Cessna Delivers 9,000th Independence-Produced Single-Engine Piston

March 04, 2010

Wichita, KS – March 4, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has delivered the 9,000th Independence, Kan.-produced single-engine piston aircraft.

Cessna customer Rob Logozio took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a 182T Skylane, during a small ceremony at Cessna's Independence facility. Logozio purchased his 2010 Skylane from Cessna Sales Team Authorized Sales Representative Panorama Flight Service, Inc., located in White Plains, N.Y., at the Westchester County Airport.

The first Independence-produced single-engine piston came off the line in November 1996 following Cessna's 10-year hiatus from producing single-engine piston aircraft. Cessna had ceased production in the mid-1980s due to rising liability costs and resumed production after the 1994 passage of the U.S. General Aviation Revitalization Act.

In total, Cessna has produced more than 154,000 single-engine pistons since the company's founding in 1927.

The Cessna 182 and Turbo 182 Skylane is a four-place single-engine, high-wing piston aircraft featuring a Textron Lycoming IO-540 engine, advanced Garmin G1000 avionics and a range of more than 900 miles. When fitted with a turbocharger, the top speed jumps from 150 knots to 176 knots, or about 202 mph.

Cessna produces the Skyhawk, Skylane, Stationair, Corvalis, Corvalis TT and Citation Mustang at its facility in Independence, located southeast of the company's headquarters in Wichita.

Cessnans celebrate the 9,000th delivery
Cessna customer Rob Logozio (right) takes delivery his new Skylane

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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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
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Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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