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How to bend a Citation Mustang

Amazing story on Aviation News International about a Cessna Citation Mustang that has been repaired after being heavily damaged – a collapsed fuel tank and two broken wing spars – on its delivery flight: “The crew…heard a bang at 18,000 feet during the descent into AGC, which was followed by a left-engine low fuel pressure […]

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Cessna flies SkyCatcher, goes fishing for pilots

The debut of a new Cessna piston single is a rare event – as far as I can work out the last one was the Model 177 Cardinal in 1967 – so mark 8 March 2008 in your diaries. That’s when Cessna’s Model 162 SkyCatcher light sport aircraft flew for the first time (from Cessna […]

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Cessna sets sail for new territory with Columbus

Someone was going to say it, so Cessna’s sales boss Roger Whyte got in first, calling today (February 6) Cessna’s “Columbus day” (after a US holiday). Why? Because today the company unveiled its Citation Columbus large-cabin bizjet in Washington, DC. The name was picked by Cessna because this is the first Citation designed to take […]

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Is Cirrus for sale, or not?

Is No2 light-aircraft maker Cirrus Design looking for a buyer? There are a couple of conflicting reports out there, but I side with the reliable Molly McMillin of the Wichita Eagle. She quotes Cirrus spokeswoman Kate Dougherty as saying controlling shareholder Arcapita “buys and sells companies…they are not in the airplane manufacturing business”. Cirrus is […]

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NBAA: Winglets give Cessna’s Citation X a new look

The Citation X was already a text book study in aerodynamics, and Cessna is writing another chapter with the addition of winglets. They seem like overkill on an aircraft already so highly swept and area ruled that, at Mach 0.92, it is the fastest commercial aircraft flying today. No other Cessna’s have them, but the […]

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NBAA: Embraer invites interest in concept bizjets

Embraer took the wraps off its ideas for new medium-light and mid-size business jets today at the NBAA show in Atlanta. It was careful to make clear this was not a launch – they are just concepts. But if you want to sign a letter of interest and put down a $90,000 refundable deposit you […]

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Embraer to unveil concept jet

Cessna did it last year, Eclipse has just done it and now Embraer is going to do it. The concept jet. Car companies have been doing it for years. Unveil a concept car at a motor show to create some excitement, grab some headlines and capture some customer feedback. Maybe something like it will make […]

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Cessna’s a sport

The dozens of small manufacturers building LSAs – light sport aircraft – have just been given what they most wanted…and feared. Cessna has decided to enter the market. It’s like getting the Good Housekeeping seal of approval from the 800lb gorilla in the room. Cessna’s decision to build a two-seat sport aircraft follows an exhaustive […]

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