Mooney has delivered the first M20U Ovation Ultra off its production line, the company announced on Thursday. In a ceremony in Kerrville, Texas, company officials turned over the keys to the new owner. The Ultra comes with a wider cabin, a newly designed leather interior, a pilot-side door, bigger windows and the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite. This is also the first Ultra equipped with TKS, manufactured by CAV Ice Protection, the company said. The new Ultra models, both the Ovation and the turbo-charged Acclaim, were FAA certified in March. The airplanes are also available via a MooneyShares program.
Mooney has manufactured and delivered more than 11,000 aircraft worldwide, and today there are more than 7,800 flying in the United States and about 1,000 overseas, the company says. Mooney employs just over 200 workers at its manufacturing center and research and development facility in Kerrville. Courtesy of AVweb.