Cessna Aircraft Company announced it promoted David Brant to become senior vice president, Product Engineering. Brantís responsibilities will include new aircraft creation, development, design, interiors, flight test and certification, plus product improvements for all aircraft in production and in service. Brant will report to Cessnaís President and CEO Jack J. Pelton and serve as a member of Cessnaís Senior Leadership Team.
Brant originally joined Cessna in 1974 and served in various engineering capacities until 1980. He rejoined Cessna in 2001 as director of airworthiness, Engineering Flight Test and Product Safety. In between, Brant was at Galaxy Aerospace. He has also held positions at Learjet and Piper Aircraft. Brant holds an ATP and multi-engine certificates. He is type rated in the Citation 500/525S and has over 2,700 hours of experience.