Cessna Names Authorized Citation Service Facilities in India, U.K.

October 05, 2008

Orlando, FL - October 5, 2008 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has appointed TANEJA Aerospace & Aviation Ltd. in India and Kinch Aviation in the United Kingdom as new Citation authorized service facilities.

TANEJA (TAAL), now a Citation Authorized Service Station, located at Hosur Airport (V095) outside Bangalore City, manufactures general aviation aircraft, aero structures and aircraft parts. TAAL is also Cessna’s Authorized Sales Representative in India. There are 22 Citations operating in India.

Kinch Aviation is a Citation Authorized Service Center, located at Retford Gamston Airport (RGA/EGNE) in Nottinghamshire and offers scheduled and unscheduled service and maintenance for all 500 series Citation models. It also provides mobile aircraft management. Kinch Aviation is a partner with Cessna’s Authorized Sales Representative in the U.K. There are 105 Citations operating in the U.K.

The two new service facilities join more than 30 Authorized Service Facilities around the world, plus 10 Cessna-operated Citation 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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