Cessna Launches Twitter Site for EAA AirVenture; Follow the Excitement of Oshkosh with Cessna's Twitter Team

July 23, 2009
Wichita, KS - July 23, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it will launch a Twitter feed to share the experience of EAA AirVenture 2009 from the perspective of the Cessna team. Cessna will begin Tweeting on July 27 from Oshkosh under the name @fly_cessna (go to www.twitter.com/fly_cessna to follow the feed). Click here to follow us.

"Our Twitter feed will be a combination of Cessna news and program updates as well as observations about the show from our team members spread around Wittman Regional Airport," said Robert Stangarone, Cessna vice president, Corporate Communications. "We think our unique perspective as the world's largest producer of general aviation aircraft will add to the Oshkosh experience, whether you follow our Tweets from the EAA grounds or from anywhere in the world."

Begun in 1953, AirVenture Oshkosh serves as one of the world's premier aviation events, attracting top government and industry officials, corporate leaders, celebrities and hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts. It spans the entire spectrum of aviation and attracts 10,000 airplanes each year, with more than 500,000 aviation enthusiasts from around the globe attending the week-long event.

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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