Cessna Wichita Citation Service Center Adds PWC Engine Expertise

March 10, 2009

Wichita, KS - March 10, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will offer beginning in April Citation turbine engine hot section inspections for Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D and PWC 500 series engines across its Citation Service Center network through a unique arrangement with Dallas Airmotive.

"With this arrangement, our customers have yet another option when they bring their Citations to us. It will save them time and money by reducing turn-times," said Mark Paolucci, senior vice president, Customer Service. "It also gives Cessna dedicated engine specialists for more than 3,000 Citations including the Citation I/II series, Bravos, Ultras and the Excel/XLS series."

Beginning in April, Cessna will have a section of the Wichita Citation Service Center devoted to engine repair services with a full-time team of Dallas Airmotive specialists based at the center. All of the company owned or operated Citation Service Centers will have access to the new engine center in Wichita.

"We look forward to supporting Cessna and Citation operators by adding engine support value to the aircraft service experience at Wichita," said Hugh McElroy, President BBA Aviation Engine Repair & Overhaul Group which owns Dallas Airmotive, Inc.

In the past two years, Cessna has worked to further enhance its industry-leading customer support organization, adding mobile service units at several of its eight U.S. service centers, inaugurating a dedicated Citation for AOG support and enhancing many of its support programs.

About BBA Aviation
BBA Aviation's engine repair and overhaul companies are primarily engaged in the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines plus parts support. Under the name Dallas Airmotive, the company operates facilities at two locations in Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area plus its Premier Turbines division in Neosho, Missouri and its H+S Aviation affiliate in Portsmouth, England. Dallas Airmotive also maintains a network of Regional Turbine Centers across the United States and in England. The combined companies form a world leading, OEM-authorized, independent provider of services for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A/T, JT15D, PW100, PW300, PW500 and PW901 APU; Rolls-Royce Spey, Tay and Model 250/T63/T703; General Electric CF34, CT7/T700, and J85; Honeywell TFE731, CFE738, ALF502L engines, and the Honeywell Model 36 and 331 series APUs. In addition to overhaul and repair facilities, BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul operates two parts supply companies, International Turbine Service (ITS) and Barrett Turbine Engine Company. Headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, the combined companies employ more than 1,300 personnel who service business aviation, regional airline, military and government agencies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.BBAAviationERO.com.

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 $14.5 billion as of December 31, 2008. 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 $14.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 28 countries with approximately 42,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, defense and intelligence, 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, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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