Cessna has clinched Brazilian type certification for its TTx piston single five months after the high-performance aircraft – an upgraded version of Cessna's out-of-production 400 Corvalis TT – entered service.

The US airframer is confident the four-seat Continental Motors TSIO-550-C-powered TTx will be a "natural fit" for the Brazilian market, which is "renowned", Cessna says, "for its appreciation of luxury high-performance products".

The $734,000 TTx – touted by Cessna as the “world’s fastest commercially produced and certificated fixed-gear single-engine aircraft” – was certificated in July, and is the first aircraft to be equipped with Garmin G2000 avionics.

The all-composite aircraft has an operating ceiling of 25,000ft (7,620m) and a 1,250nm (2,320km) range, allowing it to fly non-stop from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires and Miami to New York.

The TTx also has an optional flight into known icing system, “enabling pilots to file flight plans for varying weather conditions”, the airframer adds.

Source: FlightGlobal.com