Cessna Concept Light Sport Aircraft (162 SkyCatcher)

October 12, 2008

At Sun ‘N Fun, 2007, AVweb’s Glenn Pew spoke with Vice President of Cessna prop aircraft sales, John Doman, about recent changes to the Cessna Light Sport aircraft proof of concept aircraft — what would become the Cessna 162 Skycatcher

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25 Responses to “Cessna Concept Light Sport Aircraft (162 SkyCatcher)”

  1. b101aa2 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    made in china? awe …
    made in china? awe …… no…….. i will never even think about stepping foot in it. guaranteed quick death.

  2. emforty2 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    chinese baby …
    chinese baby formula anyone ??

  3. Bmants on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    ah ah ah um ah, how …
    ah ah ah um ah, how can you have so many ah when you are supposed to know what you are talking about.

  4. thiagocessna on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am


  5. thiagocessna on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am


  6. ConferenceGuy on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    There’s no way that …
    There’s no way that I will ever step foot into that Chinese made POS.

    Shame on Cessna.

  7. Bmants on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    ah ah ah aha ah, …
    ah ah ah aha ah, you should know your f…..k sales pitch by now dammit. AH AH AH

  8. mcfallows on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Flying Magazine …
    Flying Magazine posted a press release that stated Cessna would be building the skycatcher in China. They stated that the market really needs this airplane. Sure it does. All the other LSA builders do not use slave labor and that is why they all sell for around 100,000. Cessna plans on saving 75% by building in China. Are they going to pass that savings on to the customer? I don’t think so!!! I challenged Flying Magazine to call Bullshit on Cessna. Thus far no balls. Cessna owns Flying Mag.

  9. emforty2 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    well Chinese cars …
    well Chinese cars are coming to US sooner than most think… thanks to an American company for that for bringing them in…
    they will have an American Emblem/Nameplate on them though so most people might not even know…its DODGE !!!

  10. vikingwilliam on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Who designed the …
    Who designed the 162 a snake charmer? Curves everywhere? 110K for this plane, way too much! Just mass produce the 152
    and tell Continental they need to drop their price on the O200 50%, or go have the Germans build a new one with modern technology and superior engineering. Surely one of your manufacturing engineers can figure out how to use a robot to rivet the wing together in no time! Henry Ford did it, can’t you guys?

  11. vikingwilliam on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Ugly duckling, form …
    Ugly duckling, form fitting cowling looks like it might cause overheating of the engine. Why not continue making the 152, much, much better looking aircraft!The 152 has clean lines with a dignified look with beautiful tail feathers, truly a beautiful aircraft.

  12. GeneralSirDouglasMcA on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Is the Cessna 162 …
    Is the Cessna 162 an actual light sport aircraft? I figured it was just a Cessna 152 with a different look and a different name…

    Speakin’ of which, Cessna should have continued to build 152’s when they came off their hiatus.

  13. uploader1010 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    krellLab r u crazy? …
    krellLab r u crazy??!! the only difference is that china is cheaper to build it!!!!!! thats why it costs 110k if they were gonna make it in the us it would cost over 180k. do some research after u say something!

  14. miniheli on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Its such a nice …
    Its such a nice aircraft, the looks reminds of the Cessna 152. I wished they still kept the traditional yoke control instead of that stick.

    Maid in china? Well whats the big deal, give them a chance.

  15. KrellLab on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    There’s a reason …
    There’s a reason CHINA doesn’t sell cars in the U.S. It has nothing to do with cost and everything to do with safety. If they can’t build a safe car what makes you think they can build a safe plane. Not gonna buy, not gonna fly, lost all interest.

  16. scupking on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    110k no thanks. You …
    110k no thanks. You can get a used 172 for under 40k. I will probably get the KitFox with the 912, that’s only 25k.

  17. windogmassey1 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Amen to the yoke!
    Amen to the yoke!

  18. emforty2 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    man your funny!

    man your funny!

    yes..they will make this in China using
    tools mainly from Harbor Freight!! LOL…

    Im afraid Sears Craftsman hand tools are next! all their power tools are now from China

    Dang!! even the American flag that we wave at July 4th parades are Made in China..

    sad sad sad!!!

  19. emforty2 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    everyboy is saying …
    everyboy is saying cessna will save money so they can make it affordable? not true!!

    look 85% of ALL other light plane manuf. still make them in USA and their price is lower than CESSNA with US Labor.
    also REMOS G3 a GERMAN MADE aircraft and better specs in my opinion sells the same price as the skycather how come?

    Will the CEO/CFO of Cesnna buy a Chevy Corvette made in china or a Harley Davidson Made in China?

  20. bodybager on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Let me get this …
    Let me get this straight… They’re going to overcome problems with product liability by sourcing from the country with the worst track record for producing dangerous and failure-prone products?

    Is it just me, or does this sound like it was dreamed up by a severely retarded manager who traded his last shred of common sense for an MBA?

    Let me propose some alternate names:
    Cessna Groundcatcher
    Cessna Shadowcatcher
    Cessna Liabilitycatcher
    Cessna Skycasket
    Spirit of Harbor Freight

  21. a07002 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Strange that there …
    Strange that there are no shots of this turkey actually flying, isn’t it?

  22. isbrandho on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    The $100+ price tag …
    The $100+ price tag is mostly due to the liability insurance bills which Cessna has to foot in order to protect the company. Remember the Hudson River and Three Mile Island? Yes, countries will make mistakes (and inevitably affecting people’s lifes). Give China a chance to fix what Mao and has messed up the last 40 odd years.

  23. Honechky on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Isbrandho,since you …
    Isbrandho,since you live in China may think this is a good idea. I hate to tell you the cost of the airpalne is est. to be over $100,000 us dollars. If that what you call keeping down the cost we don’t see eye to eye. If the plane was made in Europe that be a different matter. We had so many goods this past year enter the USA with lead paint,et. We had dog food that killed our dogs, tooth paste tthat was bad. Yes, we even have human rights here, strange thing isn’t.

  24. freddytuber on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Why use this old …
    Why use this old junk engine technology and why use a stick between the legs that hinders getting in and out, a yoke would be better!
    Use a light Gemini 100 Diesel with a turbo!

    This think has failure written all over it!

    I do like the metal, 2 door, 2 seat, high wing design, but the old stick and the old engine design give it the thumbs down, sorry.

  25. isbrandho on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Most of the …
    Most of the comments are either inaccurate or biased. SAC and, to that effect, XAC manufacture quality parts for Boeing and Airbus. 100% of the tail rudders for 737’s, for example, are manufactured at XAC. It’s excellent that Cessna’s Aniello decided to contract SAC so that this LSA can remain affordable. So, rather than throw eggs at Aniello, you should thank him for keeping LSAs low cost for folks like yourself.

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