Cessna to Host Domestic and International Citation Customer Conference and Roundtable

March 11, 2004

Wichita, KS - March 11, 2004 - The owners and operators of 4,100 Cessna Citations are invited to attend the 31st Citation Customer Conference in Wichita, Kansas, April 26-28.

The conference will focus on technical and special workshop sessions for the owners and operators of the Citation model 750 (Citation X); Citation model 650 series (Citation III, VI, and VII); Citation model 560XL (Citation Excel); Citation model 560 series (Citation V, Ultra and Encore); Citation model 550/S550 series (Citation II, S/II, II SP, and Bravo); Citation model 525 series (CitationJet, CJ1, and CJ2); and Citation model 500 series (Citation 500, I, I/SP). In addition to program updates for each model, the following special interest topics will be presented at the conference:

  • Stress and the Pilot: Recognizing and dealing with stress more effectively.

  • Upcoming Avionics Mandates: What avionics regulations have and will occur, and status on Cessna's solutions for compliance.

  • EGPWS Workshop: TAWS software modifications and Runway Awareness & Advisory System applications.

  • Citation Sovereign Product Overview: Discussing the various systems of the Citation Sovereign.

  • Tire Care and Maintenance: How to get more wear out of your aircraft's tires.

  • Sovereign Citation Diagnostic and Maintenance System (CDMS) Operation: CDMS demonstration. CDMS gives technician real time diagnostics on ground and in flight.

To meet the needs of customers in the European community, Cessna will also conduct maintenance and operations roundtable discussions at the annual EBACE Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 25-27. These discussions will address specific European operator requirements, as well as review the topics presented in April at the Wichita Citation Customer Conference.

Registration for the Wichita Conference can be found at www.custconf.cessna.com. Any questions regarding the conference or EBACE roundtable can be e-mailed to opconf@cessna.textron.com.

Cessna Aircraft Company is a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT). Textron is a $10 billion multi-industry company with more than 43,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, 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, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com.

For additional information or questions about the general aviation industry, contact the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) at 202-393-1500 or www.GAMA.aero.

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