Tue, Nov 04, 2008
Upstart Provider Comes Out Swinging With Centurion Upgrade
One of the more significant announcements to come from this
week's AOPA Expo won't come from aerospace giants Cessna or
Cirrus... but from the comparatively diminutive Crownair Companies,
a new aviation maintenance and avionics provider in the Southwest
The company tells ANN it will display its first Crownair
"Centurion Edition" Cessna T210 during the upcoming show in San
Jose, CA, November 6 through 8. The package is aimed at breathing
new life into the popular, though aging, fleet of Cessna 210s.
From spinner to tail cone, the upgraded 1977 aircraft (shown
below) features all new and state-of-the-art amenities including a
glass cockpit with Electronic Flight Instrument System, new classic
blue paint scheme, RAM engine, tinted glass, wingtips with
recognition lights, Super Quiet cabin soundproofing and gray
leather seats with sheepskin inserts.
The Crownair "Centurion Edition" T210 will compete with new
manufactured aircraft by offering more payload, faster speeds and
more range. The Centurion was in production from 1957 to 1985 and
approximately 9,240 were manufactured.
"Centurion owners and pilots own a piece of history, but that
doesn’t mean the plane shouldn’t have modern technology
and comforts. The Crownair "Centurion Edition" is the first all
glass cockpit in a Centurion T210 in the world," says Grant Murray,
owner of Crownair. "We understand the dedicated owners and
enthusiasts who fly Centurions, and our goal is to make their
flying experience first class."
Crownair was formed this year in San Diego, CA. Production on
the Crownair "Centurion Edition" T210 will be done on an as-ordered
basis and takes approximately two to three months.
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