McCauley Propeller Systems: Now Accepting Direct Orders

March 26, 2012

Wichita, KS - March 26, 2012 - McCauley Propeller Systems (McCauley), a division of Cessna Aircraft Company, under new business leadership announces market entry into retail sales. Customers now have the option of purchasing propeller products directly from the OEM or through a McCauley Authorized Service Facility.

Brad White, McCauley's Business Leader, commented "after analyzing the General Aviation market and economic trends, the business decision has been made to alter and expand our current distribution strategy to accept orders directly from any customer. This decision helps ensure that we can deliver the best customer service to all potential McCauley sales leads." Effective Monday, March 26, 2012, McCauley will begin to accept orders at catalog price directly from any domestic or international customer.

Historically, McCauley has operated under a distribution model in which product has been distributed solely through the company's Authorized Service Facility network. McCauley will continue to partner with their 54 worldwide service centers and will now operate directly with customers to provide McCauley products.

Customers who choose to buy direct will need to comply with the terms and conditions at the time of purchase which can be found at www.mccauley.textron.com. Customers may call 1-800-621-7767 to speak with a McCauley sales representative and place orders. Orders will be accepted with an approved credit card or money wire transfer. Warranty will be honored based on the terms and conditions and installation in accordance to Federal Aviation Administration requirements.

McCauley has been designing and manufacturing high-quality propellers for more than 75 years, supporting commercial, general aviation and defense products with propellers and supporting systems. McCauley is a division of Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company.

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 www.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.

Contacts

Andy Woodward
+1 316 641 3579
awoodward@cessna.textron.com

Shanda Carney
+1 316 218 8589
sdcarney@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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