Ilkka Mäkelä

Textronin uusi 2-moottorinen Cessna SkyCourier FAA:n sertifioima

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Textron/Cessna on julkaissut uuden sukupolven hyötykäyttökoneen, kahdella PT6-moottorilla varustetun alumiinirakenteisen ylätasoisen SkyCourier 408:n, joka voi tulla markkinoille jo v. 2020. Julkaisua ryydittää FedExin 50 koneen tilaus 50 koneen optioilla. Koneesta on tarkoitus tehdä sekä rahti- että matkustajaversio joko kolmelle LD3-rahtikontille tai vastaavasti 19 matkustajalle.

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Textron Aviation took the wraps off a new utility twin aircraft that will become the largest in its growing in-production turboprop lineup. At the same time, the manufacturer announced its first customer, FedEx Express, with an order for up to 100 in hand. A long-time customer of Textron Aviation’s Cessna Caravan, FedEx yesterday formally signed a contract for 50 cargo variants of the new Cessna SkyCourier 408 and options for up to 50 more. Including options, the order carries a potential value of up to $550 million, based on the $5.5 million list price.

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The aircraft will be equipped with proven components already in production, such as the -65 variant of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6A turboprop engines and Garmin G1000 avionics, and will be built from traditional aluminum materials. “We tried to keep the airplane remarkably simple so it has the highest possible dispatch reliability construction,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, engineering for Textron Aviation.

Thress said the innovation surrounding the design involves its ability to accommodate heavy cargo demands. Key features include a large, 87-inch cargo door and a flat floor; a nearly 70-inch almost “square” tall and wide cabin that can accommodate up to three LD3 shipping containers; and a maximum payload of 6,000 pounds. In addition, the aircraft will be designed for single-point pressure refueling to speed turnaround time.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2017-11-28/textron-launches-cessna-skycourier-100-plane-deal

Textronin omassa tiedotteessa on käytännössä samat asiat:

http://txtav.com/en/newsroom/2017/11/textron-aviation-unveils-new-large-utility-turboprop-the-cessna-skycourier

Tätä 6-20-paikkaisten koneiden sukupolvenvaihdosasiaa alettiin miettiä tällä foorumilla jo v. 2005. Se, onko SkyCourier vastaus kaikkiin silloisiin kysymyksiin, riippunee siitä, millaiset STOL-ominaisuudet konetyypillä tulee olemaan. Eiköhän tuokin selvine piakkoin.

https://www.flightforum.fi/topic/4908-koska-sukupolvenvaihdos-6-20-paikkaisten-koneiden-kerhossa/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessna_SkyCourier

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Cessna SkyCourierin kehittely etenee. Ensimmäiset moottoritestit maassa on tehty, ja pikkuhiljaa lähestytään ensilentoa.

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Textron Aviation Inc. announced it has successfully completed initial ground engine tests on the prototype Cessna SkyCourier twin utility turboprop featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65SC engines. These ground engine tests verified the functionality of the fuel system and engines, as well as the interface with the avionics and electrical systems.

“The successful engine run tests are a pivotal step toward proving the maturity of the aircraft and its systems as we prepare for the first flight,” said Chris Hearne, senior vice president, Programs and Engineering. “We continue to meet each important milestone in our development schedule, and we look forward to having an outstanding aircraft for our customers.”

The Cessna SkyCourier program continues to advance with assembly of the prototype and additional five flight and ground test articles.

https://www.aviation24.be/manufacturers/cessna/cessna-skycourier-takes-next-step-toward-first-flight-with-ground-engine-tests/

https://cessna.txtav.com/en/turboprop/skycourier

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Cessna SkyCourier on saanut FAA:n tyyppisertifikaatin. Ensimmäinen asiakastoimitus FedEx Expressille tapahtuu piakkoin.

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The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified Textron’s newest twin-engine turboprop, the Cessna SkyCourier. The new turboprop can now enter commercial service in the United States.  

The manufacturer says the first SkyCourier will “soon” enter service with launch customer FedEx Express. However, Textron did not disclose the aircraft's exact delivery date. 

https://www.aerotime.aero/articles/30473-us-faa-certifies-cessna-skycourier

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2022-03-14/cessna-skycourier-receives-faa-type-certification

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Ensimmäinen SkyCourier on nyt luovutettu FedExille. FedExin tilauksessa on 49 vielä toimittamatta.

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Textron Aviation has delivered the first of its Cessna SkyCouriers to launch customer FedEx Express. The utility aircraft handed over today represents the lead ship in a 50-unit order from FedEx, which also has options for 50 more.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2022-05-09/textron-aviation-delivers-first-skycourier

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Meksikolainen regional-yhtiö Aerus on tilannut kaksi 19-paikkaista SkyCourierin matkustajaversiota. Aerus on tilannut myös 4 Cessna 208 Caravania.

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Startup regional airline Aerus has ordered two Cessna 408 SkyCourier twin turboprops in what is Textron Aviation’s first publicly announced order for the OEM’s newest clean-sheet aircraft in a 19-passenger configuration. Along with the SkyCouriers, Aerus of Mexico has also ordered four Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprop singles, three of which have already been delivered.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2022-12-27/textron-announces-first-airline-order-skycourier

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Ensimmäinen kaupallinen SkyCourier-rahtilento FedExin Cessna 408F:lla on tapahtunut. Konetta operoi FedExille Mountain Air Cargo.

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Mountain Air Cargo (MTN, Kinston) became the world's first active operator of the Cessna 408F Sky Courier on January 3, 2023, when it deployed the type into service under a CMI agreement with FedEx in Florida.

Even though N408FE (msn 408-0003) was delivered to the regional cargo specialist in May 2022, it was thus far used for proving and training flights

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/123251-uss-mountain-air-cargo-begins-cessna-408f-flight-operations

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