Cessna NGP

February 5, 2008 - 11:30am

Cessna Aircraft received the go-ahead from parent company Textron for development of a large-cabin, intercontinental aircraft that would expand the upper end of its Citation line. The manufacturer unveiled a mockup of the large-cabin concept twinjet at the 2006 NBAA Convention, and in September at NBAA 2007 Cessna chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton told AIN he was confident the LCC would be launched in the first quarter.

February 5, 2008 - 11:30am

Cessna Aircraft received the go-ahead from parent company Textron for development of a large-cabin, intercontinental aircraft that would expand the upper end of its Citation line. The manufacturer unveiled a mockup of the large-cabin concept twinjet at the 2006 NBAA Convention, and in September at NBAA 2007 Cessna chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton told AIN he was confident the LCC would be launched in the first quarter.

January 24, 2008 - 10:32am

Cessna Aircraft today announced it has received the green light from parent company Textron for development of a large-cabin, intercontinental aircraft that would expand the upper end of the Citation business jet line.

January 24, 2008 - 10:32am

Cessna Aircraft today announced it has received the green light from parent company Textron for development of a large-cabin, intercontinental aircraft that would expand the upper end of the Citation business jet line.

December 27, 2007 - 9:29am

Cessna Aircraft has added two new models to its single-engine aircraft line, following last month’s purchase of bankrupt Columbia Aircraft, a Bend, Ore.-based producer of high-performance, all-composite piston singles. The aircraft formerly known as the Columbia 350 and 400 models will now be called the Cessna 350 and 400.

December 4, 2007 - 11:56am

Over the past week Cessna Aircraft has made headlines for buying bankrupt Columbia Aircraft and for a decision to manufacture its SkyCatcher light sport aircraft in China. As if that weren’t enough, the first Citation Mustang entered charter service this week, and Cessna is expected to soon announce the launch of its Large Cabin Concept business jet.

November 28, 2007 - 8:22am

Cessna Aircraft broadened its single-engine aircraft line yesterday after the company submitted the winning $26.4 million bid for bankrupt Columbia Aircraft, a Bend, Ore.-based producer of high-performance, all-composite piston singles. The Wichita manufacturer disclosed at the NBAA Convention in September that it had signed a letter of intent to buy Columbia, though the bankrupt airframer still had to be formally auctioned.

October 29, 2007 - 5:57am

Cessna’s intended acquisition of Bend, Ore.-based Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing, announced late in September, will complement Cessna’s latest piston-engine development, the next-generation piston (NGP). Not much is known about the NGP; Cessna showed the all-composite high-wing, which is in flight test, at the 2006 EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis., but only by flying it over the airfield, thereby denying attendees a close-up look.

July 30, 2007 - 11:01am

As this issue went to press, Cessna was single-handedly attempting to prove that economies of scale are alive and well in aviation. Only a few weeks after the manufacturer announced it would become the first major U.S. manufacturer to produce and sell a light sport aircraft (LSA) for the flight-training market, the company unveiled the two-seat, 100-hp SkyCatcher at EAA’s

January 30, 2007 - 4:20am

For the second time since 1975, Russ Meyer is not chairman of Cessna Aircraft. Early last month, Meyer quietly retired as chairman with the honorary title of chairman emeritus. Simultaneously, Cessna president and CEO Jack Pelton assumed the chairman post.

 
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