December 6, 2013
By Jim Moore
The Cessna TTx, certified in June by the FAA, has now been awarded a type certificate by aviation authorities in Brazil, and deliveries to that South American nation have begun.
Cessna Aircraft Co. announced the latest type certificate Dec. 5, reporting “strong deliveries” in the U.S. and elsewhere since the FAA type certificate was granted in June. The sophisticated piston single is capable of a 235-knot cruise, the fastest single-engine fixed-gear aircraft in the world, the company noted.
Priced at $734,000, excluding optional known icing protection ($49,500), the TTx has a range of up to 1,250 nm. It offers comfortable seating, sidestick control, and a cockpit with a fighter aircraft feel built around a Garmin G2000 glass panel. AOPA Pilot put the TTx through its paces in 2012. The first customer took delivery in June.
“International deliveries have already begun, and with this type certification awarded, the TTx will continue to be the standout choice for advanced pilots who demand luxury, progressive technology and jet-like performance,” said Jodi Noah, Cessna senior vice president for single engine propeller aircraft, in a news release.
A company spokesman did not immediately respond to an email requesting more detailed sales and delivery numbers.
AOPA Online Associate Editor Jim Moore joined AOPA in 2011 and is an instrument-rated private pilot who enjoys competition aerobatics.
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