Citation CJ2+ Serial Number 400 Set to Deliver to European Customer

May 19, 2008
Geneva - May 19, 2008 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) it will deliver serial 0400 (525A-400) of the Citation CJ2+ model to a European customer later this month.

Private Flight GmbH will take ownership of the milestone aircraft, which is the 101st unit of the upgraded CJ2+. The aircraft will be based in Bayreuth, Germany, and used by Harry Krause for private travel.

The Citation CJ2+ seats up to eight passengers and is powered by two Williams FJ44-3A powerplants, each generating 2,490 pounds of thrust. It has a range of 2,987 kilometers (1,613 nautical miles) and a maximum cruise speed of 774 kilometers per hour (418 knots).

Cessna delivered the first Citation CJ2 in November 2000, and 242 were delivered before its successor began deliveries in April 2006. The CJ2+ received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certification on Oct. 3, 2005, and European Aviation Safety Agency certification on July 10, 2006.

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 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.

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