The Cessna Aircraft Company is an American aviation aircraft manufacturing organisation. The company is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. As of March 2014, Cessna became a brand of Textron Aviation.
A little history surrounding the formation of this aviation company is as follows. Clyde Cessna, a farmer living in Rago, Kansas, built his own aircraft and flew it in June 1911. He was the first person to fly an aircraft between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. The company was then formed when Clyde Cessna and Victor Roos become partners in the Cessna-Roos Aircraft Company in 1929. After only one month, Roos decided to resign and sold his shares and interest in the company to Clyde. The company, however, suspended its services in 1932 as a result of the Great Depression that had occurred during that time. The company only resumed its operation in 1946 after the cancellation of wartime production restrictions.
Cessna is known for its dependable and efficient performance by regional airlines, charter operators and cargo carriers worldwide.
One of the greatest inventions of aircraft by the company is the Grand Caravan EX. It is considered to be the ultimate utility vehicle. This aircraft was engineered for challenging missions, high payloads and short, rough runways while delivering single-engine economy and simplicity.
The Cessna Super Cargomaster is one of the top 10 cargo airplanes in the world.
The latest innovation by the company is the Citation Latitude aircraft. It is the first business jet that combined the wide, flat-floor cabin in which a person is able to stand up in along with its midsize price. This aircraft is ideal for small airports. There are two cabin classes to choose from namely Club and Couch. It has a maximum capacity of 9 passengers. The combined baggage allowances of all the passengers may not exceed 564.7kg.