Cessna drops diesel Sky­hawk

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Cessna is no longer man­u­fac­tur­ing the Con­ti­nen­tal CD-155 diese­lengined Turbo Sky­hawk JT-A but will of­fer the air­craft to cus­tomers di­rectly through Con­ti­nen­tal Mo­tors as a Sup­ple­men­tal Type Cer­tifi­cate in­stal­la­tion for the C172. The JT-A was cer­ti­fied in June 2017 by the FAA and EASA. ‘In­stal­la­tion can be fa­cil­i­tated and ac­com­plished by Con­ti­nen­tal af­ter air­craft ac­cep­tance and de­liv­ery from Tex­tron Avi­a­tion,’ Cessna says. ‘We trust that this change to deal di­rectly with the en­gine man­u­fac­turer will be ben­e­fi­cial to our cus­tomers, while also help­ing us fur­ther stream­line our pro­duc­tion process.’ In­dus­try ob­servers be­lieve that, de­spite take­off per­for­mance, speed and range ben­e­fits, the $60,000 ad­di­tional cost of the CD-155 en­gined model de­terred buy­ers.

Cessna Sky­hawk JT-A only avail­able now via Con­ti­nen­tal Mo­tors

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