We Fly Cessna’s New Corvalis TTx

After a series of hard knocks, Cessna’s composite single is back.

Cessna Corvalis TTx

Cessna Corvalis TTx

Cessna Corvalis TTx

When Cessna put production of its Corvalis single-engine speedster on hiatus two years ago following a delamination event of a wing structure — no one got hurt — the company clearly had its work cut out for it. It not only had to fix its production processes, something the company says it has successfully done, but the other big job was to update the Corvalis, including adding the latest and greatest avionics, which it has clearly accomplished with the addition of the Garmin G2000 touch-controlled avionics suite. In addition Cessna gave the TTx a new interior, planned FIKI ice protection and a number of custom paint options.

We flew the TTx last week in Wichita and were mighty impressed. As you might know, Flying was first to fly G2000 earlier this year in a Garmin testbed airplane, so we weren’t surprised by that suite’s remarkable ease of use and functionality.

But we were surprised by the new TTx package, an airplane that is the centerpiece of Cessna's modernization program, at least as it relates to its piston lineup. The airplane, which we have flown and raved about in every previous incarnation, has a number of new tricks up its sleeve. We'll go into detail on the new TTx in a coming issue of Flying.