Cessna Aircraft officials report this week that they’ve seen a spike in piston aircraft sales over the past two months. They credit the increases to sales programs the company has put in place and to tax incentives that are set to expire at the end of the year.
That’s a positive development, officials said.
Through bonus depreciation, business-related aircraft acquisitions may qualify for accelerated depreciation under a provision in the federal stimulus package passed earlier this year.
Cessna also has extended two of its sales program through the end of the year.
One is a “Deal of the Decade” program that gives buyers a $10,000 fuel card and free synthetic vision technology for certain Corvalis models. A “Deposit Amplifier” program adds $30,000 to a deposit for a new Cessna 182 or T182 Skylane and a choice of one of three technology upgrades for the Garmin G1000 technology package.