Cessna 414A Chancellor Restoration

See a pilot's process to create the Cessna 414 of his dreams.

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A Cessna 414A is given new life with a renovation for the ages.Christophe Jouany
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After six months, Jouany was able to create the Cessna 414 of his dreams.Christophe Jouany
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Technicians at Custom Avionics in Bartow, Florida, gutted the 1978 panel, making way for a state-of-the-art glass cockpit with a smart layout, which Jouany designed in Photoshop.Christophe Jouany
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The entire panel restoration took about two and a half months to complete.Christophe Jouany
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The new technology is aesthetically appealing, and it rivals that of many recent-vintage business aircraft.Christophe Jouany
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The panel renovation's total bill came to about $120,000.Christophe Jouany
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The whole interior of Jouany’s plane was renovated — a process that took months to complete.Christophe Jouany
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Suede seats and wooden cabinetry replaced fabrics and plastic inserts in a modern twist on the Cessna Chancellor's classic look.Christophe Jouany
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The exterior of the plane was stripped, pressure-washed, sanded, coated in primer and then carefully hand-painted with intricate details.Christophe Jouany
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Jouany wanted a look that struck the right mixture of modern and timeless, with an emphasis on celebrating the airplane's storied heritage.Christophe Jouany
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For the paint job, Jouany relied on the team at Foster's Aircraft Refinishing to make the 414A look as good on the outside as it did on the inside. To read more about the whole process, click here.Christophe Jouany