News Listings for Cessna Skyhawk

  • FLIGHT TEST: Tecnam P2010 triumphs

    News | 15 Jul 2014 10:10 | Peter Collins

    The Tecnam P2010 is on course to receive European and US Part 23 certification this month.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FLIGHT-TEST-Tecnam-P2010-triumphs-400592/
  • Dubai 2007: Diesel do nicely for Ethiopian

    News | 12 Nov 2007 00:00

    The new turbodiesel Cessna Skyhawk is proving to be a hot item and ten have been ordered by Ethiopian Airlines through Africair, Cessna’s authorised African representative.<BR><BR>Cessna announced the diesel option for the Model 172S at the US Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association annual Expo in October. It’s also designed to run on Jet A fuel, which is cheaper and more widely available than Avgas.<BR><BR>The aircraft will replace Ethiopian’s current training fleet of 10 Cessna 172XPs due to the lower operating cost provided by the Jet A-1 powered aircraft and its Garmin G1000 avionics, says Bob Gibbs, Cessna’s director of international propeller aircraft sales.<BR><BR>“These aircraft will be used in ab initio airline training and represent the first fleet of the new Skyhawk TDs ordered by a major airline training school. We feel the early acceptance of this aircraft in the training market is the beginning of a trend we are confident will continue to spread throughout the world,” Gibbhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dubai-2007-Diesel-do-nicely-for-Ethiopian-219409/
  • Tecnam on track with light twin

    News | 17 Jan 2006 00:00

    <P>Italian manufacturer Tecnam says it is on track for the first flight of its “unique” four-seat P2006T light twin in October and is preparing to produce “around 100 aircraft” in the year following European Aviation Safety Agency certification in late 2007, <EM>writes Julian Moxon. </EM></P> <P>“We have confirmed orders for 10 aircraft so far,” says Tecnam managing director Paolo Pascale. “But we expect many more will want to take advantage of the fixed price and early delivery slots, which we’re making available this month,” he adds.</P> <P>Tecnam has already won a significant market niche with its series of Rotax 912S-powered P-92 and P-2002 very light aircraft, producing one aircraft a day at its factories at Naples and Capua, Italy. The new twin is intended to compete directly with traditional four-seater singles such as the Cessna 172 Skyhawk and Piper Arrow. “The P2006T weighs about the same as a 172,” says Pascale, “and costs around €400,000 [$486,000]. It’s the first twin whhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Tecnam-on-track-with-light-twin-204111/
  • Skyhawk trainees take to sky from home PC

    News | 26 Jul 2000 00:00

    <p>Trainee pilots can enjoy all the thrills of a flight lesson in a Cessna Skyhawk without leaving the comfort of their own home following the unveiling today of a new interactive training package for private pilots. Pilots who have completed the Computer Based Instruction (CBI) programme, introduced through the Cessna Pilot Centres (CPC) two years ago can now take the next step in their training. The Instrument Computer Based Instruction Programme (I-CBI), a student kit consisting of 28 fully interactive CD-ROMs and related manuals and text book, is designed to be used from home, while travelling or at CPC. The complete flight lesson preview a virtual lesson in a Cessna Skyhawk demonstrates the flight lesson contents. Unveiling the kit, Curt Thomas, manager of the CPCs, said the programme was a response to increased expectations from private pilots. </p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Skyhawk-trainees-take-to-sky-from-home-PC-68588/
  • Unison to start EPIC testing

    News | 18 Aug 1999 00:00

    <p>Dave Higdon/OSHKOSH </p> <p>Unison Industries and Textron Lycoming will start flight-testing their new electronic propulsion integrated control (EPIC) system for piston engines next month. Meanwhile, Teledyne Continental Motors, in conjunction with Aerosance, has been testing its own single-lever full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system. </p> <p>"We've had great results running this in the test cell since we announced it last year," says Unison president Fred Sontag. "We've revised the hardware, improved the software and the data map, and we're ready to put it into the air," he adds. </p> <p>Unison has not set a price for the EPIC as a retrofit for existing engines, but the company plans to offer the after-market option at "a competitive price". The EPIC system should be ready for market before the middle of next year. </p> <p>The single-lever EPIC system combines sensors for engine parameters - speed, manifold and ambient air pressure and temperatures - that feed ahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Unison-to-start-EPIC-testing-55072/
  • A boxcar designed to be a tough operator

    News | 25 Nov 1998 13:44

    <p>Dave Higdon/HOUSTON</p> <p>Houston's Ellington Field Airport can hardly be described as a bush environment, so it was not the perfect location in which to test the abilities claimed for the Gavilan 358 utility aircraft. </p> <p>After a couple of hours flying the 358, just a few kilometres before my turn came to join the pattern, Ellington Tower's radio trafFIc alerted me to the fact that we were to share airspace with NASA astronauts sharpening their flying skills in high-performance jet trainers in preparation for flying with John Glenn on the veteran astronaut's recent return to space. </p> <p>Not only was I concerned about the performance mismatch between our respective flying machines, but I had some trepidation about my ability to pick out a swift but small, white NASA jet through the vast luminescent Houston haze. In the reverse sense, I had few concerns, however. An offspring of the boxy-is-beautiful school of aircraft design, the Gavilan should not be hard to miss. </p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A-boxcar-designed-to-be-a-tough-operator-45378/