Citation ACAS and Mode S Service Bulletin

January 28, 2004

Wichita, KS - January 28, 2004 - Cessna Aircraft Company will release ACAS II and Diversity Mode S Transponder Service Bulletins in the 2nd Quarter of 2004, to support European Aviation Authority Mandates.

ACAS: All turbine powered airplanes operating in Europe, with an MTOW of more than 12,500 pounds, or seating between 19 and 30 passengers, must have an "ACAS II" Aircraft Collision Avoidance Systems (known as TCAS II, Change 7 in the United States) installed by January 1, 2005.

Mode-S Elementary Surveillance: All aircraft operating in Europe, regardless of weight, or country registration, must have Mode-S "Elementary" Surveillance transponders installed by March 31, 2005.

To comply with ACAS & Mode S Elementary Surveillance, Citation Service Bulletins feature turnkey installations, that include all required components, wiring, and hardware. The Service Bulletins are completely documented in Citation Service Manuals and are fully supported by the worldwide network of Citation Service Centers. Further, international regulatory approval is typically much quicker for Service Bulletin certification than Supplemental Type Certificate certification.

To learn more about Cessna Mode S & ACAS (TCAS) Service Bulletins e-mail:

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* Fax (316) 206-4577, or
* Call Marcelo Casenove (316) 517-7462

Cessna Aircraft Company is a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) an $10 billion multi-industry company with 43,000 employees in 40 countries. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee. More information is available at or

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