Cessna to Host Personalities from Discovery Channel's Flying Wild Alaska for Autograph Sessions at AirVenture 2011

July 25, 2011

Oshkosh, WI – July 25, 2011 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is bringing four personalities from Discovery Channel’s Flying Wild Alaska to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture 2011 in Oshkosh, Wis.

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 Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30. They will sign autographs and talk about the show, including the Cessna aircraft in their fleet.

Flying Wild Alaska is a reality series that premiered in January with 10 episodes. It became the highest-rated new series launch in the network’s history, prompting Discovery Channel to renew the show for a second season.

The show follows the unconventional Tweto family, including Ariel’s father, mother and sister, and their team of pilots who rule Alaska’s most dangerous skies. Operating their family-run airline, Era Alaska, they battle unforgiving Alaska weather and terrain to transport life’s necessities to one of the most remote and extreme regions of America. With no freeway system for hundreds of miles, Era Alaska is the lifeline for the isolated rural inhabitants of the Bering Sea coastline.

The airline’s fleet includes around 70 aircraft, from single-engine Cessnas that can handle off-airport landings to the large C-23 Sherpa that carries payloads up to 7,000 pounds. Era operates more than 40 Cessna aircraft, including 20 Model 207 single-engine pistons and 22 Caravan turboprops.

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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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