Cessna Hosts International Military Officers

August 03, 2010

Wichita, KS – August 3, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will host a group of 114 military officers from around the world August 4 for a facility tour and product presentation as part of the Department of Defense Field Studies Program of the United States Army Command and General Staff Officer Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

"This is a great opportunity to show allied military leaders an example of the aviation work done in Wichita, one of the few aerospace industry clusters in the world," said Bill Williams, Cessna manager of Government and Special Missions Programs.

This is the 14th year Cessna has hosted the class. Through the field studies program, students visit and view examples of U.S. economic and business interests, judicial systems, local, state and federal government systems and educational systems.

Many of the course graduates become heads of state, cabinet ministers, ambassadors, chiefs of staff, general officers or other key leaders in their home countries.

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.

Connect with Textron IR

David Rosenberg, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Kyle Williams, Manager, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288

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