Cessna Introduces "Mustang Ease Into The Saddle" Program

July 26, 2010

Oshkosh, WI – July 26, 2010 –Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today, at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual week-long conference – AirVenture 2010, the "Mustang Ease Into the Saddle" Program for new Citation Mustang customers.

"This limited-time program is designed to remove apprehension some customers may feel as they transition from a single-engine or a turboprop aircraft into a business jet," said Roger Whyte, Cessna's senior vice president of Sales and Marketing.

"As part of the program, Cessna corporate pilots will act as a 'coach' in a customer's new Mustang. The Cessna 'coach' will help familiarize the customer with normal operations and procedures prior to the customer's training at FlightSafety. We want safe and comfortable transitions for all of our new Mustang customers," Whyte said.

A Citation Mustang is on display in Cessna's exhibit at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual week-long conference – AirVenture 2010.

Cessna has delivered more than 300 Mustangs to customers around the world. In 2010 dollars, a typically equipped Mustang has a retail price of just over $3 million.

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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