Cessna’s Citation XLS+, Sovereign Displayed at EBACE

May 03, 2010

Geneva, Switzerland - May 3, 2010 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will feature a Citation XLS+ and Citation Sovereign among its full line of Citation business jets on static display as part of the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibit (EBACE).

“The Citation XLS+ and Sovereign are well suited for the European market,” said Roger Whyte, Cessna’s senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “Both aircraft are known for their reliability, short runway performance and low speed handling characteristics making them ideal for travel within the region.”

The Citation XLS+, part of the mid-size Excel/XLS family, is the latest version of the world’s best-selling business jet model. The XLS+ travels as fast as 817 kilometers per hour (441 knots) with a range of more than 3,441 kilometers (1,858 nautical miles). At maximum takeoff weight it will depart from runways as short as 1,085 meters (3,560 feet) at standard sea-level conditions. It will land on runways as short as 823 meters (2,700 feet) at its typical landing weight.

Cessna expects to deliver its 300th Citation Sovereign later this year. The first Sovereign was delivered in late 2004. Certified for operations to 14,326 meters (47,000 feet), the Sovereign can take off from airfields as short as 1,109 meters (3,640 feet) and has a maximum range of 5,272 kilometers (2,847 nautical miles) and a maximum cruise speed of 848 kilometers per hour (458 knots true airspeed).

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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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