FAA Certification For Cessna SkyCourier The United States based Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has now officially certified the new Cessna SkyCourier. The certification comes less than two years after the 408 SkyCourier took its first flight. Three testbed aircraft were used in the flight test and certification campaign and that testing period saw some 2,100 flight test hours accumulated. "Our clean-sheet design brings to this segment what customers said they need: the ability to load, fly, unload and repeat with low operating costs and maximum cabin flexibility, and efficiency," said Textron Aviation president and CEO Ron Draper. "We expect the SkyCourier to be a workhorse of the fleet for FedEx and many other customers around the globe for decades to come."