Cessna Delivers First European Citation CJ4

October 18, 2010

Atlanta, GA – October 18, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is celebrating the first European delivery of a Citation CJ4.

The aircraft has this month been delivered to a private owner/operator in the U.K.

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the CJ4 is now pending and Cessna plans to make the first European-registered delivery of the aircraft type, into Germany, in the second quarter of 2011. U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for the CJ4 was granted in March 2010, with the first customer delivery taking place in April.

The CJ4 is the newest and largest member of the popular CJ family of business jets, which includes the Citation CJ1+, CJ2+ and CJ3. The CJ4 is FAA-approved for single-pilot operations and shares a common pilot type rating with the other CJs. (A pilot rated to fly any one of the CJs is therefore rated to fly them all.) Retail price for a typically-equipped CJ4 is $9 million.

The CJ4 has a range of just over 2,000 nautical miles (3,710 kilometers) and a top speed of 453 knots per hour (839 kilometers). The aircraft has a takeoff roll of 3,130 feet (954 meters) at maximum takeoff weight.

The CJ4 features a four-screen Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and debuts the Rockwell Collins Venue cabin management system. Standard features on the aircraft include multi-scan weather radar and a maintenance diagnostic system.

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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