Oceania Aviation, parent company of Flightline Aviation Limited, New Zealand’s Textron Aviation partner for Cessna piston aircraft, reports that Auckland Aero Club has been approved as a Cessna Pilot Training Center. [Read more…]
Jim Gill sent in this photo of his 1971 Cessna 172, 23Q, and the Cessna Citation X, noting, “Cessna leading us into the future…” [Read more…]
BIG LAKE, Alaska – Airforms has received FAA PMA approval for part numbers AF2643084-1 and AF2643084-2, the Upper and Lower Caravan Nose Gear Torque Link Assemblies.
The parts, direct replacements for Cessna P/N 2643084-1 and -2, are eligible for installation on all Cessna model 208 and 208B aircraft, and are precision fit, drop-in replacements for the OEM components, according to company officials. [Read more…]
By GUY R. MAHER
There was a time when if you wanted to buy one of the many models of airplanes offered by Cessna, Beech, Piper, Mooney, Grumman and more, all it took was a short drive to a near-by airport and a respective dealer.
There you could pick from the many choices of late-model, low-time copies of your favorite. You could also easily find somebody who knew how to fix it, had no problem getting parts, and hire somebody well versed in the type to train you properly.
That was then — 40 years ago. This is now.
It’s not uncommon to have to cross the entire country to grab up that decent legacy four-place basic single. [Read more…]
It’s not often we get general aviation news off The Motley Fool, but the investment website teased this headline recently: Can you guess the world’s most popular airplane? (Hint: It’s Not From Boeing or Airbus).
Blogger Alexander MacLennan, who writes about “Industrials, Airlines, and Financial companies,” opens his post with: “Aerospace manufacturers Boeing and Airbus may be among the best known aircraft makers but neither one makes the most produced or most sold aircraft in the world. That honor belongs to Cessna, now part of Textron, for the Cessna 172 Skyhawk; an aircraft that has produced and sold over 43,000 units and remains in production today. Between Boeing and Airbus, the most popular model is the Boeing 73,7 which has received about 12,600 orders and delivered just over 8,000 units.”
Michael Magnell, who has contributed several stories to General Aviation News, sends in this photo of his friend, Fernando Ferricini, with one of his little twin daughters in a Cessna 210. Fernando, a private pilot, says this particular daughter really likes
planes. [Read more…]