Posts Tagged ‘Cessna diesel’

Cessna’s test 182 JT-A lands in field

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Cessna has confirmed its 182 JT-A powered by an SMA diesel engine landed in a field 30 miles west-northwest of Wichita Aug. 21. It is used for research and development of the diesel-powered 182. No details as yet but a local television station reported an engine failure. The pilot onboard was not injured and apparently was alone in the aircraft. Television news footage shows the aircraft intact amidst tall grass. The aircraft was on a certification flight. It was one of the steps needed to complete certification before deliveries can begin. Congratulations to the pilot for a great emergency landing.

Mystery Cessna plane not so mysterious

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

A Cessna 182 is sitting in the Cessna Aircraft exhibit space at Oshkosh, waiting for the Monday opening of EAA AirVenture 2012 and it is not all that mysterious. First of all, it says “Turbo” in bold black letters on the aircraft. So it is a turbo something. After that, experts in the installation of diesel engines say it is obviously an SMA¬† diesel engine that will now be offered in Cessna 182s. However, we won’t know for sure until the masking tape and paper masks come off Monday. So act surprised, OK?