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First production Cessna SkyCatcher from China in Wichita

The first production Cessna 162 SkyCatcher has arrived from Shenyang, China, and is now at the Cessna factory.

There, the plane is being reassembled and modified to incorporate design changes to the tail. The changes were the result of flight testing, specifically from the spin-testing tests following the crash of two test aircraft.

The second SkyCatcher will be shipped to Yingling Aviation in Wichita for reassembly. The first 10 aircraft will need to be modified before they’re delivered to customers. Then, the changes will have been made into the production line in China.