Cessna Establishes Citation Service in Prague

April 11, 2011

Wichita, KS – April 11, 2011 – Cessna Aircraft Company has established a Citation business aircraft service facility in Prague at sister company Bell Helicopter's service facility at Prague Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR). Cessna and Bell are Textron (NYSE: TXT) companies.

Certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency in February, the center has already begun performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance operations. The new Citation service center, sharing nearly 3,000 square meters of shop space, is staffed and managed by Cessna.

"With the growing fleet of Citations in eastern and central Europe, business already has been brisk," said Cessna Service Facilities Vice President Stan Younger. "We are beginning with line maintenance and over time we will add more capabilities to provide base maintenance."

Cessna is also assembling its second Mobile Service Unit for deployment in central Europe to complement the Prague Citation Service Center. The first Citation MSU, owned by Cessna's Paris Citation Service Center, was recently positioned in Lyons, France, and covers southern France, Switzerland, northern Italy and northern Spain.

Cessna also recently began construction of a new service center in Valencia, Spain, scheduled to begin operations in 2012. Cessna opened its first European service center in Paris in 1997.

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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