Cessna Citation Service Centers Earn Sixth Consecutive FAA Diamond Award

March 18, 2010

Wichita, KS – March 18, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today all eight of its domestic Citation Service Centers have earned the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Employer Diamond Award of Excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This is the sixth consecutive year Cessna has received the award for all its U.S.-based service centers.

"Our customers must feel confident the work on their airplane is being done by talented, well-trained technicians and that is what this designation signifies," said Stan Younger, Cessna's vice president of Service Facilities. "It also signals the company's commitment to maintain a service network second to none."

In 2009 the FAA increased the requirements to receive the Award of Excellence. To achieve Diamond Award status, 100 percent of each facility's certified maintenance technicians must receive an individual AMT Certificate of Training.

Cessna's Citation Service Centers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are located in key regions of the country, providing full Citation aircraft maintenance and service as well as remote service through ServiceDirect, a program offering service options that bring Citation service directly to the customer location. For information on how to get your Citation into the network, see www.cessna.com.

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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