Cessna to Open New Citation Service Center in Spain

May 12, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland - May 12, 2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibit (EBACE) it will build its new European Citation Service Center at Valencia Airport in Spain.

After two years of studies, research and negotiations with Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA), Spain’s aviation administrative office, Cessna and AENA signed a land grant contract for a location at the Valencia Airport (LEVC), located within the cities of Manises and Quart de Poblet, nine kilometers west of the city of Valencia.

“With over 1,000 Citations operating in Europe and more on the way, the new facility in Spain will be an excellent complementary location for our Paris service center, offering our customers yet another option for service in an area we did not serve before,” said Mark Paolucci, Cessna senior vice president, Customer Service. “Valencia Airport site was chosen because its location is convenient to destinations popular with many of our European operators, there is limited maintenance capability in the area and because we continue to see an increase in the number of Citations being based in North Africa. In addition we have had good cooperation with local authorities and there is an available qualified workforce.”

The Valencia Citation Service Center will be similar in size and capacity as the recently inaugurated Citation Service Center in Mesa, Arizona, with approximately 5,800 m2 (62,400 ft2) of hangar space and 3,500 m2 of office and administration spaces. Also, an additional second floor of office space is planned.

Within the next six months, a Cessna and AENA team will begin planning site development, with construction plans to be announced in the future. The service center will provide around-the-clock services as well as scheduled maintenance, and feature hydraulic and battery shops, parts support and avionics modifications.

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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