Cessna Citation CJ4 Earns Brazilian Type Certification

August 24, 2011

Wichita, KS – August 24, 2011 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, now has type certification for the Citation CJ4 from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil and expects to make first deliveries of the newest and largest member of the popular CJ family of business jets in Brazil by year's end.

The CJ4 gained U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certification in March 2010, followed quickly by first deliveries, and also gained certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency as well as Isle of Man this year. The company is working to obtain certification in Canada and South Africa by the end of the year.

Cessna delivered 19 Citation CJ4 aircraft in 2010 and 16 through the first half of this year. The aircraft is approved for single-pilot operations and shares a common pilot type rating with the other CJs (a pilot rated to fly any one of the CJs is rated to fly them all).

The CJ4 has a range of 2,002 nautical miles (3,710 kilometers) and a top speed of 453 knots (839 kilometers an hour). The aircraft has a takeoff roll of 3,130 feet (954 meters) at maximum takeoff weight. The CJ4 is powered by two Williams International FJ44-4A full authority digital engine control engines and features a four-screen Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite. Retail price for a typically equipped CJ4 is $9 million.

A video highlighting the aircraft's features is available on Cessna's YouTube channel. For more information, go to Cessna.com. Follow Cessna on Twitter at twitter.com/fly_cessna and be a Facebook fan here.

About Cessna Aircraft Company
Cessna is the world's leading general aviation company. Since its inception in 1927, Cessna has designed, produced and delivered more than 192,500 airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,100 Citation business jets, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. Today, Cessna has two principal lines of business: aircraft sales and aftermarket services. Aircraft sales include Citation business jets, Caravan single-engine utility turboprops, single-engine piston aircraft and lift solutions by CitationAir. Aftermarket services include parts, maintenance, inspection and repair services. In 2010, Cessna delivered 535 aircraft, including 179 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of $2.6 billion. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at 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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