AAI’s Charleston Operation Selected for 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility

August 03, 2009
Hunt Valley, MD - August 3, 2009 - AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its Charleston location, located in Goose Creek, S.C., has been selected for a 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

This award is presented to employers in the greater Charleston area by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and its When Work Works national partners — the Families and Work Institute, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation. It honors companies that incorporate workplace flexibility successfully to meet both business and employee goals. Winning companies ranked in the top 20 percent among the entrants, and received favorable reviews in an employee survey sizing up the company’s flexible workplace initiatives.

“Our employees across AAI and Textron Systems are united in their passion to provide superior products and services to America’s warfighters, ensuring they are best able to meet their mission objectives,” says AAI Vice President, Training and Simulation Paul Mueller. “We work hard to create and sustain the kind of flexible work environment that can support our employees as well as meet our mission. This award for AAI’s Charleston location reflects the collective efforts of all our employees. Since this honor came as a result of the thoughts and opinions of our employees on their workplace, it is an especially great source of pride for us.”

AAI’s Charleston operation develops and supports maintenance training systems for vital U.S. Air Force platforms including the C-17, F-22 and F-35 aircraft. This location also leverages its in-house engineering, design and production capabilities to provide unmanned aircraft systems production support, as well as training system development.

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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