Cessna Approved by TSA for Parts Shipments

September 20, 2010

Wichita, KS – September 20, 2010 –Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is one of the first aviation companies to be approved by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to participate in the Certified Cargo Screening Program for aviation parts shipments.

"This approval permits Cessna's Service Parts & Programs organization to ship aircraft parts to repair stations and customers via passenger airlines without delay for inspection or screening," said Bill Collier, vice president of Cessna's Service Parts & Programs. "This new process should be transparent to our customers and they will benefit from faster deliveries," he said.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) created the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP), which allows certified facilities across the country to screen cargo before it reaches the airport. CCSP facilities are approved by TSA and adhere to strict security standards. Cessna processes screen employees and contractors to meet these TSA standards.

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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