April 2014- In 1961 Cessna debuted its first turbocharged twin-engine aircraft: the 320 Skyknight. Cessna engineers had been experimenting with turbocharging for a number of years using the 310 airframe. The prototypes—fitted with the new Continental Motors TSIO-470 engines—were subjected to flight testing at Continental and at Cessna’s headquarters in Wichita.
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