Cessna Citation CJ4 Simulator Qualified to Level D by FAA

May 03, 2010

Geneva, Switzerland - May 3, 2010 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has qualified the first Citation CJ4 training simulator to Level D. The simulator, owned and operated by FlightSafety International at its Wichita Citation training facility, is the first Citation simulator qualified under new federal simulator regulations.

The Citation CJ4, Cessna’s newest entry in the light business jet category, gained FAA type certification in March and the first aircraft was delivered in April.

Under FAA regulations, Level D qualified simulators are the highest fidelity, full-motion simulators available, giving trainees a more realistic training environment. Training in a Level D full-motion simulator gives pilots the opportunity to experience, and prepare for, a wider range of scenarios too impractical to do in an airplane.

The new FlightSafety CJ4 simulator, produced with Cessna engineering support and parts, is the first Citation simulator qualified under new FAA 14 CFR Part 60 regulations.

FlightSafety is Cessna’s authorized Citation training partner with extensive Cessna training facilities in Wichita, Kan.; Orlando, Fla.; Columbus and Toledo, Ohio; Atlanta, Ga.; Long Beach, Calif.; and San Antonio, Texas, in the U.S.; and outside London at Farnborough Airport (FAB/EGLF) and at Paris LeBourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), all capable of providing initial and recurrent Citation training.

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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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