IO-390-A1A6 Joins Lycoming’s Certified Engine Family

April 21, 2009
FAA Approves Type Certification

Williamsport, PA – April 21, 2009 – Lycoming Engines, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, welcomed the IO-390-A1A6 as a permanent member of its certified engine family when it was awarded type certification recently by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Lycoming developed the certified IO-390 in response to airframe manufacturers and aircraft owners who have requested a higher horsepower, four-cylinder engine. For several years, the uncertified version of a 390 Lycoming engine, the IO-390-X, has been powering many homebuilt and kit aircraft in the experimental market.

The certified IO-390 Lycoming engine, at 312 to 315 pounds and a rated 210hp at 2700 rpm, uses the same footprint and delivers more horsepower than the IO-360-A Series Engines. The four-cylinder, fuel-injected IO-390-A1A6 includes a robust rotating system, specifically developed cylinders, tuned induction system, Lycoming's roller tappets, Slick Start ignition, and front facing fuel servo. Following this first model, Lycoming will continue to certify different versions of the IO-390 to fit customer requirements.

Lycoming expects to begin shipping the engines in May 2009. For more information log onto www.lycoming.com.

About Lycoming Engines
Lycoming Engines specializes in Engineering, Manufacture, Service and Support of piston aircraft engines. Headquartered in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Lycoming piston engines power more than half of the world's general aviation fleet - both rotary-wing and fixed-wing. Lycoming Engines is a division of Avco Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.lycoming.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) 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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