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News: Cessna Unveil Sky Courier 408

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  1. Sky Courier 408 Unveiled By Cessna
    A few days ago Textron Aviation brand Cessna unveiled a new product to the world, the Cessna Sky Courier 408. Deliveries start in 2020 with the launch customer FedEx. Yes, that's right, the plane is mainly a cargo carrier but it should be pretty easy to convert one of these to a VIP role. FedEx ordered 100 of the type with 50 straight up and purchase rights to another 50 to exercise if needed. The thing with this new aircraft is that it can be used to haul cargo of up to 6,000 lbs or it can be used to carry passengers.
  2. The passenger variant will be set up to carry up to 19 passengers. There is 900 nautical mile range using her pair of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65SCI, engines rated at around 1,100 horse power each. The turbo prop in passenger configuration will carry 19 and have an aft door for passenger entry and exit. Two crew doors are available for the crew. Large windows in the cabin will be handy to keeping the passenger space well lit naturally and provide good views out. As the cargo variant, the new Sky Courier will have a configuration allowing 3 LD3 shipping containers to be loaded. A configuration allowing 3 LD3 shipping containers to be loaded. There will be a large 87'' X 69''cargo door with low doorsill height for easier loading and offloading. A cargo roller system will be embedded in the floor to make cargo positioning easier as well.

    For more information:

    Cessna Aircraft Company
    1 Cessna Blvd.
    Wichita, KS 67215
    www.cessna.com



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