Phillips 66 Aviation joins Citation Special Olympics Airlift

HOUSTON – Phillips 66 Aviation is joining Cessna Aircraft Co. to support the 2014 Citation Special Olympics Airlift (CSOA) and the efforts of volunteer pilots to transport Special Olympics athletes to the 2014 USA Games in New Jersey in June.

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Embry-Riddle inks deal for new Cessnas

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Cessna Aircraft Co. have signed a long-term purchase agreement that includes the delivery of 29 Cessna Skyhawk model 172S aircraft this year and 28 next year to upgrade the school’s current Skyhawk flight-training fleet at its campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz.

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Cessna celebrates 100th Grand Caravan EX delivery

Cessna is celebrating the milestone delivery of the 100th Cessna Grand Caravan EX.

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Hartzell’s Bantam propeller approved for diesel-Powered Skyhawks

The FAA has awarded Hartzell Propeller a Supplemental Type Certificate to install the company’s recently type certified high performance Bantam series three-blade propeller on diesel-powered Cessna Skyhawk aircraft.

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Cessna Citation fleet passes 30 million flight hours

Cessna reports that the fleet of Citation Jets is passing the 30 million flight hour mark.

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How a ghost doomed the Skycatcher

In a new blog post, Flying magazine’s Robert Goyer says that the Cessna Skycatcher failed because it was overly sensitive to wind, had a “Made in China” label that infuriated the American marketplace, plus a high price tag. Once the price was raised to $150,000, “the price was too high for what you got, and what you got wasn’t what you really wanted to begin with,” he says. Check it out here

BRS for Cessna 182 offers useful load increase

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minn. — BRS Aerospace, manufacturer of whole aircraft parachute systems, recently reported that Cessna 182P and Q model owners who install a BRS system will gain a 160-pound gross weight increase.

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Citation Sovereign+ certified, deliveries begin

WICHITA, Kan. – Cessna has begun deliveries of the newly certified Citation Sovereign+ midsize business jet.

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Citation M2 certified, deliveries begin

WICHITA – Cessna has begun the first deliveries of the Citation M2 light jet following FAA type certification.

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Cessna reveals restored L-19, Dodge auction package

WICHITA, Kan. — Cessna has unveiled the restored 1959 Cessna L-19E “Bird Dog” (pictured below) to be auctioned at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. The L-19E will be auctioned alongside a Dodge M37 truck restored and donated by Okoboji Classic Cars, forming a unique pair of historical items offered in a single auction lot.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF).

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