Cessna Activities at EAA AirVenture 2012

July 20, 2012

Wichita, KS - July 20, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will feature a wide range of its propeller aircraft, in addition to the Citation Mustang and new Citation M2, at EAA AirVenture 2012 in Oshkosh, Wis., from July 23-29.

Cessna media activities during the show will include:

Product Announcements
Monday, July 23 at 9:30 a.m. local time, Cessna exhibit

Press Conference
Monday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. local time, EAA AirVenture Press Headquarters

Company Executive Interviews
The following Cessna executives will be available for interviews during EAA AirVenture:

- Jodi Noah, senior vice president, Single Engine/Propeller Aircraft
- Tracy Leopold, business leader, Cessna 162
- Lannie O'Bannion, business leader, Caravan
- Brian Steele, business leader, TTX and former Citation M2 engineering program manager
- Jeff Umscheid, business leader, 172, 182, 206

Please contact Andy Woodward, contact information below, to schedule interviews.

Trade Show Exhibit
Monday, July 23 - Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cessna's static display will include the following aircraft: Several university flight school single-engine pistons, Skycatcher, Discover Flying Challenge Skycatcher, Skylane, Stationair, Stationair with Enforcer surveillance equipment installed, Corvalis TTX, Grand Caravan and Grand Caravan amphibian.

For additional information, contact:

Andy Woodward - Cessna single engine, EAA AirVenture questions and interviews
Cell: +1 316 641 3579

Shanda Carney - Cessna business jet questions
Phone: +1 316 517 7387

Sara Monger - Cessna service, all other questions
Phone: +1 316 517 8854

About Cessna
Cessna is the world's leading general aviation company. Since its inception in 1927, Cessna has designed, produced and delivered more than 193,500 airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,300 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 2011, Cessna delivered 689 aircraft, including 183 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of $2.990 billion. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at cessna.com.

About Textron
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 textron.com.

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Contact: Andy Woodward
Cell: +1 316 641 3579
Email: awoodward@cessna.textron.com

Contact: Sara Monger
Phone: +1 316 517 6488
Email: semonger@cessna.textron.com

Connect with Textron IR

David Rosenberg, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
Kyle Williams, Manager, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288

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