Cessna's Orders at EBACE Total $750 Million for 88 Aircraft

May 28, 2008

Wichita, KS - May 28, 2008 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, wrapped up the eighth annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) last week in Geneva, Switzerland, with 88 new aircraft orders totaling nearly $750 million.

During the three-day event, Cessna took orders for 70 Citation business jets, 14 Caravans and four single-engine pistons. These orders include two announced on EBACE's opening-day - 24 business jet orders from Austrian charter giant JETALLIANCE and 20 Citation Mustangs from Russian air taxi operator Dexter. The orders also included those from Air Alliance GmbH, one of Europe's most active Cessna Caravan Authorized Sales Representatives. Air Alliance ordered six 208B Grand Caravans, a 172 Skyhawk and 182 Skylane.

"Our sales and marketing team on the ground in Geneva, as well as the support staff back in the United States, worked hard to close these deals and make this one of our most successful appearances at EBACE," said Roger Whyte, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing for Cessna. "It is key to note these orders encompassed our entire Citation line and involved our piston and turboprop models as well. Our broad product range allows us to match an aircraft to fit any mission our customers have."

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 $14.5 billion. 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 5,100 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, 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.

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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