Cessna Supporting Learn to Fly Center During AOPA Summit

November 11, 2010

Long Beach, CA – November 11, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will once again participate in the Learn to Fly Center at Airportfest during the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) annual convention this week in Long Beach.

People interested in learning to fly can get a Discovery Flight for $99 through California Flight Center at Long Beach Airport (KLBG). The package includes a pilot logbook and video of the flight. California Flight Center is a Cessna Pilot Center. AOPA is providing transportation to the airport from the Long Beach Convention Center, site of the AOPA Summit.

Airportfest made its debut last year and combines a general aviation aircraft static display with the Learn to Fly Center as well as with other activities over the course of the convention. For more information, visit www.aopa.org.

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.

Connect with Textron IR

Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Cameron Vollmuth, Manager,
Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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