Cessna Introduces Updated Corvalis

Fastest fixed-gear single features touch-screen Garmin avionics.

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Cessna has a mockup of its upgraded Corvalis TTx on display at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida, this week. Equipped with Garmin's new G2000 avionics suite, the Corvalis TTx, which will be available for delivery in 2012, has received a full interior and exterior face lift. (Click here for a recent article by Robert Goyer on the Corvalis TT).

Cessna claims this is the first single-engine airplane that eliminates analog instruments. The panel is dominated by 14-inch Garmin G2000 displays. An L-3 Trilogy screen serves as a replacement for the round gauge backup instruments. While the smoothly operating Garmin GFC 720 autopilot is fully coupled with the G2000, it is now strategically located at the top of the instrument panel.

A Garmin GTC 570 touch-screen controller replaces the keypad previously found in the center console and now also includes environmental system and audio panel controls. Cessna has also added Garmin's electronic stability and protection system (ESP), dual attitude and heading reference system (AHRS), improved audio panel (GMA36), an automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) capable traffic alert system and a pulse oximeter. A new option for the Corvalis is the Garmin GSR 56 iridium satellite datalink, which provides weather, voice and text capabilities with a subscription.

Available for delivery in 2012, the Corvalis TTx offers two exterior paint schemes and four interior options.