Media Advisory – Cessna Plans Announcement at NBAA

October 14, 2010

Wichita, KS – October 14, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will make an announcement at its press conference prior to the 63rd annual NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention. The press conference is set for 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 18 in Room 1 of the NBAA press center in the Georgia World Congress Center.

The press conference will feature Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack Pelton; Roger Whyte, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing; and Mark Paolucci, senior vice president, Customer Service.

Announcements made at the press conference will be available online in the Newsroom at www.cessna.com at the conclusion of the press conference.

Cessna will feature at its static display at DeKalb Peachtree Airport its current line of production aircraft: the Citation Mustang (medical evacuation and High Sierra versions), Citation CJ1+, Citation CJ2+, Citation CJ3, Citation CJ4, Citation XLS+, Citation Sovereign and Citation X, as well as a Citation Encore+ and a Value Plus Citation Ultra. Cessna will also feature a 25th anniversary edition Grand Caravan turboprop and Corvalis TT high-speed piston aircraft. Cessna will once again have an exhibit inside the World Congress Center, primarily devoted to customer service.

Cessna plans a special event open to NBAA attendees at its static exhibit on Tuesday at 1 pm (EDT).

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

David Rosenberg, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Kyle Williams, Manager, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288

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