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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