Cessna unveils new Skyhawk seating configuration

Cessna Aircraft Co. unveiled a new crew/cockpit resource management (CRM) training seat for the Skyhawk at Sun ‘n Fun.

The CRM training seat is a single, forward facing seat positioned aft and center of the pilot and co-pilot seats. The new seat configuration was designed with airline training schools and university flight programs in mind, according to John Doman, vice president of worldwide propeller aircraft sales.

“Moving the second student forward and to the center of the aircraft increases his or her visibility of the flight deck and allows the student to be more involved in the flight as a crew member versus a passenger,” he explained.

Additional benefits include a 27-pound useful payload increase, expanded utility category envelope and possible lower insurance costs, he said.

For more information: Cessna.com.

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