Cessna secures multiple Skyhawk orders in China
Shanghai, China - Cessna Aircraft Company has secured orders from four companies in China for the Cessna Skyhawk 172, further demonstrating the aircraft’s continued leadership in pilot training.
“The Cessna Skyhawk is the world’s most popular and technologically advanced flight training aircraft, and we are pleased to see operators in China recognizing its capabilities,” said Kevin Wu, vice president, International Sales, Greater China and Mongolia Region. “The opening of China’s low-altitude airspace has boosted the pilot training market, attracting an increasing number of general aviation companies into this area.”
A summary of recent order activity includes:
- Hubei Sky Blue International Aviation Academy, a Part 141 flight training provider that now also offers Private Pilot License (PPL), Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) training, has placed an order for five Cessna Skyhawks. These aircraft will join a fleet of 18 Skyhawks currently in service with the company.
- Shanghai Avieye GA, a Part 91 general aviation operator, has ordered one standard configuration Cessna Skyhawk and one Skyhawk with amphibious floats to begin PPL and CPL training. The company also operates a Cessna Grand Caravan EX single-engine utility turboprop in its fleet, which supports aerial mapping missions.
- Zhejiang Avieast GA, an established general aviation company in the Zhejiang province, has ordered two Cessna Skyhawks for pilot training purposes as well as two Cessna Turbo Stationair T206H aircraft for tourism flights.
- Shandong Hairuo GA, a Part 91 general aviation operator, has confirmed an order for two Cessna Skyhawks to be used in Part 141 training.
With the increase in general aviation activity in China, Textron Aviation has continued to strengthen its presence in the region by bolstering its sales and support for customers. The company recently added Shandong Hairuo GA and Hubei Sky Blue International Aviation Academy as authorized sales representatives and an authorized customer service and support facilities for its single-engine aircraft.