Two Kansas State University Aviation students have been selected to receive the Cessna Leadership Scholarship. The students will use the $3,000 awards to obtain flight ratings. The selected students are Carol Cooper, senior in professional pilot, Hutchinson, Kan.; and Megan Henderson, junior in professional pilot, Topeka, Kan.
Officials from Cessna Aircraft Co. said last week at the Singapore Airshow that the company anticipates accelerating demand for light and mid-size business jets across the Asia-Pacific region in the next decade.
Cessna Aircraft Co. is stationing two Mobile Service Units for on-site technical expertise and immediate support to general aviation aircraft owners at the 46th Super Bowl in Indianapolis.
Mark Paolucci, senior vice president of sales, will retire at the end of the year after 32 years with Cessna.
Cessna Aircraft Co. welcomed home to Wichita wounded veteran Private First Class Shawn Williams for Cessna’s third Veterans Airlift Command mission. Williams came home to a crowd of several hundred Cessna employees, his family and the local American Legion Riders. Williams’ stepfather is a Cessna employee. This is Williams first holiday season home with his family for more than two years.
Bonus depreciation and research and development tax credits. Those were two pieces of legislation Cessna’s Jack Pelton, president and CEO mentioned in response to my query, following his June 21 speech to the Aero Club of Washington.
He spoke of the myriad challenges we in aviation face. FAA reauthorization (long-term, not patchwork); cancellation of aircraft orders; the size of the aviation economy in the U.S. (1.2 million jobs, $320 billion annual economic output, trade surplus, transportation for many remote communities); falling student pilot starts; and fees placed on California-based flight schools. All have been discussed many times by many people. [Read more...]
Cessna has agreed to continue to be the main sponsor of the US Sport Aviation Expo, scheduled for Jan. 21-24, 2010, at Sebring Regional Airport in Sebring, Florida.
“We are thrilled that Cessna has again agreed to be the ‘Presenting Sponsor’ for our event,” said Bob Wood, expo chairman. “Their continued involvement in LSA is of great importance to this community.”
January 2010 will be the sixth time the Expo has been presented. It will continue to be focused on Light Sport Aircraft and the Sport Pilot Certificate. As in the past, free educational forums will be arranged by the Experimental Aircraft Association.
For more information: Sport-Aviation-Expo.com.
Cessna Aircraft Co. has begun deliveries of the Corvalis line of high-performance single-engine piston aircraft at the company’s customer center in Independence, Kan., the first step in moving the entire production line from Cessna’s facility in Oregon.
“We currently deliver the Cessna Skyhawk, Skylane, Stationair, and the Citation Mustang from the customer center in Independence. Using this facility for deliveries to our new Corvalis customers is a great way to begin the process that will transition the entire Corvalis production line to Independence later this year,” said Rod Holter, vice president for Cessna Single-Engine/Mustang Operations.
For more information: Cessna.com.