Cessna Aircraft Co. has rolled out the 400th production unit of the company’s CJ3 business jet from its production facility in Wichita.
By BILL WALKER
The more we like our airplanes, the more it seems we want to modify them for the better. This is particularly true for Cessna owners whose aircraft may not have rolled through the hangar door with all the bells and whistles standard on newer planes.
My 1956 Skyhawk is typical of this group and has been the recipient of a long list of upgrades and modifications over the years. I’ve talked to a lot of Cessna pilots about their planes and have combined their suggestions with mine to assemble a list of popular Cessna mods.
The Cessna TTx completed its first production flight on Saturday, March 2. The single-engine composite aircraft departed from the Cessna facility in Independence, Kan. and performed the flight in and around southeast Kansas.
Cessna Aircraft Co. has inked a strategic partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams to sponsor NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray, as well as racers in the IZOD IndyCar Series and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.
Astronics Corporation’s Max-Viz-600 enhanced vision system has received a Cessna Aircraft Service Bulletin for retrofit installation in recently-delivered Cessna Skyhawk, Skylane and Stationair single-engine aircraft models.
McFarlane now has FAA-PMA approval for the Fuel Strainer Top Assembly for most Cessna aircraft.
Cessna’s Citation M2 has begun its initial production run in the company’s Independence, Kansas facility.
Cessna’s Grand Caravan EX has earned FAA Type Certification, company officials report, adding it has outperformed initial targets.