Sekolah Tinggi Penerbangan Indonesia flight school orders 25 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft
SINGAPORE (Feb. 17, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the Singapore Airshow, it has secured an order for 25 Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft from the Sekolah Tinggi Penerbangan Indonesia (STPI) flight school. Initial deliveries are expected to begin later this year and continue through 2017.
“We are excited to support the STPI flight school, the largest flight training program in Indonesia, with the world’s leading flight training platform, the Cessna Skyhawk,” said Chris Bogaars, regional vice president of Sales, Asia-Pacific. “We look forward to a continued relationship with STPI flight school as the training needs continue to grow in this region.”
STPI flight school is based in the Tangerang District in Banten Province and provides flight training and academic degrees in aviation engineering. This new fleet of Skyhawk aircraft will be used to train 300 students in eight training locations under the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation.
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, with more than 48,000 in service since 1955.
For more information on the Cessna Skyhawk, please visit www.cessna.txtav.com/en/single-engine/skyhawk
Picture: Signing ceremony
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 largest global service network. For more information, visit txtav.com.
About Textron Inc.
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