Avionics hold back trio of Cessna jetsDELAYS STEPHEN TRIMBLE
"The guys are very bullish that we think it has the things that it needs to have in it for the final [certification], and so it's a matter of just taking those now and getting them into the actual aircraft," says Donnelly. The delays will push back entry into service for the M2 and the new Sovereign from the third to the fourth quarter. The effort to complete certification on those two aircraft means the delay on the Citation X will be longer, stretching from the third quarter to the first quarter of 2014, he says.
"In the grand scheme of things, I don't like having a certification date slip, but this is a relatively mild, modest slip," Donnelly says.
Cessna continues to develop the Latitude and Longitude jets for service entry in 2015 and 2017, and is "making good progress", Donnelly says.
In the second quarter,
"There's some activity, but it's still pretty soft," Donnelly says.
"I don't like having a
certification date slip,
but this is a relatively
mild, modest slip"
Read how Flightglobal's flight test pilot appraised the M2 at flightglobal.com/m2
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