Media Advisory: Cessna Activities at ABACE 2012

March 23, 2012

Wichita, KS - March 23, 2011 - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will display several of its business jet and propeller aircraft at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai, China from March 26-29.

Cessna media activities during the show will include:

Press Conference
Cessna and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) will discuss their newly announced strategic agreements.
Tuesday, March 27
10:00-11:00 a.m. local time
Press Room 2

Cessna Executives
Scott Ernest, Cessna's president and CEO, and Brad Thress, senior vice president, Business Jets, will be present at ABACE. Please liaise with the media contacts below for interview requests.

Trade Show Exhibit
Cessna chalet and static display: S-106

Aircraft Static Display
Cessna's static display will feature the following aircraft: Citation X, Citation Sovereign, Grand Caravan and Latitude Cabin Section Mock-Up.
Show hours:
Monday, March 26 - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 29 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For interview requests or additional information, contact:

Roxanne Bernstein, senior vice president, Marketing & Communications
Cessna Aircraft Company
Phone: +1 316 617 3872
Email: rbernstein@cessna.textron.com

Marc Cornelius
80:20 Communications
Phone: +44 7876 500260
Email: mcornelius@8020comms.com

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

Roxanne Bernstein
+1 316 617 3872
rbernstein@cessna.textron.com

Marc Cornelius
+44 7876 500260
mcornelius@8020comms.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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