Cessna to Deliver First Ukrainian-registered Citation

May 12, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland - May 12, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will this month deliver to ACR Aero-Charter Airlines the first Ukrainian-registered Citation business jet, a CJ3. This is the first of four Citations ordered by ACR, with a second CJ3 joining its fleet in July, and a further CJ3 and an XLS+ scheduled for delivery in 2010.

Based in Kiev, ACR is one of Ukraine’s leading air charter businesses. Founded in 1997, the company operates a diverse fleet of business jets and has selected the Citation family as ideal for its future fleet expansion plans.

ACR’s delivery has been facilitated by Cessna’s authorized sales representative Jet-Alliance, which worked closely with the Ukrainian authorities to secure certification, and Cessna Finance Corporation, which has provided financing for the fleet order.

“ACR has established a leading position in the Ukrainian market by offering a world-class service. The Citation CJ3 and XLS+ will strengthen our light and midsize capabilities and thereby enable us to serve a wider range of customers,” said Michael Semenov, president of ACR.

“Through the operating capabilities of the Citation range and the strength of Cessna’s representation in the region, we have been able to deliver significant value to ACR, which will enhance both its and Cessna’s presence in the Ukrainian business jet market,” said Trevor Esling, Cessna’s vice president for International Sales.

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.

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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