EASA, FAA ap­prove Sky­hawk JT-A

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EASA and the FAA have cer­ti­fied the Cessna Turbo Sky­hawk JT-A, which is pow­ered by a 155hp Con­ti­nen­tal CD-155 turbo diesel fea­tur­ing di­rect fuel in­jec­tion and dual chan­nel FADEC con­trolled by a sin­gle power lever. Cessna says that the JT-A now has a range of 963nm, up 78nm over orig­i­nal es­ti­mates and dou­ble that of a stan­dard av­gas-burn­ing Sky­hawk. Max­i­mum speed is in­creased to 134kt, take­off dis­tance is re­duced to 1,320ft, max­i­mum climb rate in­creased to 767fpm, and the air­craft also of­fers im­proved take­off per­for­mance in hot-and-high con­di­tions.

The diesel-en­gined JT-A has twice the range of the av­gas-burn­ing 172, will reach 134kt and climb at 767fpm

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