Cessna Offers New Seat Options for Caravan

May 17, 2010

Wichita, KS – May 17, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it's now offering new seat options for its existing fleet of Caravans.

Current Caravan owners now have the opportunity to upgrade their Caravan seating exclusively through Cessna's network of more than 300 authorized service facilities.

"The new seats offer added comfort and seat functionality for passengers compared to the factory-installed seats. The seat height will allow passengers a better view. They also include optional tray tables, forward and aft tracking, adjustable headrests, retractable armrests and the ability to recline," said Peter Wilkinson, Cessna's vice president of Cessna's Parts Distribution.

Cessna is celebrating the Caravan's 25th anniversary throughout 2010. 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, Fla.

The Caravan is certified in 100 countries and the fleet has amassed more than 12.9 million flight hours.

High resolution photo: New Caravan seat

The program is available at any of the nine Cessna Citation Service Centers for all Citations except the Citation Mustang.

For more information, visit www.cessna.com or www.cessnasupport.com.

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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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