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Safety Highlights

The AOPA Air Safety Institute's Safety Highlights are type-specific aircraft reviews of the most popular airplanes in general aviation. Pilots will find information about safety records, technical details, and more.

Cessna Citation

The Cessna Citation jet series was initially created as a light jet for the business market. The first aircraft entered service in the early 1970s. Since its inception, the Citation jet has grown to become the largest business jet fleet, with more than 7,000 produced. With such a large market share and importance to general aviation, the Air Safety Institute saw value in undertaking a study of the legendary business jet series.

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Cessna 150/152

The Cessna 150/152 series remains one of history’s most successful two-seat airplane designs. More than 30 years after the last 152 left the factory, more than 12,000 remain registered in the U.S. While originally marketed for personal use, their simplicity, durability, handling qualities, and low operating costs have also made them hugely popular as training aircraft. This new report from the Air Safety Institute examines how their accident records differ by patterns of use (personal vs. instructional) and how they compare to those of other models of similar power and size.

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