Cessna Offers European Union ETS Registration Support for Citation Owners

August 10, 2009
Wichita, KS - August 10, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced a new Internet site at www.cessna.com to guide business jet operators through the process of registering their aircraft for flights in European airspace to comply with the European Union's aviation Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), set to take effect in 2012. The deadline for the application for free allocations is August 31.

Under ETS, owners of aircraft with a takeoff weight of more than 12,566 pounds (5,700 kg) who regularly fly their aircraft to EU countries must begin reporting annual emissions starting in 2010, and by 2012 must use carbon allocations for all flights in EU airspace. Operators already identified by the EU are required to register an annual and specific emissions plan. Cessna recommends that operators who plan to begin operations into EU airspace next year register as well, and at the same time qualify for free allocations to lower planned emission fees. Without free allocations, operators have to purchase or trade for allocations.

"There are a lot of moving pieces in this program and we want to do what we can to ensure Cessna operators are, at the minimum, registered in time to qualify for allocations," said Tom Grace, Cessna director, Technical Information Services. "We also are developing monitoring programs available to Cessna operators to keep them in compliance."

Citations covered by the new EU directive (more than 12,566 lbs) are the Citation CJ3, Citation II, Bravo, S/II, V, Ultra, Encore and Encore+, Excel, XLS, XLS+, III, VI, VII, Sovereign and Citation X.

For details of the program and links to applications, click here: https://www.cessnasupport.com/CarbonEmissions

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 http://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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