Cessna Names Robinson Vice President, Quality

August 04, 2009
Wichita, KS - August 4, 2009 -Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the appointment of Tracy Robinson as vice president, Quality, reporting to Senior Vice President Ron Alberti, head of the company's Integrated Supply Chain.

Robinson is responsible for directing all quality programs at Cessna, including developing the strategic direction of the Quality department, ensuring internal and external supplier quality, overseeing conformance to Cessna's quality standards and ensuring compliance with federal and other regulatory bodies.

An 18-year Cessna veteran, Robinson has served in a variety of senior production and quality assurance roles in her career, most recently serving as director of paint/interior operations. She is a certified Textron Six Sigma Black Belt, a certified Quality Auditor, and is a member of the American Society for Quality.

Robinson has an undergraduate degree from Wichita's Newman University and has completed executive management programs at Wichita State University and Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
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Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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