Cessna Delivers Second Mustang
A fix for the "minor" software glitch in the Cessna Citation Mustang's Garmin G1000 avionics suite was approved by the FAA on Friday, paving the way for deliveries to restart since the first entry-level jet was shipped to a customer on November 22. Late last week, the second customer Mustang was delivered into demo service, and this very airplane is on display this week at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Fla. According to Cessna Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Roger Whyte, "The production facility [in Independence, Kan.] is ramping up and further deliveries are planned for later this month. We are on track to deliver 40 Citation Mustangs this year." Meanwhile, the Mustang is making its international debut on Thursday at the biannual Aero Friedrichshafen general aviation trade show in Germany. Cessna expects to obtain European Aviation Safety Agency certification for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F-powered twinjet later this year in time for the first delivery in the region.