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Cessna's TTx all-composite aircraft certified in Brazil

News International-French

26 Dec 2013

The company, a Textron company, has received type certification of the all-composite TTx aircraft in Brazil from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil. Deliveries of the world’s fastest certified single-engine fixed-gear aircraft to customers in Brazil commenced in November at Cessna’s facility in Independence, Kansas.

The TTx gained U.S. type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June this year, followed by strong deliveries both stateside and internationally. The high-performance aircraft is designed for advanced pilots, has a class-leading maximum cruise speed of 235 knots and is the first piston aircraft to be equipped with the all-glass, touch-screen Garmin G2000 IntrinzicTM Flight Deck.

The TTx has an operating ceiling of 25,000 feet and an optional Flight into Known Icing (FIKI) system, enabling pilots to file flight plans allowing for varying weather conditions. The twin turbochared TSIO-550-C six-cylinder engine from Continental Motors provides 310 horsepower. The TTx has a range of 1,250 nautical miles, capable of nonstop flight on routes such as Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires and Miami-New York.

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