Cessna ValuePlus Citations on Display at NBAA

October 05, 2008
Orlando, FL - October 5, 2008 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is offering customers the opportunity for immediate delivery of one of several ValuePlus Citations on display this week at the National Business Aviation Association Meeting and Convention.

“ValuePlus is an exclusive Cessna program where a previously owned Citation is completely refurbished, inside and out. The program also includes a ValuePlus warranty which you can’t get from an average aircraft broker on the open market,” said John Newton, vice president, Citation Used Aircraft. “This is a great way to get into a business jet immediately and still have the full backing of Cessna’s world-class Customer Service.

Customers who purchase a ValuePlus aircraft will have the advantage of new exterior paint incorporating the latest design work as well as a completely updated interior using the latest materials and modern color schemes,” Newton said. “Each aircraft is evaluated at a Cessna Citation Service Center – inspected from tip to tail to ensure it has the appropriate avionics and equipment installed.” Cessna is displaying several ValuePlus Citation jets this week at the NBAA static park at Orlando Executive Airport – a Citation Ultra, Citation Excel, Citation Sovereign and Citation X.

About Cessna
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
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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