Extreme Cessna Makeover... Maybe

Perhaps the steadfast image of the "ole reliable" Cessna series aircraft is about to get a facelift. AOPA online reports that Columbia Aircraft has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and that Cessna Aircraft may be interested in acquiring parts of the company. This marks an interesting transition for the metal-clad Cessna into the composite market that is home to companies like Cirrus and Diamond.

It would also appear to be a bit of a structural change for Cessna as well, making us wonder if a sleek low-wing Cessna might be in the future.