Vice President Gore and FAA Confirm Requirement For Enhanced Flight Safety System Supplied Exclusively By AlliedSignal

        REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 15, 1998--In a press conference in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Vice President Al Gore and Federal Aviation Administrator Jane Garvey announced safety regulations that would require passenger aircraft to be equipped with enhanced systems to prevent collision into terrain. AlliedSignal Inc. (NYSE: ALD) is the only manufacturer licensed by the FAA to produce the enhanced system, the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS). AlliedSignal estimates the worldwide potential market for Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems at $1 billion.
    Last December, the Air Transportation Association (ATA) announced a voluntary agreement to install the EGPWS on about 4,300 ATA member airplanes by 2003. There are more than 40,000 other commercial, military, corporate and other general aviation aircraft worldwide whose operators are potential customers for the sophisticated safety system. New versions of AlliedSignal's EGPWS will make advanced terrain alert available for virtually every type of aircraft.
    The controlled flight of aircraft into terrain is the leading cause of aircraft fatalities worldwide. EGPWS uses global positioning systems and a unique on-board global terrain database which provides pilots with a graphic picture of the terrain in front of them. It also provides up to 60 seconds of advance audio warning in the event the aircraft is on a course to collide with terrain. Traditional ground proximity warning systems provide only 10 to 15 seconds advance warning and no display.
    "AlliedSignal is the technological leader in flight safety avionics," said Bob Johnson, President, AlliedSignal Electronic & Avionics Systems. "We are ready to meet the anticipated strong demand for our EGPWS, which is relatively inexpensive and easy to install. The system complements our traffic collision avoidance systems, flight data and cockpit voice recorders, predictive windshear systems and weather radar systems, which help set the standard for aviation safety worldwide."
    AlliedSignal Electronic & Avionics Systems manufactures a wide range of electronics for military, space and commercial aviation. The parent company, AlliedSignal Inc., is a $14.5-billion advanced technology and manufacturing company, serving customers worldwide with aerospace and automotive products, chemicals, fibers, plastics and advanced materials. Information about AlliedSignal is available on the internet at
http://www.alliedsignal.com/ .

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