Monday, July 1, 2013
First production units of Cessna TTx aircraft delivered
A high performance, all-composite aircraft, the TTx is designed for advanced pilots. “The leather-wrapped side-stick control and additional horsepower provide advanced TTx pilots with speed and performance close to that of a jet,” Cessna said in a company press release.
One of the customers accepting delivery is David Barnes, chief executive officer of Watermark Retirement Communities. Representatives from Pacific Air Center (PAC) were on hand to assist with the event. PAC is a Cessna authorized sales center covering the southwest United States, with bases in Long Beach, Calif., and Scottsdale, Ariz.
Production line flow of the TTx was announced in April of 2012 at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Fla. The aircraft has a top speed of 235 knots true airspeed (270 miles per hour), an operating ceiling of 25,000 feet and an optional Flight into Known Icing system, enabling pilots to file flight plans allowing for varying weather conditions. The TTx is the first aircraft to be equipped with the Garmin G2000 avionics system which features a glass cockpit with dual 14.1 inch high definition displays and touch screen controls.
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