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16/08/2007
Cessna announces SkyCatcher orders for $ 75 million

Cessna Aircraft Company,  announced today that orders for its newly announced SkyCatcher light sport aircraft (LSA) reached 720, totaling more than $75 Million, only two weeks after its official launch at the Experimental Aircraft Associations annual meeting, AirVenture 2007.
Cessna originally announced it was studying an LSA entry at the 2006 AirVenture in Oshkosh, unveiling a proof-of-concept aircraft to gauge market response. The final plane was announced on July 22, 2007 with the name of SkyCatcher.
The SkyCatcher features an exclusive Garmin glass cockpit - the G300 - and a Teledyne Continental O-200D 100-horsepower engine designed specifically for light sport aircraft.


The aircraft specs are:


Dimensions:
Length: 6.95 m
Height: 2.53 m
Span: 9.14 m


Weights:
Maximun Gross: 598.7 Kg
Standard Empty: 376.5 Kg
Max. Useful Load: 222.3 Kg


Performaces:
Service Ceiling: 4724 m
Cruise Speed: 207 Km/h
Maximun Speed: 219 Km/h
Endurance: 3.4 Hs.
Range: 390 nm



Source: Cessna





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