Cessna to Exhibit Unique Collection of Aircraft at AirVenture 2008

July 23, 2008
Wichita, KS - July 23, 2008 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will feature a mix of historic, updated and new aircraft July 28-Aug. 3 at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual week-long conference in Oshkosh, Wis.

Exactly one year after launching the light sport aircraft program, Cessna will bring to AirVenture 2008 the first production SkyCatcher. The Model 162 recently was equipped with a production interior and finished in the production paint scheme. The SkyCatcher joins a static display featuring Cessna's entire line of single-engine pistons - the Skyhawk SP, Skylane, Turbo Stationair and the Cessna 350 and 400, which make their Oshkosh debut since Cessna acquired certain assets of the Bend, Ore., operation and rebranded the high-performance, low-wing composite aircraft.

Cessna's exhibit will feature another original: one of the first two Cessna 150 trainers delivered to the University of North Dakota in 1968. The university recently refurbished the aircraft in honor of the 40th anniversary of its John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

Also scheduled to participate in this year's static display are a Grand Caravan and Caravan Amphibian along with three Citation business jets - the entry level Citation Mustang, the light Citation CJ2+ and a pre-owned Citation ValuePlace Ultra.

Another new aspect to AirVenture for the company is an 80-foot by 50-foot metal roof emblazoned with a painted welcome message and the Cessna logo. The barn is southeast of the town of Ripon and in the final approach flight pattern of arrivals for EAA.

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.

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