Cessna Delivers Citation XLS+ to Algeria's ENNA

November 16, 2009
Dubai - November 16, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the Dubai Airshow the delivery of a Citation XLS+ to the Établissement National de la Navigation Aérienne (ENNA) of Algeria.

The aircraft will be used by ENNA to fly flight inspection missions for the maintenance and calibration of Algeria’s aerial navigational equipment, using the industry-leading Norwegian Special Mission (NSM) calibration system.

ENNA general inspector Mahmoud Menbenkhelil said, “After an extensive selection process, we chose the Citation XLS+ as a proven aircraft in the demanding conditions of north Africa. The XLS+ embodies the optimal combination of performance, quality, efficiency and value that we need for our work in Algeria. “Furthermore, by operating such a modern aircraft, with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) and the state-of-the-art calibration system, we can execute our plan to market our flight inspection services to other countries in the region.”

Trevor Esling, Cessna’s vice president, International Sales, added, “The Citation XLS+ is very popular in the Middle East and Africa, and is well-suited to the role of flight calibration given its stability at low speeds and altitudes – a key requirement for flight inspection missions.”

The Citation XLS+ is part of the mid-size Excel/XLS family. The aircraft features the fully-integrated Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and electronically-controlled engines from Pratt & Whitney Canada.

The Citation XLS+ travels at up to 817 kilometers per hour (441 knots) with a range of over 3,441 kilometers (1,858 nautical miles). At maximum takeoff weight, the XLS+ can fly from runways as short as 1,085 meters (3,560 feet) at standard sea-level conditions.

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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