Cessna Citation Customer Conference Aims to Build Owner, Company Connections

April 19, 2010

Wichita, KS – April 19 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will conduct a Citation Customer Conference April 26-28, 2010, to broaden the company's relationships with aircraft owners, operators and suppliers.

"Cessna Keeps You Connected," the 2010 Citation Customer Conference, will be held at the Hyatt Regency and Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kan. The conference theme is meant to reinforce connections forged between customers, suppliers, and Cessna personnel, including Cessna senior leadership.

"This will be an especially important gathering for the Cessna family since the event was on hiatus last year," says Mark Paolucci, senior vice president of Cessna Customer Service. "We have an informative and valuable series of sessions planned for 2010 and we are looking forward to a good attendance from the Citation community."

The event provides opportunities to exchange ideas with other Citation pilots, maintenance directors and operators. Many of the sessions have question and answer formats so Cessna and Cessna customers get an opportunity to learn in a collegial environment, Paolucci said.

Richard Rhodes, Maintenance Manager for Murphy Oil Company, who participated in the last Citation Customer Conference, said, "It gives a great opportunity for face-to-face communication. I like to hear other operators' issues, and hear first-hand what those issues are."

Guest speakers at this year's event are aviation celebrity and world aviation record-holder Dick Rutan and Cessna Citation CJ pilot and NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.

A record-setting aviation pioneer, Rutan flew his Voyager aircraft around the world nonstop and non-refueled in nine days in 1986. He was a highly decorated combat pilot in the U.S. Air Force and was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2002.

Edwards, one of the most famous ProTech and ProParts customers, will talk about his flying career, its similarities with racing and how the two intertwine in his life.

For more information, visit www.cessna.com or www.citationservice.com.

About Cessna
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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