility the largest of Cessna's company-owned service centers after holding the same position at the Toledo Citation Service Center. He began his career in 1980 as a Cessna maintenance technician in Wichita. He is a graduate of Colorado Aero Tech in Broomfield, Colo. Jurich has an A&P license and is a certified Textron Six Sigma Green Belt.

The Wichita 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 2007, Cessna delivered 1,272 aircraft, including 387 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $5 billion. Cessna has a current backlog of $12.6 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, 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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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
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