One notable application of Continental’s CD-155 diesel will be in the Cessna 172. Cessna Aircraft unveiled the Skyhawk JT-A at AirVenture 2014. It will join the Turbo Skylane JT-A, which is undergoing certification testing now. The diesel 172 is expected to enter service next year. Cessna says range on the diesel-powered Skyhawk will be 1,012 nm, or more than double that of gasoline-fueled version, and that max speed will be 131 kt. The diesel option will raised the price of the ...

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