Cessna Citation Customer Conference Aims to Build Owner, Company Connections

WICHITA, Kan., April 19 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will conduct a Citation Customer Conference April 26-28, 2010, to broaden the company's relationships with aircraft owners, operators and suppliers.

"Cessna Keeps You Connected," the 2010 Citation Customer Conference, will be held at the Hyatt Regency and Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kan. The conference theme is meant to reinforce connections forged between customers, suppliers, and Cessna personnel, including Cessna senior leadership.

"This will be an especially important gathering for the Cessna family since the event was on hiatus last year," says Mark Paolucci, senior vice president of Cessna Customer Service. "We have an informative and valuable series of sessions planned for 2010 and we are looking forward to a good attendance from the Citation community."

The event provides opportunities to exchange ideas with other Citation pilots, maintenance directors and operators. Many of the sessions have question and answer formats so Cessna and Cessna customers get an opportunity to learn in a collegial environment, Paolucci said.

Richard Rhodes, Maintenance Manager for Murphy Oil Company, who participated in the last Citation Customer Conference, said, "It gives a great opportunity for face-to-face communication. I like to hear other operators' issues, and hear first-hand what those issues are."

Guest speakers at this year's event are aviation celebrity and world aviation record-holder Dick Rutan and Cessna Citation CJ pilot and NASCAR driver Carl Edwards. A record-setting aviation pioneer, Rutan flew his Voyager aircraft around the world nonstop and non-refueled in nine days in 1986. He was a highly decorated combat pilot in the U.S. Air Force and was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2002. Edwards, one of the most famous ProTech and ProParts customers, will talk about his flying career, its similarities with racing and how the two intertwine in his life.

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