Cessna Records Citation X Order to Atron in Dublin

October 06, 2008
Orlando, FL - October 6, 2008 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today an order for one Citation X to Atron, Cessna’s Authorized Sales Representative in Ireland for an unnamed European customer. The order was made at the 61st annual National Business Aviation Association convention.

The Citation X is the fastest civil aircraft in the world at .92 Mach, with a range of 3,070 nautical miles (5,868 km – NBAA IFR range). Cessna will have delivered more than 300 Citation Xs by the end of 2008.

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.

Connect with Textron IR

Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Cameron Vollmuth, Manager,
Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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