Cessna Citation Mustang Achieves Russian Certification

September 16, 2009
Moscow, Russia - September 16, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has received Russian type certification for the Citation Mustang from Russia’s MAK (Interstate Aviation Committee, Aviation Register).

The Citation Mustang is now certified in 60 countries including the United States. Cessna has delivered more than 200 Mustangs from the company’s Independence, Kan., facility since April 2007.

“The Citation Mustang expands the sensible solutions any potential Russian purchaser will find with our line of Citation business jets, and the aircraft is proving to be as reliable and robust as other Citations,” said Cessna Vice President, International Sales, Trevor Esling. “The Mustang’s entry into service has been extraordinary around the globe and interest from the market continues to grow, including a fleet order announced in 2008 from a Russian operator.”

MAK previously certified five current production models: the Citation X, Sovereign, CJ3, CJ2+ and CJ1+.

The six-place Citation Mustang has a top speed of 340 knots (630 kilometers per hour), a range of 1,150 nautical miles (2,130 kilometers) with NBAA IFR Reserves and a service ceiling of 41,000 feet (12,497 meters), enabling more efficient operations above most weather and commercial traffic. The aircraft features a Garmin G1000 system that includes Synthetic Vision Technology, two 10-inch primary flight displays, one 15-inch multi-function display and the integrated GFC700 dual-channel, digital autopilot.

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.

Forward-looking Information:

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