Cessna Delivers Five 172S Skyhawks to Northwestern Michigan College's Aviation Program

August 06, 2009
Wichita, KS - August 06, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, yesterday delivered five new Cessna 172S Skyhawks to Northwestern Michigan College at the company's customer center in Independence, Kan. The order came through Suburban Aviation Inc., a Cessna authorized sales representative.

Northwestern Michigan College is a publicly funded community college in Traverse City and has been training pilots since 1967. The school's Aviation Program serves about 350 students each year ranging from collegians to community aviators to teens participating in youth exploratory programs. The school accumulates about 8,500 flight hours per year with a fleet of 12 aircraft. With yesterday's delivery, Northwestern Michigan College now has six 2009 model Skyhawks featuring the G1000 avionics system.

The Skyhawk has become the best-selling, most-flown airplane in the world with more than 43,000 delivered.

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 5,700 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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(401) 457-2288
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