Cessna Presents Platinum Award to Northern Nevada Aviation

June 17, 2009

Wichita, Kansas - June 17, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has awarded its Platinum Award to Northern Nevada Aviation for exceptional performance in the Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) network. The award was presented by Cessna CPC Western Regional Manager Jim Pitman to Northern Nevada Aviation owner and CEO Patrick Johnston at the Cessna Pilot Center Seminar in June in San Diego, Calif.

"Northern Nevada Aviation is one of the finest CPCs in the country," Pitman said. "This Platinum Award is Cessna's acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication so evident in all of their activities."

Located at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nev., Northern Nevada Aviation currently operates a total of four Cessnas and has a SkyCatcher on order.

In presenting the Platinum Award, Cessna considers a number of factors in evaluating CPC performance including facilities, training, equipment and general operations.

Cessna's extensive network of approximately 280 CPCs around the world was established more than 35 years ago. The average time for customers to obtain a private pilot certificate while using Cessna's computer-based instruction training course is only 55 hours, approximately 30 percent less than the national average, resulting in less expense for the customer and a more efficient learning process.

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. Cessna has a backlog of $13 billion as of March 31, 2009. 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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