Cessna Parts Distribution Expands Aftermarket Offerings

July 27, 2009
Oshkosh, WI - July 27, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has expanded its aftermarket offerings that provide Cessna customers performance and safety enhancements.

Cessna Parts Distribution (CPD2) now carries the Spidertracks system, a web-based tracking interface and a Spider tracking device combining satellite communication and GPS technology in one small, portable device that does not require an external antenna. The system allows aircraft to be tracked by users from any computer, at any time, from anywhere in the world.

To demonstrate the utility of Spidertracks, Cessna provided one of the new tracking systems to German Corvalis 400 pilot Martin Bergbauer for his flight from Germany to Oshkosh last week.

CPD2 also now offers Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) for the Cessna Corvalis and Corvalis TT, which enhances the GarminG1000 GPS’s accuracy to within three meters. A rebate is available for the removed multifunction display and integrated avionics units.

Propeller-driven Cessnas are supported through a worldwide network of more than 350 service facilities operating with high standards of customer service. As the local expert in servicing Cessnas, each center meets a consistent standard of service requirements, including facilities, personnel, training, basic and special tools, parts and technical information.

To follow Cessna on Twitter during Oshkosh, go to www.twitter.com/fly_cessna

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.

Forward-looking Information: Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements and speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including but not limited to the following: [a] changes in worldwide economic and political conditions that impact demand for our products, interest rates and foreign exchange rates; [b] the interruption of production at our facilities or at our suppliers’ facilities; [c] the timing of new product launches and certifications of new aircraft products; [d] the occurrence of slowdowns or downturns in customer markets in which our products are sold or supplied; [e] changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellation of orders; [f] the launching of significant new products or programs which could result in unanticipated expenses; [g] changes in national or international government policies on the export and import of commercial products; and [h] bankruptcy or other financial problems at major suppliers that could cause disruptions in our supply chain.

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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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