Cessna Chief Jack Pelton Named to U.S. Aviation Advisory Committee

May 13, 2010

Wichita, KS – May 13, 2010 –Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced company Chairman, President and CEO Jack Pelton has been named by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to the department's Future of Aviation advisory committee.

The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee was formally established in March to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the secretary on ensuring the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry and its capability to address the evolving transportation needs, challenges and opportunities of the national and global economy.

Pelton is the only member of the committee representing general aviation.

"Aviation is essential to our nation's economy and our ability to compete in international commerce," LaHood said in a government press release. "This committee, which represents a broad cross-section of the aviation community, will begin the important conversation about how to ensure the industry remains vital and competitive."

Susan Kurland, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the Department of Transportation, will chair the committee.

U.S. Department of Transportation Release

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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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