Skycatcher bites the dust

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lookout
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Skycatcher bites the dust

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Its seems that Cessna 162 Skycatcher program is destined for the scrapheap.

Avweb is reporting that Cessna Ceo Scott Ernest told reporters that the 162 has "no future".

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So what now for the European GA sector if the worlds leading GA manufacturer cannot produce a training aircraft that meets EASAs exacting CS-LSA standards while being unable to compete against European manufactured uncertificated LSAs, designed to the FAAs simpler S-LSA standards, in the USA.

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Not surprised.They were crazy money for what they are. Much better alternative out there.

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Ditto on that, with it looking like the old 150, to me, I figured for the money they were asking it might be cheaper to refurbish a 150.....

On another note, what will they think of next

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ ... chuting-gv" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cant imaging vacating a luxurious Gulfstream, except in very, very extreme circumstances

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It was doomed the minute they decided to put a "gas guzzler" under the hood. The 912/914 series engine was the way to go. I'm afraid the Europeans are showing them how they should make it. (Just look at their cars, complete rubbish when compared to European cars).
The microlight/LSA types are the future, Cessna and others will have to follow suit if they want to design and build a successful aircraft. Just after returning from France where the Virus SW is flown at cruise at 150 knots easily, operate out of 300 metres and all on 80hp Rotax burning less than 10 Litres per hour.. available as mirolight or VLA. Price is considerable, but cheaper than cessna's proposed price for the skycatcher and its a much more superior and capable aircraft.

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jonkil wrote: (Just look at their cars, complete rubbish when compared to European cars).
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While we talk about aircraft here...this statement is so far from the truth...gas(petrol) here is still relatively cheap, hence large cars and engines are cheap to operate. If I was to comment on cars European cars are empty shells.

Happy Landings

PS SkyCatcher is old technology :shock:

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Did you ever hear such shit talk. Let the accident reports do the talking about old vs new technologies and not just the reports from Ireland but world wide.

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