An interview on AvWeb with Cessna CEO Jack Pelton revealed a few new tidbits about their NGP (Next Generation Plane).
First, they are considering use of composites, but have not made a decision. I have predicted all along (beginning in 2002) a composite fuselage with aluminum feathers, and am sticking with that.
Second, the airplane is meant to be a “family” and will have at least 3 versions including perhaps a lighter version. That would bump pretty hard into 182 territory if you ask me. The CSTARS can’t be happy about that news getting out so early.
Anyone know if 206 sales have been hurt by the NGP already?