The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded a type certificate for Cessna Aircraft Company’s 400 Corvalis TT (twin turbo) single-engine piston aircraft (formerly the Columbia 400), clearing the way for sales in Europe.
“This is a significant milestone for Cessna, opening a market that has been clamoring for a new, high-performance aircraft like the 400 Corvalis TT,” said John Doman, Cessna vice president for sales of propeller aircraft worldwide. “This aircraft is perfectly suited for Europe, both as a business aircraft with comfortable seating for four people and their luggage, and for personal use with a range of some 1,250 nautical miles (2,315 km), allowing fast, convenient trips to anywhere in Europe in a matter of hours.”
The 400 Corvalis TT claims a top speed of 235 knots (435 km/hr) and a service ceiling of 25,000 feet (6,620 m).
After purchasing Columbia Aircraft in December 2007, Cessna recently renamed the Cessna 400 and 350 as the 400 Corvalis TT and the 350 Corvalis.