OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 25, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture an order from the U.S. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for 19 new aircraft, which includes 17 Cessna Skylane 182T and two Cessna Turbo Stationair HD T206H aircraft. CAP, a federally chartered non-profit organization, is celebrating 75 years of using civilian aviation resources to help bolster the nation’s defense.
“With a relationship spanning more than 40 years, we are proud that CAP has chosen Cessna Skyhawks, Skylanes and Stationairs to comprise the majority of their 550 aircraft fleet,” said Doug May, vice president, Piston Aircraft. “As our largest single-engine piston customer, it is a testament to the dependability and versatility of our aircraft that CAP continues to choose Cessna products to fulfill their mission.”
The aircraft, produced at Textron Aviation’s manufacturing facility in Independence, Kansas, are scheduled to be delivered throughout the second half of 2016, replacing older models in CAP’s fleet. CAP flies more than 98,500 hours annually in support of search-and-rescue operations, disaster relief, homeland security and flight training.
About the Cessna Skylane
With its ability to get in and out of small airstrips and its reliable performance, the single-engine Cessna Skylane is a versatile aircraft with impressive capability. The Skylane features the Garmin G1000 avionics package that is easy to use and offers increased situational awareness in the busy cockpit environment.
About the Cessna Turbo Stationair HD
The recently enhanced single-engine Cessna Turbo Stationair HD features a gross weight increase of 189 pounds, which allows operators to take advantage of the added payload to complete each mission with dependability, even in rugged or remote landing conditions. The Turbo Stationair HD is perfect for hauling military or medical equipment or evacuating the wounded or ill. Its turbocharged Textron Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A engine produces 310 horsepower and the cockpit features Garmin G1000 avionics.
About the Civil Air Patrol
The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the Air Force that uses its fleet of 550 aircraft, most of which are Cessna Skylane and Cessna Skyhawk aircraft, to support search-and-rescue, disaster relief and to promote aviation to the next generation of pilots. CAP flies 90 percent of inland search-and-rescue missions tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center every year and saves on average 78 people a year. CAP also fosters aviation enthusiasm in young people by providing powered and glider orientation flights and flight training scholarships for cadets.
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Pictured left to right: Major General Joseph Vazquez, Civil Air Patrol and Doug May, vice president of Piston Aircraft.
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 www.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, Bad Boy Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.
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