Cessna Aircraft Company has just delivered its first Mustang business jet. This followed the awarding b y the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the production certificate (PC) for the aircraft’s Independence, Kansas, assembly line. The aircraft was delivered to Mustang Management Group, based in Fresno, California.
Cessna plans to deliver 40 Mustangs in 2007, and production will ramp up through 2009. The six-place Mustang has a top speed of 340 ktas (nearly 400 miles per hour), a range of 1,150 nautical miles (1,323 statute miles/2,1 km), and a service ceiling of 41,000 feet (12,500 m). It is well-suited to get above most weather and commercial traffic, which will allow more efficient operation.