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News: Second Cessna SkyCourier 408 Joins Test Fleet

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  1. Second Cessna SkyCourier 408 Makes First Flight
    The second unit in the flight test fleet of the Cessna SkyCourier 408 model made its first flight recently. P1 is the name of the second unit to hit the skies and this one is actually configured as a cargo/freighter model as can be seen by the large cargo door at the back. The first flight test article had its maiden flight in May. As for the second article, P1, this will be utilized for systems testing -propulsion, environmental, and avionics-.
  2. The registration of the second unit is N408FR. "Since the debut flight for the prototype aircraft, the team has rapidly moved through testing and has accomplished its goals of initial envelope expansion and handling, including stalls. When you consider they have achieved all these milestones despite the many disruptions caused by a global pandemic, it’s quite remarkable. The Cessna SkyCourier program is heading through the second half of 2020 with a great deal of momentum”, said Chris Hearne, senior vice president, Engineering & Programs. The Cessna SkyCourier 408 will be offered in various configurations including a 6,000-pound payload capable freighter and a 19-seat passenger version, all based on the common platform.

    For more information:

    Cessna Aircraft Company
    1 Cessna Blvd.
    Wichita, KS 67215
    www.cessna.com

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