Cessna Features Airplanes, TV Stars at Oshkosh Exhibit

July 25, 2011

Oshkosh, WI – July 25, 2011 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is featuring a full line of its popular propeller aircraft as well as several Citation business jets during its week-long exhibit at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture 2011 in Oshkosh, Wis.

Cessna also will host personalities from the Discovery Channel’s hit television show Flying Wild Alaska at its exhibit July 29-30 and representatives from Bye Energy July 26-27 to discuss the company’s electrically powered 172 Skyhawk project.

Cessna will feature at its exhibit the 162 Skycatcher, 172 Skyhawk, 182 Skyklane, 206 Turbo Stationair, 208 Grand Caravan and a Citation Mustang and Citation CJ4, Cessna’s newest business jet and the largest member of the popular CJ family. Cessna sales and technical representatives will be on duty at the exhibit daily during the show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ariel Tweto, Luke Hickerson, John Ponts and Doug Stewart will be at Cessna’s static display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. on July 29-30. They will sign autographs and talk about the reality show, which showcases many of the 40+ Cessna aircraft in the airline’s fleet.

Flying Wild Alaska premiered in January with 10 episodes featuring the family-run Era Alaska airline. The show became the highest-rated new series launch in the network’s history, prompting the Discovery Channel to renew the show for a second season.

Cessna also is marking the 15th anniversary of the resumption of production of single-engine piston aircraft at its facility in Independence, Kan. Cessna discontinued single-engine piston aircraft production in Wichita in the 1980s due in part to rising liability costs and re-entered the market after the 1994 passage of the U.S. General Aviation Revitalization Act. Cessna has delivered more than 9,000 single-engine piston aircraft from Independence and more than 154,500 single-engine pistons since the company’s original founding in 1927.

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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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