March 6, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft announced the
Cessna TTx completed its first production flight
on Saturday, March 2. The single engine
composite aircraft departed from the Cessna
facility in Independence, Kan. and performed the
flight in and around southeast Kansas.
"The TTx performed exceptionally well," said
Brian Steele, business leader for the TTx. "In
the course of the flight, the pilot took the
aircraft to 17,000 feet, and achieved a speed of
213 kts. The TTx is a nimble, top of the line
airplane. It's the world's fastest fixed gear,
single engine piston aircraft in production -
pilots who like to go fast and go in style are
going to enjoy the TTx."
On March 29, 2011 Cessna unveiled several
improvements to the Cessna 400 at Sun 'n Fun,
designating the new variant the TTX. The
aircraft has not been selling well since the
late-2000s recession started, with 110 delivered
in 2008, the first year Cessna produced the
model, 41 in 2009 and just seven sold in 2010.