Cessna Gains EASA Approval for Citation CJ4 Maintenance Training

May 16, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland – May 16, 2011 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition it has won approval by the European Aviation Safety Authority for its MX Advantage Part 147 maintenance training courses for the Citation CJ4. Cessna expects to deliver the first EASA-approved CJ4 into Europe later this year.

“Having these approvals means the operator taking delivery of a CJ4 can have an EASA qualified engineering staff in a more timely fashion,” said Chad Martin, Cessna manager of training. “With the practical training aspect of the MX Advantage program, the students are provided access to experienced Cessna instructors and to actual aircraft.”

The training program covers theory and practical CJ4 Airframe and Engine (B1-T1) and Avionics (B2-T2) engineer courses. The MX Advantage courses currently are taught at Cessna facilities in Wichita by FlightSafety International and Cessna. Training will move to a new FlightSafety maintenance training facility dedicated to Cessna programs in 2012. The facility, with more than 65,000 square feet, will accommodate up to four Citations and will be adjacent to Cessna’s Wichita Citation Service Center.

MX Advantage is an exclusive Cessna/FlightSafety training program that currently offers theoretical B1-T1 and B2-T2 courses for almost all Citation and Caravan models. Cessna is working toward EASA approval for its practical training courses for these aircraft as well.

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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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