Cessna Increases GreenTrak Flight Planning Program Applications

October 18, 2010

Atlanta, GA – October 18, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the 63rd NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention its GreenTrak flight planning software is now available for the Citation Sovereign, Excel, XLS and XLS+ in addition to the Citation CJ4.

GreenTrak is a proprietary software system, the first offered by a general aviation manufacturer, that uses a process known as cost indexing to minimize total trip cost by balancing the costs of direct operation, fuel burn and carbon emissions. GreenTrak is available through a subscription to Cessna’s CESNAV general flight planning program and runs from a PC or EFB.

Cessna is working to make GreenTrak available for the Citation Mustang, Citation Encore/Encore+, Citation CJ2 and the Citation X.

GreenTrak will optimize business jet operations for proposed regulatory programs such as “cap and trade” and for Europe’s planned Emissions Trading Scheme. Cessna already provides Citation operators annual emissions estimates and application support for ETS.

In technical terms, GreenTrak is a method of determining the optimum climb, cruise and descent speed schedules for a given ratio of cost of time (linked to direct operating costs) and to the cost of fuel using the aircraft’s gross weight, altitude, wind speed, direction and temperature – even the company’s cost structure. The resulting flight plan will result in the lowest total trip cost in terms of fuel consumed and carbon emitted.

The program can be run on the crew’s electronic flight bag for in-flight adjustments as circumstances demand.

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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