Some of the people waiting for their new Cessna Skycatcher may
finally be about to put airplanes in their hangars. Cessna said
Thursday it is set to accelerate customer deliveries of the new 162
Skycatcher light sport aircraft.
Cessna delivered its first new Skycatcher at the end of 2009 and
is notifying customers that, while aircraft modifications have
delayed initial deliveries, Cessna and production partner Shenyang
Aircraft Corp in China are working together to ramp up deliveries
through the rest of 2010. Another group of Skycatchers is being
readied in Wichita now for delivery to customers in coming
Cessna continues to work with European authorities to gain
approval for the LSA certification process that will allow the
company to begin deliveries to European customers. Currently, a
total of 12 countries around the world recognize ASTM standards for
the new LSA class.