Cessna Activities at NBAA Meeting and Convention

October 18, 2012

Wichita, KS - Oct. 18, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will feature many of their popular aircraft at this year's National Business Aviation Association meeting and convention. This will include the Citation X, the M2, and the TTX. The company also plans on displaying the Longitude mockup at their exhibit in the convention hall.

Cessna media activities during the show will include:

Press Conference

Cessna will hold their press conference on Monday, October 29 at 9:00 a.m. local time, in room N220D at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Company Executive Interviews

The following Cessna executives will be available for interviews during the NBAA convention:

  • Brad Thress, senior vice president, Business Jets
  • Jodi Noah, senior vice president, Single Engine/Propeller Aircraft
  • Joe Hepburn, senior vice president, Customer Service
  • Roxanne Bernstein, senior vice president, Marketing and Communications
  • Kriya Shortt, vice president of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Bill Harris, vice president of Sales for Asia and Asia Pacific

Interviews with these members of the Cessna leadership team are available between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, October 29 at the Cessna exhibit in the convention hall. Please contact Andy Woodward, contact information below, to schedule interviews during this time period.

Trade Show Exhibit:
Tuesday, October 30, from 10:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31 from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 1 from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.

Static Display Hours:
Tuesday, October 30, from 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31 from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 1 from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

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 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 textron.com.

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Contact: Andy Woodward
Cell: +1 316 517 7927
Email: awoodward@cessna.textron.com

Contact: Stephanie Harder
Phone: +1 316 517 6488
Email: sharder@cessna.textron.com

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