Citation app available for iPad

Cessna’s Citation Performance Calculator (CPCalc) is now available from the Apple App Store. The app is available for all current production Citation business jets, as well as many out-of-production Citations and some Cessna 208 Caravans.

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Retired Cessna CEO inducted into CJP Citation Hall of Fame

Russell W. Meyer, Jr., who led Cessna as chairman for 31 years, has been inducted into the Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association Citation Hall of Fame.

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US Aviation now Cessna service facility

Denton, TX – US Aviation, located at the Denton Airport (KDTO), has been appointed by Cessna Aircraft as an Authorized Customer Service and Support Facility.

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New name for turbo Skylane

Cessna is renaming its jet-fuel burning turbo aircraft unveiled at AirVenture last month as the Turbo Skylane  NXT. It’s now called the Turbo Skylane JT-ATM.

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Norway flight school orders Skycatchers

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.

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Diesel emerging as new technology of choice for general aviation

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.”

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Cessna launches Caravan ProAdvantage program

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.

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Skycatcher moving from LSA category

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.

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Skylane powered by Jet A takes off

OSHKOSH — Cessna debuted its Skylane Turbo 182 NXT on opening day of AirVenture, powered by an SMA engine that runs on Jet A.

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Cessna adds to mobile service fleet

Cessna Aircraft Co. recently introduced another Mobile Service Unit based at Atlantic Aviation, an FBO at Birmingham International Airport in Alabama.

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