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Cessna Aircraft Company is a general aviation aircraft manufacturer based in Wichita, Kansas, USA. The company was founded in 1927 by Clyde Cessna, a farmer and aviation enthusiast, and his brother, Roy. Here is a brief history of Cessna Aircraft:
1920s: In 1927, Clyde Cessna and his brother Roy established the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas, to build and sell their own line of aircraft. The first Cessna aircraft, the Cessna Comet, was a single-engine, high-wing monoplane designed for private use.
1930s: In the 1930s, Cessna developed a range of new models, including the Cessna Airmaster and Cessna T-50 Bobcat. These models were popular with private pilots and commercial operators, including regional airlines and military forces.
1940s: During World War II, Cessna shifted its focus to military production, building a range of aircraft for the U.S. Army Air Forces, including the Cessna AT-17 Bobcat, Cessna UC-78 Bobcat, and Cessna CG-4A glider.
1950s: In the 1950s, Cessna returned to civilian production, introducing a range of new models, including the Cessna 170 and Cessna 310. The company also expanded into the business jet market with the Cessna Citation series.
1960s: In the 1960s, Cessna continued to expand its range of aircraft, introducing the Cessna 150 and Cessna 172, which became two of the most popular aircraft models in history. The company also introduced the Cessna 177 and Cessna 210.
1970s: During the 1970s, Cessna faced a challenging economic environment and shifted its focus to business jets, introducing the Cessna Citation II and Cessna Citation III. The company also introduced the Cessna 152 and Cessna 172RG.
1980s: In the 1980s, Cessna faced declining sales and production, due to economic factors and increased competition. The company suspended production of many of its aircraft models, including the Cessna 210, and focused on its business jet line.
1990s: In the 1990s, Cessna introduced several new models, including the Cessna Citation X, which became the fastest civilian aircraft in the world. The company also introduced the Cessna Caravan and Cessna Grand Caravan, two popular models in the single-engine turboprop market.
2000s: In the 2000s, Cessna continued to expand its business jet line, introducing the Cessna Citation Mustang, Cessna Citation Sovereign, and Cessna Citation XLS. The company also introduced the Cessna 162 Skycatcher, a light sport aircraft designed for the training market.
2010s: In the 2010s, Cessna introduced several new models, including the Cessna Citation Latitude, Cessna Citation Longitude, and Cessna Citation M2. The company also suspended production of the Cessna 162 Skycatcher.
Today, Cessna is part of Textron Aviation, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., and continues to produce a range of business jets and turboprops, as well as single-engine piston aircraft such as the Cessna 172 and Cessna 182.
May 9th, 2023
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