Cessna Program Eliminates Lead Times for Citation Refurbishments

May 10, 2010

Wichita, KS – May 10, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced a program to reduce lead times required for interior refurbishments of classic Citations.

Under the new RightNow Interiors program, Cessna's Citation Service Centers will stock pre-selected, certified interior design materials, eliminating long-lead times – typically eight to 12 weeks – traditionally necessary to order materials for interior refurbishments.

"This program is another way to add flexibility into the maintenance process for our customers, or to fast-track a refurbishment for a new customer eager to get an airplane updated with a new look," said Stan Younger, Cessna's vice president of Service Facilities. "A customer will find it easier to schedule interior refurbishments at the last minute to coincide with their personal schedules."

Younger said customers can choose one of five pre-selected interior schemes, or combine any of the in-stock materials for more than 2,000 custom looks without the wait time normally required to order custom materials.

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.citationservice.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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