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Cessna SkyCourier receives FAA type certification

Cessna announced Monday that the 408 SkyCourier twin-engine turboprop had received type certification by the FAA. The first prototype rolled of the factory floor almost 2 years ago, since then 2 more have been built… ( More...

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srobak 1
cool stuff
David Beattie 2
I love this plane. Long list replacement for the Twin Otter but bigger and faster.
Juan Jimenez 2
And it's not a Caravan on steroid. This airplane will be a major success.
William Robertson 2
I wonder why this came so quickly compared to the Denali? The complexity maybe...
David Beattie 1
Denali had to wait for the newly developed GE engine I believe.
Peter Fuller 4
Sky Courier uses the long-produced Pratt & Whitney PT6A engines, while Denali is first application of the new GE Catalyst engine: apparently test and certification of the Catalyst added time to Denali development. Also, Sky Courier, being unpressurized and with fixed gear, is a less complex airframe than Denali.
Chris B 10
One of those aircraft that will "fly under the radar" for most people, but be an incredibly useful tool for Couriers, small regional remote area airlines, and Military. Its going to be around for decades,
Joe Daskalakis 2


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