2007-12-02 - SkyCatcher ChinaCessna 162 SkyCatcher wird in China gebaut
Neues Leichflugzeug mit Billigfertigung in China<br /> Cessna will partner with Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) to manufacture the new Model 162 SkyCatcher light sport aircraft (LSA).
SAC is a subsidiary of China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I), which is a government-owned consortium of aircraft manufacturers. The company made the announcement during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. "The LSA market demands the latest avionics, safety and reliability, light-weight equipment and a competitive price tag," said Cessna Chairman, President and CEO Jack J. Pelton. "Our solution is to partner with SAC, a company with excellent facilities, state-of-the-art technologies and a workforce highly experienced in aircraft manufacturing. SkyCatcher customers will get an advanced design, high-quality workmanship and world-class product support, all at an affordable price from Cessna, a brand known and trusted worldwide."
Cessna will design the aircraft and handle American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) compliance work, as well as provide on-site personnel to oversee manufacturing, quality assurance and technical design. SAC will be responsible for assembling the SkyCatcher.