Media Advisory — Cessna Releases NBAA Schedule

October 05, 2011

Wichita, KS – October 5, 2011 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has scheduled numerous opportunities for members of the media during the 64th NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, starting with a press conference prior to the start of the Las Vegas event.

Cessna's press conference is set for 10 a.m. PDT on Sunday, Oct. 9 in Room N115 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Cessna President and CEO Scott Ernest; Brad Thress, senior vice president, Cessna Business Jets; and Jodi Noah, vice president, Cessna Single Engine/Propeller Aircraft, will speak during the event.

Cessna will have an exhibit inside the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #C9044, as well as a large static display at Henderson Executive Airport (KHND) all three days of show.

Here is Cessna's schedule of events for the media:

Oct. 9 10 a.m. PDT Cessna press conference Room N115 LVCC
Oct. 10 9:45 a.m. PDT Special customer event (media welcome) Exhibit #C9044 LVCC
1 p.m. PDT NAA record presentation Exhibit #C9044 LVCC
The National Aeronautic Association will present
a speed record to Citation CJ2 operator Eric Norbel.
1 p.m. PDT McCoy Corp. available for interviews Static at KHND
McCoy representatives will be on hand to speak about
the building supply company's use of a CitationJet
and Citation Mustang to conduct business throughout the southwest
U.S. McCoy's CitationJet will be on static display to showcase the
Garmin G1000 upgrade and new interior and paint completed
at Cessna's Citation Service Center.

Additionally, journalists are invited to visit Cessna's exhibit at the Las Vegas Convention Center for demonstrations of the CESNAV flight planning suite for the iPad and the Clairity cabin technology system, a scalable, fiber optic based platform solution integrating cabin electrical, avionics and data. Cessna's exhibit will feature a cabin mock-up of the new Citation M2 light jet announced Sept. 26 and a redesigned cabin mock-up of the Citation Ten, which was announced at last year's NBAA.

The company's static display at Henderson Executive Airport includes its current line of production Citations: the Citation Mustang, Citation CJ2+, Citation CJ3, Citation CJ4, Citation XLS+, Citation Sovereign and Citation X (with Honeywell Primus Elite avionics, an upgraded cabin management system and winglets). Additionally, there will be a Value Plus Citation Encore, the Grand Caravan turboprop (Oasis interior and high-density seating versions), a single-engine turbo Stationair 206 and a Mobile Service Unit, which is a specially outfitted truck carrying most of the tools and equipment found in Cessna Citation Service Centers.

Visit Cessna's online newsroom at cessna.com/newsroom.html.

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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