Citation ACAS II / Mode S Service Bulletin Update

May 24, 2004

Geneva, Switzerland - May 24, 2004 - Cessna is offering the latest ACAS / TCAS and Mode S Transponder technology through factory engineered Service Bulletins, utilizing Honeywell and Garmin equipment. Soon to be released and pending Service Bulletins may be pre-ordered. The compliance methods are defined as

A = Field Installation Approved (may be installed by operator or third party).

B = Must be ordered and installed by Cessna Owned or Authorized Service Center.

Aircraft Model: 525 CJ, 525 CJ1, 525A CJ2; Service Bulletin Number: 525-34-61, 525-34-63, 525A-34-15; Release Date: 6-15-04; Compliance Method: B; Service Bulletin Description: Transponder update to Honeywell MST-67A Elementary Surveillance Transponders (CJ) and Enhanced Surveillance Transponders (CJ1 / CJ2).

Aircraft Model: 525 CJ, 525 CJ1, 525A CJ2; Service Bulletin Number: 525-34-62, 525-34-60, 525A-34-14; Release Date: 6-15-04; Compliance Method: B; Service Bulletin Description: CNI-5000 replacement with Dual Garmin 530A Comm/Nav system including Elementary Surveillance Transponders.

Aircraft Model 550/551 with Primus Radios; Service Bulletin Number: 550-34-94; Release Date: 6-15-04, Compliance Method: B; Service Bulletin Description: Installation of Honeywell TCAS II system with Elementary Surveillance Transponders.

Aircraft Model 550-551 with Collins Radios; Service Bulletin Number: 550-34-93; Release Date: 6-15-04; Compliance Method: B; Service Bulletin Description: Installation of Honeywell TCAS II system with Elementary Surveillance Transponders.

Aircraft Model: 550B Bravo; Service Bulletin Number: 550-34-91; Release Date: 6-15-04; Compliance Method: B; Service Bulletin Description: Upgrade of existing MST-67A transponders to Enhanced Surveillance.

Aircraft Model: 550B; Service Bulletin Number: 550-34-92; Release Date: 6-15-04; Compliance Method: B; Service Bulletin Description: Upgrade from TCAS 1 to TCAS II or Installation of new Honeywell TCAS II system with Enhanced Surveillance Transponders.

Aircraft Model: 560 Encore; Service Bulletin Number: 560-34-111; Release Date: Available Today; Compliance Method: A; Service Bulletin Description: Upgrade of existing Honeywell transponders to Elementary Surveillance.

Aircraft Model: 560XL Excel; Service Bulletin Number: 560XL-34-41; Release Date: Available Today; Compliance Method: A; Service Bulletin Description: Upgrade of existing Honeywell transponders to Elementary Surveillance.

Aircraft Model: 750 CX; Service Bulletin Number: 750-23-13; Release Date: Available Today; Compliance Method: A; Service Bulletin Description: Upgrade of existing Honeywell transponders to Elementary Surveillance.

Aircraft Model: S550; Service Bulletin Number S550-34-37; Release Date: 6-15-04; Compliance Method: B; Service Bulletin Description: Installation of new Honeywell TCAS II system with Elementary Surveillance Transponders.

Aircraft Model: 560 CV with Primus Radios; Service Bulletin Number 560-34-113; Release Date: 6-15-04; Compliance Method: B; Service Bulletin Description: Installation of new Honeywell TCAS II system with Elementary Surveillance Transponders.

Aircraft Model: 560 CV with Collins Radios; Service Bulletin Number 560-34-116; Release Date: 6-15-04; Compliance Method: B; Service Bulletin Description: Installation of new Honeywell TCAS II system with Elementary Surveillance Transponders.

Aircraft Model: 560 Ultra with Primus Radios; Service Bulletin Number: 560-34-114; Release Date: 6-15-04; Compliance Method: B; Service Bulletin Description: Upgrade from TCAS 1 to TCAS II or Installation of new Honeywell TCAS II system with Elementary Surveillance Transponders.

Aircraft Model: 560 Ultra with Collins; Service Bulletin Number: 560-34-115; Release Date: 6-15-04; Compliance Method: B; Service Bulletin Description: Upgrade from TCAS 1 to TCAS II or Installation of new Honeywell TCAS II system with Elementary Surveillance Transponders.

Due to system integration, operators wishing to install Cessna ACAS / TCAS or Mode S, Service Bulletins must first comply with the Cessna RVSM Service Bulletin specific to the model of their aircraft.

To learn more about ACAS / TCAS or Mode S, Service Bulletins e-mail Mandates-Update@cessna.textron.com, or fax (316) 206-4577, or call (316) 517-7462.

Cessna Aircraft Company is a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), 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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