Cessna Hosts Annual Citation Customer Conference in Wichita

May 04, 2011

Wichita, KS – May 4, 2011 – Cessna Citation owners from around the world have gathered this week at Cessna's headquarters in Wichita for the annual customer conference which features company updates, technical briefings, supplier presentations and keynote speeches from Robert Wilson, son of Holiday Inn hotel chain founder Kemmons Wilson, and retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Steve Ritchie, the country's last fighter ace. Cessna Aircraft Company is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

"We are very excited about the level of interest from our Citation owners in this year's conference, which seems to mirror what many experts are saying about the resumption of growth in business jet operations," said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Cessna Customer Service.

The two-day conference provides opportunities to exchange ideas with other Citation pilots, maintenance directors and operators. Many of the sessions have question and answer formats so Cessna and Cessna customers get an opportunity to learn in a collegial environment. In addition to updates on the latest technical and operational aspects of Citation ownership, attendees get up-to-date information on Cessna's overall activities and strategies for the future.

For more information, visit www.cessna.com.

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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