Cessna Pilot Center Instructor Named CFI of the Year for 2011

March 22, 2011

Wichita, KS – March 22, 2011 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, congratulates Judy Phelps of CP Aviation for being named Certified Flight Instructor of the Year for 2011 by the General Aviation Awards program. CP Aviation is a Cessna Pilot Center in Santa Paula, Calif.

"All of us at Cessna are very proud of Judy for this honor, proud of her work as one of our nation's leading flight instructors and proud to have her as part of the Cessna Pilot Center network," said Julie Filucci, Cessna manager of Cessna Pilot Centers. "She exemplifies the dedication to sound student training we believe is critical to the ongoing success of the CPC process."

Phelps owns CP Aviation at Santa Paula Airport (SZP) with her husband, Clay, who also is a CFI. Phelps has conducted more than 5,000 hours of flight training ranging from primary, instrument and commercial instruction as well as tailwheel endorsements, experimental aircraft checkouts, emergency maneuver, spin and aerobatic training.

Phelps is a three-time Master CFI-Aerobatic — the country's first and only woman to earn that certification. She is an active member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, the Ninety-Nines, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, the International Aerobatic Club and Women in Aviation. She currently serves as president of the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula.

The mission of the General Aviation Awards program is to recognize individual aviation professionals on the local, regional and national levels for their contributions to aviation, education and flight safety. The program is a cooperative effort between more than a dozen general aviation industry sponsors and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Hi-Res Image — Judy Phelps CFI of the Year

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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