Cessna's Wichita Citation Service Center Using Factory Paint Team

February 07, 2011

Wichita, KS – February 7, 2011 – The Cessna Citation Service Center in Wichita is now using available capacity at the paint facility in the original Cessna assembly factory to support increasing requirements for repainting aircraft brought through the service center. Cessna Aircraft Company is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

"As the Citation fleet has grown and increased our activity in Wichita, we have been able to tap the capacity that is literally next door at the factory for all our aircraft painting requirements," said Stan Younger, vice president of facilities for the Cessna Citation Service Center network. "Now the Wichita Cessna Citation Service Center offers a single stop for all painting needs coupled with our extensive interior refurbishment capabilities and our RightNow Interiors program.

"Customers who bring their Citations to the Wichita Cessna Citation Service Center can be confident in knowing their Citations will emerge from the repainting process looking like they were new from the factory because the same professional paint team will be doing the work," Younger said.

Cessna has dedicated physical capacity to support a large volume of aftermarket paint needs. Under Cessna's RightNow Interiors program, the Wichita Cessna Citation Service Center also stocks pre-selected, certified interior design materials, eliminating long-lead times otherwise necessary to order materials for interior refurbishments.

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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