April 5, 2016

Cessna Skyhawk aircraft now equipped with Angle of Attack system

LAKELAND, Fla. (April 5, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced during the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in & Expo, that Safe Flight’s SCc Angle of Attack (AoA) system is now standard on all Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft and optional on the Cessna Skylane 182 and Cessna Turbo Stationair 206.

“Textron Aviation is constantly looking for innovative solutions for our piston customers and making the SCc Angle of Attack system standard on all Skyhawk aircraft is a great example of bringing the latest technology to our products,“ said Doug May, vice president, Piston Aircraft. “We are thrilled to work with Safe Flight to bring this latest enhancement to the cockpit, providing an improved flying experience for our customers.”

Safe Flight has nearly 70 years of experience in providing primary stall warning and AoA systems. SCc is the only supplemental AoA system to utilize leading edge lift information, the most accurate and dependable measurement of AoA. This dash-mounted system provides trend and AoA information during all phases of flight, allowing for instantaneous visual and audio feedback.

About the Cessna Skyhawk

The Skyhawk is the world standard for pilot training and is renowned for offering the best combination of modern features, including the G1000 avionics system and proven dependability. The aircraft’s high-wing design enables superior flying characteristics ideally suited for pilot training. More Skyhawks have been delivered to customers around the world than any other type of aircraft.

Image: Cessna Skyhawk with the SCc AoA system

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About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s most capable global service network. For more information, visit txtav.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

 

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