Cessna Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Model 210

July 26, 2010

Oshkosh, WI – July 26, 2010 –Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Model 210 at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual week-long conference – AirVenture 2010.

The Cessna Model 210 was built over the span of three decades with a total of more than 9,200 delivered. The Model 210 was built from 1960-1986, with the last few delivered in early 1987.

Cessna introduced this single-engine, high wing, four-place airplane with retractable landing gear in 1959. There were many versions of the popular Model 210 introduced over the years. Cessna gave it the name “Centurion” in 1964 with the introduction of the Model 210D.

The turbocharged Centurion was introduced in 1966 and the pressurized version introduced in 1978.

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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David Rosenberg, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Kyle Williams, Manager, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288

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