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Textron Aviation Rolls Out First Production SkyCourier

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Textron Aviation rolled out the first production Cessna 408 SkyCourier for launch customer FedEx, the Wichita-based airframer announced today. This comes as the SkyCourier program's three test aircraft have logged more than 2,100 flight hours. FAA certification of the utility twin-turboprop is expected in the first half—approximately two years after the SkyCourier's first flight in May 2020. FedEx has a firm order for 50 SkyCouriers, with options for 50 more, and expects to take three… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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linbb
linbb 5
Great hope they have as much sucess as the 208 AC series.
21voyageur
Dan Chiasson 4
Looks like a pimped-up twin-otter.
chugheset
chugheset 1
My thoughts exactly!
flybd5juan
Juan Jimenez 2
I saw this bird at OSH AirVenture last year. It is an AWESOME little bird.
sledogpilot
Duane Mader 2
Our company just bought a new CJ3+ from Textron. Really a good experience, great people to work with and supports American jobs. Wichita calls itself the Air Capital, lots of history there.
bingobanner
Russ Brown 1
Hope the passenger version has a decent lavatory.
Viperguy46
Jesse Carroll 2
Did you notice it has a large cargo door. Should work fine below 10K ft...LOL
jake9505
Dj Jacobson 1
Is it even pressurized?
pascalarcad
Pascal Arcad 1
Am I the only one who sees a copy of a Twin-Otter? Configuration, engines, specs, etc.
21voyageur
Dan Chiasson 2
Hey buddy, stand in line. Had the same comment (+/-) 25 days ago! ;-{)

Cheers
pascalarcad
Pascal Arcad 1
OK Chief!
21voyageur
Dan Chiasson 1
hahaha! I wonder if it will have the same success as the "twotter"

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