Aero-TV: Improving the Citation X – Cessnas Elliptical Winglets Update

April 15, 2011

Manager Gary Genge Discusses the Winglets Retrofit Update From its maiden flight in September of 2007, to its first retrofit in August of 2009, Cessna’s Citation X Elliptical Winglets update has made extraordinary progress in the past two years. After receiving their supplemental type certificates from the FAA and EASA for the installation in June, Cessna Aircraft Company announced the first delivery of the Citation X to be fitted with Elliptical Winglets. Though the first installation was carried out at the Wichita Cessna Service Center, plans are currently underway to expand the Elliptical Winglet installation to all nine Cessna Service Centers throughout the US and Europe. A collaborative effort with the Wichita-based Winglet Technology, the patented design optimizes lift distribution along the entirety of the Citation X wingspan. The resulting reduction in induced drag significantly improves the operational performance of the Citation X. The exceptional technology has increased takeoff weight and climb performance in hot or high departure locations; the Citation X can now climb to FL450 at maximum takeoff weight (increased to 1200 pounds), with a maximum cruise speed for altitudes above FL410 increased up to 15 knots. In addition, the Elliptical Winglet installation dramatically increases the aircraft efficiency, providing for a 4-5% reduction in fuel consumption and a maximum range increase of up to 150 nautical miles. Copyright 2009, Aero-News Network, Inc., All

funtyrone’s city rollcall volume 3 (update to so cal) and arizona

January 16, 2011

if you saw the last video, please don’t worry about that one, because it cuts off at a certain part, but thanks to dianablanton1984, we’ve got it settled! here are the cities i have covered, Los Angeles area: Los Angeles Lamarada West Covena Pasadena Santa Monica/newport beach Arcadia/fallbrook (san fernando valley) Santa Anna Kern County: green achres/bakersfield/shafter/taft/wasco/oildale Mojave desert: Lancaster/palmdale/rosemond/tehachapee inland empire: riverside/moreno valley/san bernardino/corona/lake arrowhead/idolwild/wildamar/timmecula Oceanside San Diego/El Cajun/Miramar Cochella valley: Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage/indio/indian Wells/yucka Valley High Desert: Victorville/Apple Valley/Barstow/Mountain Pass/Baker/Ludlo Arizona area: High Desert (arizona border): Lake Havasu City/parker/needles/bullhead City/kingman/Big River/Cal-Nev-Ari/Loflin, (nevada area) (also all apart of “historic route 66”) Arizona desert: phoenix/cave creek/mesa/goodyear/Camp Verde/Tollison/Scottsdale/Fountain Hills/Timpe/Sun City/Sun City West Arizona area 2: tucson/south tucson/moranna/vale/oracle arizona area 3: Flagstaff/sedona/prescott/cottonwood smaller arizona areas: Sierra Vista/Show Low/Bisbee/Claypool/safferd/Yuma (not including sonora, MX) next part, we go through New Mexico and Texas

US Sport Aviation Expo 2009: Cessna 162 SkyCatcher Update

June 24, 2010

“Kitplanes” Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook talks with Neal Willford, Cessna Aircraft’s project engineer on the 162 SkyCatcher. Neal was kind enough to share the inside scoop on the SkyCatcher’s journey to market.