WICHITA, Kansas — The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA have certified the Cessna Turbo Skyhawk JT-A with Garmin G1000 NXi avionics, paving way for deliveries to customers in Europe and the U.S.
Officials with Textron Aviation reported that the aircraft, equipped with the Continental CD-155 engine that runs on Jet-A fuel, has exceeded initial performance targets, including improved maximum range. [Read more…]
Cessna has scrapped its unsold Skycatcher light-sport airplanes. According to a report in The Wichita Eagle, the company retained its inventory of Model 162s for spare parts after the company stopped selling them in early 2014. It then quotes a company spokesman, who notes, “The company did dispose of what remained after salvaging usable parts.”