Cessna Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Caravan

April 08, 2010

Friedrichshafen, Germany - April 8, 2010 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Caravan throughout 2010.

“The Caravan has been a tremendous success for Cessna. Its order book has remained resilient for 25 years including during this most recent economic downturn,” said John Doman, Cessna’s vice president of Worldwide Propeller Aircraft Sales.

The Caravan is known around the world for its versatility. Whether providing airline service, transporting cargo or outfitted in the OASIS™ interior for business travel, it fits multiple and unique missions making it a main-stay in the industry.

“The Caravan has also provided much needed humanitarian relief efforts throughout the world, including Indonesia, Africa and most recently Haiti. The Caravan’s capability to bring supplies to stricken regions via unimproved or makeshift runways has made it the perfect aircraft for this type of mission,” Doman said.

Cessna will deliver its 2,000th Caravan, a Grand Caravan, later this year to a retail customer through Cessna authorized sales representative, Africair, Inc., located in Miami, Fla.

The Caravan is certified in 100 countries and the fleet has amassed more than 12.5 million flight hours.

About Cessna Aircraft Company
Cessna is the world’s leading general aviation company, based on unit sales, with five major lines of business: Citation business jets, Caravan single-engine turboprops, Cessna single-engine piston aircraft, aftermarket services and lift solutions by CitationAir. In 2009, Cessna delivered 754 aircraft, including 289 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of about $3.3 billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, more than 192,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered around the world, including more than 6,000 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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