Cessna Announces Supplier Award Winners

November 16, 2009
Wichita, KS - November 16, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its annual STARS award to 28 suppliers, including three - AAR Corp-Composites located in Clearwater, Fla., ACS Products Company/Davis Air located in Wichita, Kan., and Lee Air, Inc. located in Wichita, Kan. - who obtained the gold level for outstanding performance excellence.

The award is part of a Supplier Tracking and Rating System called STARS, which is a Supply Chain Management scorecard that measures direct material suppliers on a 12-month rolling average in the areas of quality, reliability, schedule and cost. Suppliers with a rating of one in all categories are a gold level and those rated two are a silver level.

"Cessna's supplier tracking and rating system is a key cornerstone on how we influence the behavior of the supply base and meet our end customer's expectations," said Brent Edmisten, Cessna's director of strategic sourcing.

Suppliers who meet the performance expectations of Cessna's customers are given additional opportunities for new programs. This performance recognition program is supporting Cessna's effort of being the "customer of choice" for its suppliers.

About Cessna Aircraft Company
Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2008, Cessna delivered 1,301 aircraft, including 467 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $5.662 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, some 192,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered around the world, including more than 6,000 Citations, making it 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 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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