December 2007 Issue
Cessna’s World Airplane: A DieseL Skyhawk
Jet for the masses...
Now that Cessna has announced that it too will offer the Thielert diesel in the ever-popular Skyhawk, we’re moved to wonder if Diamond was too early and Cessna’s late to the game. We may never know, but Cessna clearly has one advantage: The diesel Skyhawk will have the new-and-improved Centurion 2.0, not the first-gen 1.7. If the 2.0 corrects the 1.7’s nagging maintenance issues, the Skyhawk may be positioned to (again) become an airplane for the global market.
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