Category Archives: Cessna

Self-Flying Cessna Plane Could Be the Future of Cargo Carriers

In February 2021, a self-flying Cessna completed a fully automated gate-to-gate flight at an airport in Concord, California, just outside San Francisco. While there was a pilot inside the utility aircraft, he didn't touch even a single control and only watched over the systems and talked with the air traffic controller.  Start-up company Xwing has retrofitted a Cessna Grand Caravan 208B with a program that allows it to fly autonomously, with a remote operator monitoring the flight and only taking control if needed.  During the flight test, Xwing's control center closely watched critical data, ranging from the plane's altitude, speed, location, ...

All About Cessna 182: Its History and How it Holds Up Today

In 1956, Cessna Aircraft Company introduced  Cessna 182, a 1,202 kg four-seat light aircraft with a fixed landing gear that was popular among Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Over the years, it has been modified and improved to accommodate more passengers and to cover longer distances.  Related article: The History of Cessna Newer models are also faster, can carry more weight, and are equipped with a rear window. A year later, the company launched its higher-end version called Skylane equipped with wheel pants, standard radios, and full paint instead of the bare aluminum body of the previous model.  At a quick glance, Skylane and ...

All-electric Cessna took its first flight as the largest zero-emission aircraft in the world

The latest milestone for aviation: the largest all-electric plane conquered the skies. A Cessna Grand Caravan was modified and turned into the world’s largest electric-powered aircraft, bringing hope to a greener future of air travel. The Cessna is a utility aircraft with a wingspan of 16 meters. The feat was achieved through the joint efforts of AeroTEC and MagniX. Originally a 14-seater turboprop aircraft, the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan was fitted with a 750-horsepower (540kW) magni500 propulsion system that powered it through its first flight. It was “flawless,” according to MagniX chief Roei Ganzarski. The “eCaravan” as they call it, ...

Russian Jets Have a Hard Time Getting to Western Markets because of Gov’t Rules

Every industry has their own set of rules. These rules ensure profitability and ethical business practices among peers. To help keep these rules steadfast and relevant, there are government agencies that help regulate the movements of these industries and monitor how the players are complying. Unfortunately, while these rules keep the industry standard practices at its finest, it can also hinder business growth if these rules are not aligned together. Such is the case for the entry of the Russian aircrafts MC-21 and the modified SSJ100 jetliners. Recent reports said that there are incongruence in the airworthiness standards between Russia ...

Learning the curves with Cessna

Cessna airplanes have been a consistent favorite among new pilots and students from the aviation academies. You ask why? They have the ideal weight, speed, and functionality for students and new pilots in the industry. If you are one of them, read on to find out more about your most loved training plane. Here’s a compilation the top five Cessna planes that are very popular among newbie pilots:   Cessna 172 First flown in 1955, this single-engine, four-seater aircraft is known as one of the best training planes because it is light weight and forgiving to few errors, particularly the 172F. ...

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