Cessna Launches Corvalis TTX at Sun ’n Fun Fly-In

LAKELAND, Fla., March 29, 2011 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its new Corvalis TTX high-performance single-engine piston today at the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Fla.

The Corvalis TTX features new standard and optional equipment, all-new interior and paint scheme options, and the Intrinzic™ flight deck powered by the Garmin G2000.

Intrinzic is a Cessna-designed cockpit that incorporates the latest developments in human factors engineering, ergonomics and user experience to create environments that make flying simpler and more pleasurable.

“We’ve taken an airplane with incredible performance and made flying it even more natural and instinctive with Intrinzic,” said Jack J. Pelton, Cessna chairman, president and CEO. “At the heart of the new Cessna TTX is the first touch-screen-controlled glass flight deck ever designed for a piston aircraft. The G2000 represents a new generation in advanced avionics — simplified, organized, intuitive. This interface is so advanced, it’s the same as what you’ll find in the upcoming Cessna Citation Ten business jet.”

The Intrinzic’s G2000 avionics suite is centered on two 14-inch wide aspect ratio, high-resolution LED displays and an infrared, touch-screen controller. The touch-screen controller reacts to changes in an infrared grid rather than traditional surface resistance sensors for better response under a variety of conditions. The Garmin GTC 570 controller allows multi-function display page navigation as well as audio and environmental control.

The MFD, with 1280/800 screen resolution, can be split into two displays to ease pilot workload, for instance displaying maps and approach plates during landing.

Standard features include a remote mounted digital audio panel with improved squelch and noise immunity, dual AHRS, a GFC 700 auto flight control system, Garmin’s GTS800 traffic system, Garmin’s GTX 33ES transponder with provisions for ADS-B In and Out capability, and Garmin’s Electronic Stability Protection to help a pilot maintain stable flight and help prevent the onset of stalls, spins, overspeeds and more.

The Corvalis TTX also features the L-3 Trilogy glass panel standby instrument system making it the first Cessna piston with no analog instruments. A standard pulse oximeter is available to monitor pilot blood-oxygen levels, displaying the readings on the MFD.

Two options include Garmin’s GSR56 Iridium satellite datalink for worldwide weather and voice/text capability (subscription required), and the Avidyne TWX670 lightning detection system.

Interior appointments are also enhanced with the Corvalis TTX with four new interior schemes – Stealth, Tranquility, Classic and Twilight – featuring Citation-grade leather. Responding to customer input, the Corvalis TTX is approved for operation with the rear seats removed for more carrying capacity.
Cessna is offering two new exterior paint designs and will feature a DuPont Clearcoat application. All exterior designs are painted – no decals.

 The TTX retains the Corvalis’ title as world’s fastest fixed-gear single-engine piston aircraft, capable of a maximum cruise speed of 235 knots (435 km/h). The four-seat composite aircraft has a range of 1,250 nm (2,315 km) and is powered by a Continental TSIO-550-C six-cylinder, fuel-injected, twin turbocharged engine with dual intercoolers. New for the TTX will be a five-year parts and labor warranty on the engine.

Cessna will begin delivery of the Corvalis TTX in 2012.

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