Cessna drops diesel Skyhawk
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