Cessna Marks Anniversaries at 2010 AirVenture

July 26, 2010

Oshkosh, WI – July 26, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, flies into the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual week-long conference - AirVenture 2010 - with a salute to classic aircraft past and present.

In addition to a static display that includes its full line of propeller aircraft and several business jets, Cessna is saluting 25 years of Caravan production and the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the famed Cessna 210.

“Even though we’ve built more general aviation aircraft than any other company in history and introduced more models than any other company, each one is very special and appropriate to mark with a bit of fanfare,” said Jack Pelton, Cessna chairman, president and CEO. “We love to mark these occasions at this show since it is the largest gathering of general aviation aircraft in the world - it is where the world’s passion and Cessna’s passion for flight come together.”

Cessna will deliver its 2,000th Caravan, a Grand Caravan, later this year to a retail customer through Cessna authorized sales representative Africair, Inc., located in Miami. The Caravan is certified in 100 countries and the fleet has amassed more than 13 million flight hours.

The Cessna Model 210 was built over the span of three decades with a total of more than 9,200 delivered. The Model 210 was built from 1960-1986, with the last few delivered in early 1987.

Cessna will also feature its full line of current production single-engine aircraft at the show - a 162 Skycatcher, 172 Skyhawk SP, 182 Skylane, 206 Turbo Stationair and Corvalis TT as well as a Grand Caravan, a Citation Mustang and a Citation CJ2+.

Follow Cessna on Twitter during the AirVenture 2010 show at www.twitter.com/fly_cessna.

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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