Production of Cessna Aircraft’s light sport aircraft, the Skycatcher, continues to increase, the company said.
The 50th Skycatcher is on its way to Yingling Aviation in Wichita from Shenyang, China, to be reassembled for delivery.
Cessna is on target to deliver 30 Skycatchers by the end of the year and more than 150 in 2011, it said.
“We are happy, not only with the increased pace of deliveries coming from Shenyang Aircraft Corp., but with the high level of quality of the aircraft,” Cessna chairman, CEO and president Jack Pelton said in a statement. “We are getting these aircraft into operations with individual owners and with flight schools.”
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Customer response has been excellent, Pelton said.
Cessna announced the $112,250 two-seat Skycatcher in 2007. The first delivery was made in December 2009.