Cessna's LSA get the go-ahead

PUBLISHED: 10:55 11 July 2007 | UPDATED: 13:49 10 October 2012

Cessna confirms it will put its Light Sport Aircraft into production

Cessna has announced it will put into production its neat little two-seat Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) and will unveil a full scale

mock-up at Oshkosh on 22 July.“After conducting

extensive market research, it is clear to us there is a great need for

this aircraft as we strive to drive down the cost of flying and

learning to fly,” said Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack J.

Pelton. “We believe this aircraft will make a major contribution to

stimulating new pilot starts and will encourage already-licenced pilots

to continue to fly because it will be more affordable.

“We have developed a business case that makes sense; we have

incorporated several innovative features into the design; and we

believe we can deliver the finest aircraft in the category, combined

with our extensive customer service, flight training and distribution

networks, at an attractive price.”Full details of the LSA programme will be announced during the Oshkosh show, and there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony

at Cessna's stand.

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