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Cessna to assemble SkyCatcher in China
www.flightglobal.com ^ | 28/11/07 | Siva Govindasamy

Posted on 11/28/2007 9:27:15 AM PST by Freeport

Cessna has become the latest airframe manufacturer to tap into China's growing aircraft production expertise, with the US airframer picking AVIC I subsidiary Shenyang Aircraft to assemble its new Model 162 SkyCatcher light sport aircraft (LSA).

Under the terms of the agreement, Shenyang will be responsible for aircraft assembly and Cessna will provide on-site personnel to oversee manufacturing, quality assurance and technical design. Cessna will design the aircraft and handle American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) compliance work, and be responsible for sales, distribution, customer service and warranty administration.


(Excerpt) Read more at flightglobal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: aerospace; aviation; cessna; madeinchina; manufacturing; production; skycatcher
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So line up & get your lead painted Cessna in a hurry folks! /s

More jobs overseas... Good going Union! Yeah! /s

1 posted on 11/28/2007 9:27:16 AM PST by Freeport
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To: Freeport

Not to self...when flying on a Cessna, check the label to see where it was made.


2 posted on 11/28/2007 9:28:24 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Freeport

Cessna is now off my list. Too bad, I enjoyed flying their little toys.


3 posted on 11/28/2007 9:30:14 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Freeport

“So line up & get your lead painted Cessna in a hurry folks! /s”

Not the lead I would worry about. That will take a long time to kill you. I’d be more worried about the inferior metals, quality, and production processes. Something like a wing collapsing on final would be a real downer.


4 posted on 11/28/2007 9:31:34 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: Freeport

Planes built by slaves....Hmmm, let me think about that one.


5 posted on 11/28/2007 9:33:35 AM PST by central_va
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To: Freeport
Wonder how long they plan the nuts and bolts to last before failing?

6 posted on 11/28/2007 9:34:41 AM PST by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: Freeport

I thought it was already designed? They are taking deposits on it for delivery in 2009.


7 posted on 11/28/2007 9:35:02 AM PST by TopDog2 (OK, I am with Fred...)
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To: Freeport
And within 18 months the Great Wall of China Aircraft Company will release its "Long March" small aircraft...a craft which will bear a striking resemblance (down to the most minute technical detail) to this Cessna.

And it will have a list price that's one-third of the Cessna's.

Ask GM,Volkswagen and others.They'll tell ya.

8 posted on 11/28/2007 9:35:15 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: Freeport

How well will it fly with all of the extra lead?


9 posted on 11/28/2007 9:35:33 AM PST by Redcloak (This post certified 100% Hillary-free. um... Never mind.)
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To: Freeport

I’d rather a used 152, or a 150 Aerobat.


10 posted on 11/28/2007 9:38:10 AM PST by papasmurf (FRed Thompson...That's been your mantra, all along. You're just an anti-FRed gnat!)
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To: Freeport

If they expect to sell many at prices the average pilot can afford, they must do this...

Our high taxes, over-regulation, Inane Enviro regs, over-unionization, and most of all, UNLIMITED CIVIL LIABILITY have pushed many things offshore...

Remind me..
Which party is it that supports those platforms again?


11 posted on 11/28/2007 9:38:54 AM PST by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: driftdiver

“...Something like a wing collapsing on final would be a real downer....”

But you’d be on the ground faster. ;-)


12 posted on 11/28/2007 9:39:48 AM PST by NCC-1701 (PUT AN END TO ORGANIZED CRIME. ABOLISH THE I.R.S.)
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To: TopDog2
Yep, already designed and I think in flight test. This is just the manufacturing contract being let.
13 posted on 11/28/2007 9:39:51 AM PST by Freeport
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To: Freeport

14 posted on 11/28/2007 9:40:39 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Aeronaut

Suitable for the aviation ping list. Aviation & politics seem to have a rich mixed history.

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Why the smart money is on Duncan Hunter
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1926032/posts
Posted on 11/15/2007 3:43:17 AM PST by Kevmo


15 posted on 11/28/2007 9:41:38 AM PST by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: NCC-1701

“But you’d be on the ground faster. ;-)”

Its not the fall that kills ya, its that sudden stop at the bottom.


16 posted on 11/28/2007 9:41:50 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: tcrlaf
If they expect to sell many at prices the average pilot can afford, they must do this...

Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's a load of BS. There are quite a few aircraft manufactures on these shores designing and building aircraft for the new sport class and they seem to be able to compete just fine...

17 posted on 11/28/2007 9:42:41 AM PST by Freeport
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To: Freeport
... from Cessna, a brand known and trusted worldwide."

Not for long...

18 posted on 11/28/2007 9:43:06 AM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: Freeport

19 posted on 11/28/2007 9:43:23 AM PST by papasmurf (FRed Thompson...That's been your mantra, all along. You're just an anti-FRed gnat!)
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To: Freeport
It still will cost $119,500.

To hell with it.

By the way, do you know why general aviation airplanes are so expensive?

The #1 reason is....................................
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LITIGATION

20 posted on 11/28/2007 9:43:36 AM PST by SkyPilot
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