WICHITA, Kan. — Cessna Aircraft Co. is celebrating the first international delivery of the new Cessna TTx to a customer in Thailand.
The TTx was certified in July.
Kiatichai Monsereenusorn, managing director of Kiattana Transport, accepted his aircraft in a handover ceremony in Independence, Kansas, saying the TTx will allow him to quickly visit multiple business sites per day, and do so in a comfortable, luxurious aircraft that is also fun to pilot, Cessna officials report.
“The first delivery of the TTx to an international customer is a very important milestone for every Cessnan involved in this program,” said Jodi Noah, Cessna’s senior vice president for single engine/propeller aircraft. “This aircraft has our global customer base very energized. Aviation customers recognize the TTx as synonymous with innovation, performance and luxury. This delivery is proof that the appeal of the TTx is not constrained by lines on a map, and that this aircraft is perfect for true aviators.”
The TTx is a high-performance composite aircraft designed for advanced pilots, with technology and performance resembling that of a jet, according to Cessna officials. The TTx is the first aircraft to be equipped with the Garmin G2000 avionics system, featuring a glass cockpit with dual 14.1-inch high-definition displays and touch screen controls.
The TTx has an operating ceiling of 25,000 feet and an optional Flight into Known Icing (FIKI) system, enabling pilots to file flight plans for varying weather conditions. The TSIO-550-C six-cylinder engine from Continental Motors provides 310 horsepower, and the three-blade constant-speed metal propeller is supplied by McCauley. The TTx has a 1,250 nm range, making it capable of non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Houston or Bangkok, Thailand to Kolkata, India.
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