Cessna Aircraft Co. (Wichita, Kan., USA), a Textron Inc. company, reported on Dec. 5 that it has received type certification for the all-composite TTx aircraft in Brazil from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil. Deliveries of the world’s fastest certified single-engine fixed-gear aircraft to customers in Brazil commenced in November at Cessna’s facility in Independence, Kan.
The TTx gained U.S. type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June 2013, followed by strong deliveries both stateside and internationally. The high-performance aircraft is designed for advanced pilots, has a class-leading maximum cruise speed of 235 knots and is the first piston aircraft to be equipped with the all-glass, touch-screen Garmin G2000 Intrinzic Flight Deck.
Jodi Noah, Cessna senior vice president for Single Engine/Propeller Aircraft, says: “The TTx is a testament to the innovation and commitment of the Cessna team responsible for delivering this exceptional aircraft to the market. International deliveries have already begun, and with this type certification awarded, the TTx will continue to be the standout choice for advanced pilots who demand luxury, progressive technology and jet-like performance.”
The TTx has an operating ceiling of 25,000 ft/7,620m and an optional Flight into Known Icing (FIKI) system, enabling pilots to file flight plans allowing for varying weather conditions. The twin turbochared TSIO-550-C six-cylinder engine from Continental Motors provides 310 horsepower. The TTx has a range of 1,250 nautical miles, capable of nonstop flight on routes such as Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires and Miami-New York.