Cessna's 2000th Caravan Goes to DHL partner Air St. Kitts-Nevis

September 15, 2010

Wichita, KS – September 15, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today delivered its 2,000th Caravan turboprop, this one going to Air St. Kitts-Nevis to be used as part of the carrier's DHL courier operation. The carrier, which operates out of multiple bases in the Caribbean, will also take delivery of another new Caravan this year. The two new Garmin G1000-equipped Grand Caravans will replace two older models in its fleet.

"The success of the Caravan in operation with Air St. Kitts-Nevis has been superb. Having the latest G1000 avionics and GFC700 autopilot technology on these new aircraft will make that operation even better," said John Doman, vice president, Cessna Worldwide Propeller Aircraft Sales. "This marks not only our 2,000th delivery, but it comes in our 25th anniversary year of Caravan production, making this occasion that much more special."

The sale was made through Tropical Aviation Distributors, Cessna's authorized sales representative for the Caribbean. Air St. Kitts-Nevis operates four Caravans on DHL routes throughout the Caribbean.

The single-engine turboprop Caravan is certified in 100 countries and the fleet has amassed more than 13 million flight hours. It received FAA type certification in 1984 and marked its first customer delivery in 1985. For more information, visit www.cessna.com.

Photo of the 2000th Cessna Caravan

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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