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Cessna News from EAA AirVenture 2009

Aviation - 27th July 2009

The following news releases from Cessna Aircraft Company were issued today at EAA AirVenture 2009 in Oshkosh:

Cessna SkyCatcher Completes ASTM Compliance, Clearing the Way for Deliveries
Cessna Aircraft Company announced today its Model 162 SkyCatcher Light Sport Aircraft is in compliance with ASTM International standards for Light Sport Aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin before year’s end.

Cessna to Supply Singapore Flying College with Citation Mustangs
Cessna Aircraft Company announced today an order for five Citation Mustangs from Singapore Flying College in Australia to support its advanced training program. The order came through Aeromil Pacific, Cessna’s authorized sales representative in Australia.

Cessna Develops Unique Sport/Private Pilot Training Program
Cessna Aircraft Company has developed an innovative flight training system in partnership with King Schools to enhance safety and increase pilot proficiency while making the learning process easier to manage.

Cessna’s Oshkosh Exhibit in New, Larger Location
Visitors to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual week-long conference – AirVenture 2009 – will find Cessna Aircraft Company in a new location near the main gate with an exhibit and static display area 33 percent larger than last year.

Cessna Progresses on Relocating Corvalis Final Assembly to Independence
Cessna Aircraft Company said today it expects to begin line flow for final assembly of the Corvalis high-performance single-engine piston aircraft in Independence, Kan., by Oct. 1.

Cessna Offers Aftermarket Installation of Garmin G1000 Synthetic Vision Technology
Cessna Aircraft Company announced today it has issued optional service bulletins making available Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) on all earlier production G1000-equipped 172 Skyhawks, 182 Skylanes, 206 Stationairs and Citation Mustangs.

Cessna Offers More Powerful Lycoming Engine for 177 Cardinal
Cessna Aircraft Company announced today it is the exclusive source for the recently certified, upgraded IO-390-A1A6 Lycoming engine installation kit for the Cessna 177RG Cardinal, available through its Cessna Parts Distribution group and its network of authorized service facilities.

Cessna Parts Distribution Now Offers iTowbot Remote Control Aircraft Towing Unit
Cessna Aircraft Company announced today it now offers the Trace iTowbot remote-controlled aircraft towing unit through Cessna Parts Distribution and through its network of authorized service facilities.

Cessna Parts Distribution Expands Aftermarket Offerings

Cessna Aircraft Company has expanded its aftermarket offerings that provide Cessna customers performance and safety enhancements by carrying Spidertracks and offering WAAS for the Corvalis and Corvalis TT.

Cessna Model 150 Marks 50th Anniversary at Oshkosh
Cessna Aircraft Company is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Model 150. To kick off the anniversary week, Cessna saluted Model 150 owners at a dedicated Cessna 150 fly-in to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh just prior to the start of this year’s AirVenture.

Cessna Brings New Configured Skyhawk to EAA
Cessna Aircraft Company has a new Skyhawk with the Crew/Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) training seat on display during AirVenture this week.

Cessna Launches Twitter Site for EAA AirVenture; Follow the Excitement of Oshkosh with Cessna’s Twitter Team
Cessna Aircraft Company announced it has launched a Twitter feed to share the experience of EAA AirVenture 2009 from the perspective of the Cessna team. Cessna will begin Tweeting on July 27 from Oshkosh under the name @fly_cessna (go to to follow the feed).