Cessna reports it sold three Skycatchers at AirVenture 2012 in Oshkosh. Executives with Pilot Academy of Sandefjord, Norway, noted that the effort to facilitate EASA certification by moving the Skycatcher into the primary category with the FAA played a large role in the decision.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Having the world’s leading general aviation company make a strong commitment to using turbodiesel engines is a “welcome and major step in the continued recognition of the many benefits of diesel technology,” according to Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.
“Cessna’s new 182 NXT turbodiesel engine is being described as a ‘game changer’ by experts in the general aviation industry,” Schaeffer said. “With its increased range, greater payload capacity and lower direct operating costs, it’s easy to see why Cessna’s new diesel powered aircraft is going to transform general aviation.”
OSHKOSH — Cessna reported at AirVenture that it has extended its ProAdvantage programs to its current production Cessna Caravan product line, including the newly announced Cessna Grand Caravan EX.
The ProAdvantage is a group of programs designed to help customers manage their long-term costs for maintenance coverage. [Read more...]
OSHKOSH — Cessna will move the 162 Skycatcher from the Light Sport Aircraft category to Part 21 to aid in certification in countries around the world that do not recognize the LSA category. In the U.S., sport pilots will still be able to fly as an LSA, according to Cessna officials.
OSHKOSH — Cessna debuted its Skylane Turbo 182 NXT on opening day of AirVenture, powered by an SMA engine that runs on Jet A.
Cessna Aircraft Co. recently introduced another Mobile Service Unit based at Atlantic Aviation, an FBO at Birmingham International Airport in Alabama.
Chabord Exhaust Systems has earned EASA certification for its new stainless steel/Inconel “eco” exhaust system for the Cessna 172R and -S models. The company has filed for reciprocal certification with the FAA, and “we expect no surprises,” according to President Alain Chabord.
Hartzell Propeller has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its new 3-blade Top Prop conversion kit for Cessna Skylane R182, FR182, TR182 and T182 (Lycoming O-540-J3C5D or O-540-L3C5D powered) models.