(WICHITA, Kan.) — Cessna's Skycatcher plane will fly some new skies for the first time. The aircraft manufacturer made its first international delivery on the model to a company in Queensland, Australia.
The plane maker has already delivered more than 30 Skycatchers to American pilots. Cessna plans to deliver 150 Skycatchers this year. Many of those will be international sales.
Wichita workers have a couple connections to the model. Crews here reassemble the plane.
Wichita pilots also performed test flights before it went to market. Those flights showed some trouble early on.
The pilots logged at least two crashes in the Wichita area back in 2009. No one suffered serious injuries in those accidents.
The $113,500 two-seater went on to win the 2010 Astronautics Piper General Aviation Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics. The plane headed to Australia on display at the Australian International Airshow in Avalon later this month.