Military Students from 80 Countries Visit Cessna to Learn Business Practices

August 07, 2009
Wichita, KS - August 7, 2009 - One hundred thirteen international military students from 80 countries yesterday visited Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, as part of the United States Army Command and General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Cessna is the only corporate business in Wichita the group will visit as part of the course's field study program. Through the field studies portion, students visit and view examples of U.S. economic and business interests, judicial systems, local, state and federal government systems, and educational systems. Cessna has hosted the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College for 13 years.

More than 50 percent of the graduates become heads of state, cabinet members, ambassadors, chiefs of staff, general officers or other key leaders.

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. 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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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Cameron Vollmuth, Manager,
Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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