Cessna Names Bill Collier Vice President, Citation Parts Distribution

July 24, 2008
Wichita, KS - July 24, 2008 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the promotion of Bill Collier to vice president, Citation Parts Distribution.

Collier will manage the global spare parts support and distribution functions, the administration of Citation aircraft warranty, the sale and administration of direct operating cost programs (Citation ProAdvantage programs) and the negotiation and management of Product Support Agreements with the Citation supply partners. He will report to Mark Paolucci, senior vice president, Customer Service, and will be based at the company's headquarters in Wichita.

"Bill has a diverse background in aviation aftermarket support and a strong focus on customer satisfaction," Paolucci said. "I'm excited to have Bill as part of my leadership team. His expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction are critical as we provide parts support to our customers around the globe."

Collier joined Cessna in 2005 as director of Sales and Marketing at Citation Parts Distribution. Prior to joining to Cessna, Collier held leadership positions with Air Services International in Arizona and with Rolls-Royce Corporation in Indiana and California.

Collier holds both a bachelor's degree in Business from Indiana University as well as a MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

He holds a green belt certification in Textron's Six Sigma program.

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 190,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered to nearly every country in the world. The global fleet of more than 5,200 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 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.

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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