Cessna has begun to transition their technical Publications portal from Cescom to the new and improved 1View portal. 1View includes technical publications, data and documents for all three Textron Aviation brands Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker. The site houses an all-new web-based viewer that combines the best functionality of the well-known Cesview and IML libraries, with many new and improved features. The web-based viewer also includes flight information alongside the maintenance and parts documents. An extensive, searchable Service Information library is available at no charge to provide the latest information for your airplane. Cessna plans to discontinue Cesview in the coming weeks so hurry and register for 1View. http://bit.ly/2jLkoCZ
McCauley recently received FAA certification for a new four blade propeller for the Caravan EX. The new propeller will have significant performance improvements over the standard 3 blade propeller and longer times between overhaul which will reduce operating cost.
Continental Motors Group has increased the time between replacement (TBR) of its diesel CD-100 series engines to 2,100 hours. This lifetime increase affects all CD-135 and CD-155 engines manufactured from Dec. 1, 2015, incorporating revision status 2 design changes. Through key improvements, continuous testing and field experience, both the CD-135 and CD-155 are now rated to a TBR of 2,100 hours. The TBR of the CD-155 increases from 1,200 hours to 2,100 hours, the CD-135 increased from 1,500 to 2,100 hours.
Textron Aviation will begin issuing Model Series Communiqués for the Cessna Caravan formatted similar to the Beechcraft Model Series Communiqués. A Model Series Communiqué is a Service Information Document containing general information of interest to owners/operators related to a specific product model. A Model Series Communiqué cannot change Type Design. Several topics may be listed within one Communiqué, but they will be identified individually by ATA code and listed on a running index that is updated periodically. Click the link to view Cessna’s very first Model Communique for the Caravan model regarding leaking fuel control units. https://support.cessna.com/custsupt/contacts/pubs/ourpdf.pdf?as_id=4469