Cessna Announces New Seating Configuration for Skyhawk

Cessna Aircraft Company has announced the option to order a new Skyhawk with the Crew/Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) training seat. A Skyhawk with the CRM configuration is on display at Cessna’s exhibit at the Sun ’n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Fla.

The CRM training seat is a single, forward facing seat positioned aft and center of the pilot and co-pilot seats. “This new seat configuration option for the Skyhawk was designed with airline training schools and university flight programs in mind,” said John Doman, vice president of Worldwide Propeller Aircraft Sales. “Moving the second student forward and to the center of the aircraft increases his or her visibility of the flight deck and allows the student to be more involved in the flight as a crew member versus a passenger.”

Additional benefits to the CRM training seat are a 27-pound useful payload increase, expanded utility category envelope and possible lower insurance costs. The Skyhawk has become the best-selling, most-flown airplane in the world with more than 43,000 delivered.

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Cessna Receives FAA Certification for Garmin G1000 Synthetic Vision Technology

It was announced thaat Cessna Aircraft Company has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) for all G1000-equipped 172 Skyhawks, 182 Skylanes, 206 Stationairs and the Caravan product line.

According to Cessna, the Garmin G1000 SVT gives the pilot a 3D graphical representation of the surrounding terrain and displays the aircraft’s position in an enhanced topographical database. Garmin’s SVT also includes other features such as 3D depiction of obstacle identification, traffic, flight path marker, zero pitch line, runway information and airport signs.

“Adding SVT to the cockpit is an exciting feature that gives the pilot more information to enhance decision making during flight,” said John Doman, Cessna’s vice president, worldwide propeller aircraft sales. “This brings an entirely new level of situational awareness into the cockpit that will absolutely enhance safe operation of the aircraft.”

In most cases, SVT capability will be available for retrofit to earlier production G1000-equipped Cessnas. Cessna expects FAA certification for SVT on the Citation Mustang, 350 Corvalis and 400 Corvalis TT in the coming weeks.
Application for European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation has been submitted and is expected in the coming months.

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