AAI Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

June 12, 2009
Hunt Valley, MD - June 12, 2009 - AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received a 2008 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. These are issued annually by The Boeing Company in recognition of suppliers that have achieved superior performance.

AAI’s Hunt Valley, Md., headquarters maintained a Silver performance rating during the 12-month performance period from October 1, 2007, through September 20, 2008. The company was one of 325 suppliers receiving the Silver level of recognition.

“It is incredibly important to all of us at AAI that we provide superior execution on our business commitments, because the products and services we deliver so closely affect America’s warfighters,” says Senior Vice President and General Manager Ellen Lord. “With that responsibility in mind, we center extensive continuous improvement efforts around efficient and effective use of AAI’s resources to ensure the highest level of customer service.”

This AAI facility provided several products and services to Boeing during the performance period, primarily from its extensive Test & Training Systems offerings. Chiefly, the Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester, or JSECST, which is designed to quickly and accurately test electronic warfare radar warning systems and jammers for mission readiness.

For more information on the Boeing Performance Excellence Award, visit http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/doingbiz/supplier_portal/bpea.html.

About AAI
AAI Corporation designs, produces, and supports aerospace and defense systems through its direct and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries, AAI Services Corporation, Aerosonde Pty Ltd, ESL Defence Limited, and Symtx, Inc. Its high-technology products and services include unmanned aircraft systems, training and simulation systems, automated aerospace test and maintenance equipment, armament systems, aviation ground support equipment, and logistical, engineering, and supply chain services. AAI Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.aaicorp.com.

About Textron Systems
Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment services, Textron Systems includes AAI Corporation, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch Geospatial Systems, Overwatch Tactical Operations, Textron Defense Systems, and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, 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, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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