Cessna Names Heasley General Manager at Greensboro Service Center

July 07, 2010

Wichita, KS – July 7, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced it has named Jim Heasley as general manager of the company's Citation Service Center in Greensboro, N.C. Heasley will report to Stan Younger, Cessna vice president, Service Facilities.

Heasley, formerly the maintenance manager at Greensboro, is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds an airframe & powerplant license. A native of New York, Heasley has 20 years experience in aerospace, 13 of those at Cessna.

The Greensboro Citation Service Center is one of the busiest in the Cessna network and handled 2,200 service orders in 2009. The Greensboro center opened in 1994 and completed an expansion in 2008.

Cessna also announced it is adding a new mobile service unit to its growing fleet, this one to be based in Texas. This will bring to seven the number of MSUs in operation in the U.S., with eight more planned in the near future, including the company's first MSUs in Europe and Canada.

High Resolution Photo – Jim Heasley

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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