Improved Fuel Strainer Top Assembly for Cessnas now available

McFarlane now has FAA-PMA approval for the Fuel Strainer Top Assembly for most Cessna aircraft.

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Production begins on Citation M2

Cessna’s Citation M2 has begun its initial production run in the company’s Independence, Kansas facility.

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Cessna Grand Caravan EX certified

Cessna’s Grand Caravan EX has earned FAA Type Certification, company officials report, adding it has outperformed initial targets.

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Blue skies ahead for Cessna’s diesel 182

One of the interesting technical stories from this summer’s AirVenture in Oshkosh was that Cessna has completed certification and introduced into the market a diesel cycle 182 aircraft, known as the Turbo Skylane JT-A.

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Las Vegas flight school adds seaplane

LAS VEGAS— Monarch Sky, the largest flight school and flying club in Nevada, now offers seaplane training in the Cessna 182 Amphib — the only seaplane in Las Vegas, according to company officials.

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Troubles at the top

Even aircraft giants can have problems. Cessna recently issued work orders for more than 200 Skycatchers in an effort that has to cost the big Wichita company well over $300,000*.

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Cessna inks deal with Chinese company for Caravans

Cessna Aircraft Co. has entered into a contract with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company Ltd., (CAIGA) to form a joint venture company to conduct final assembly of Cessna Caravans in China for the Chinese market.

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Tanis debuts engine preheat system for LSAs

Tanis Aircraft Products has introduced an engine preheat system specifically for the Cessna 162 Skycatcher and the Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) market.

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Evolution integration kit for Avidyne DFC90 autopilot approved for C-182s

Aspen Avionics has received FAA STC approval for installation of the Avidyne DFC90 Digital Autopilot into Cessna 182s when interfaced with Aspen’s Evolution 1000 Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD).

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The power of purple

“I’ve never seen one that color before!” That’s what people usually say when they first set eyes on the Cessna 152 owned by Mary Rosenblum of Troutdale, Ore.

Unlike so many airplanes that are predominantly white with an accent color, in the sunlight Rosenblum’s aircraft appears purple, as in Barney the Dinosaur was the painter. The airplane attracted a lot of attention during the Arlington Fly-in and Sport Convention held at Arlington Municipal Airport (AWO) north of Seattle in July.

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