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Cessna to Highlight New Programs, Service Updates at Singapore News Conference

Aviation - 28th January 2010

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 28, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will provide updates on aircraft programs as well as the dynamic business jet market and new customer service initiatives at its press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. (SST-UTC+8) at the Changi Exhibition Centre press center during the Singapore Airshow.

Cessna is a leading producer of general aviation aircraft including the world’s most popular line of business jets – the Cessna Citation.

Cessna executives will provide a company and market update, and discuss the company’s aircraft programs including its newest business jet, the Citation CJ4 which is nearing final certification in the United States, and its Model 162 Skycatcher light sport aircraft in production in China at Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. Senior Cessna executives will also be discussing the state of the general aviation industry in the Pacific Rim region and around the world in the wake of one of its most challenging years in history.

Cessna will also make announcements regarding customer service initiatives in the region.

“This region has been one of the strongest for Cessna during the most recent downturn. It has been least affected by the economic climate and financing issues facing the rest of the world,” said Roger Whyte, Cessna’s senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “The strongest segments for Cessna in this region have been special mission and government orders.”