Cessna's Pelton to Deliver Keynote at Citation Jet Pilots Convention

August 18, 2010

Wichita, KS – August 18, 2010 – Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack Pelton will deliver the keynote address Sept. 2 during the second annual convention of the Citation Jet Pilots owner and pilot association. Cessna Aircraft Company is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

Formed in November 2008, Citation Jet Pilots is run by Citation owner-pilots for the benefit of owner pilots. Its mission is to provide information, communication and support for owner-pilots of Cessna Citation aircraft with the goal of enhancing their ownership experience.

The organization's convention, which runs Sept. 1-5 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., provides academic sessions, vendor displays and camaraderie among the more than 160 attendees. For information on registering for the event, visit citationjetpilots.com.

In addition to Pelton, National Business Aviation Association President and CEO Ed Bolen and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President and CEO Craig Fuller are expected to speak.

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
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Investor Relations (401) 457-2288

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