Cessna Expands European Citation Service Center Capabilities

October 05, 2008

Orlando, FL - October 5, 2008 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its Citation Service Center located at Le Bourget Airport (LBJ/LFPG) near Paris has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Continuous Airworthiness Management Part M, Subpart G certification. Cessna is the first service facility in France to receive this certification for general aviation (equivalent to FAR 91).

“Currently under EASA regulations, all European-registered aircraft must receive an annual re-certification (called Airworthiness Review). By receiving this certification, Cessna is now authorized to perform inspections for this re-certification that are typically done by EASA Member States Civil Aviation Authorities,” said Cessna’s Vice President of Service Facilities Stan Younger.

Subpart G certification essentially covers all general aviation aircraft, accounting for a majority of the Citations in service in Europe. Cessna expects to receive full certification for Part M, Subpart G and Subpart I by the end of the month.

Other important enhancements at the Paris Citation Service Center include the recently announced initiative to nearly double Citation parts inventories at this facility and all authorized service facilities throughout Europe as well as the introduction of mobile unplanned maintenance teams. These teams respond to aircraft on ground situations, carry a specialized parts inventory and arrange for timely delivery of other parts as necessary.

“These enhancements are important steps in our commitment to increase our capabilities for the more than 900 Citation customers in this region,” Younger said.

Cessna operates a global network of 10 company-owned Citation Service Centers including the center at Le Bourget, and more than two dozen authorized service centers.

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 $16 billion through June 30, 2008. Since the company was originally established in 1927, some 191,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered around the world, including more than 5,400 Citations, making it 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 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.

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