Cessna delivered the first production units of the TTx to customers following a ceremony at its facility in Independence, Kansas, last week.
According to the company, the TTx holds the distinction of being the world’s fastest commercially produced and certified fixed-gear single engine aircraft.
Brian Steele, business leader for the Cessna TTx, said: “Everything about it is fun, fast and sporty, while at the same time intuitive and comfortable. The G2000 avionics are so advanced and at the same time familiar. The interior appointments add a refined touch of class to the overall TTx experience.”
Cessna says that the all-composite the TTx’s leather-wrapped side-stick control and additional horsepower provide advanced pilots with speed and performance close to that of a jet. The speed comes with style, as the fit and finish of the TTx has been likened to detailing reminiscent of a luxury sports car interior.
Production line flow of the TTx was announced in April of 2012 at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida. The aircraft has a top speed of 235 ktas (270 miles per hour), 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 TTx is also the first aircraft to be equipped with the Garmin G2000 avionics system, which features a glass cockpit with dual 14.1 inch high definition displays and touch screen controls.
“Cessna has a versatile, reliable workhorse in the 208 and the world’s dominant flight trainer in the 172, so it is rewarding to see an aircraft as unique and distinctive as the TTx leave the
Cessna provides additional training for pilots in the TTx. Learn more at Cessna.com.