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Textron Aviation answers need for speed

Textron Aviation has announced its Cessna TTx – the fastest fixed-gear piston aircraft – will be headlining its diverse product lineup at this year’s Reno Air Races. The TTx’s efficient laminar-flow wing design, race-bred engine and low-drag profile can be seen this week at Stead Field in Reno, Nevada.


September 16, 2015
By Carey Fredericks

“There is no better venue to showcase the Cessna TTx than the Reno Air Races, where speed really does matter,” said Doug May, vice president, Piston Aircraft. “The TTx stands out from the competition, making it a clear choice for someone who wants speed and luxury without sacrificing versatility.”

The TTx, with its Continental TSIO-550-C engine that propels the TTx to 235 knots, is the fastest fixed-gear piston airplane on the market. It has a light-weight and strong all-composite body and wing that provide a precise stable ride, and remains the only aircraft in its class to hold a Utility Category certification. Inside the cabin, the TTx features a luxury interior with a first-in-class Intrinzic Flight deck system powered by Garmin G2000 avionics.

Alongside the TTx, the company will also be displaying its 400-knot Cessna Citation M2 light jet, Fusion-equipped Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprop, the 600-horsepower twin-engine Beechcraft Baron and the heavy lifting Cessna Turbo Stationair single-engine piston aircraft.