US Civil Air Patrol Orders 21 Cessna Skyhawk 172s

Posted on February 11, 2015 linda strong aviation manufacturer

Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Cessna Aircraft Company is an American general aviation aircraft manufacturer best known for its small, piston-powered aircrafts. Cessna is a subsidiary of the United States conglomerate Textron. In March of 2014, it became a brand of Textron Aviation.

Earlier this week, Cessna announced that they have secured an order from the United States Civil Air Patrol (CAP) to produce 21 Skyhawk 172 piston singles which are going to replace older model aircrafts in the organization’s fleet. Currently, the CAP operates a fleet of 550 aircrafts, consisting predominantly of Skyhawks as well as the longer range aircrafts known as the Skylane 182s. The CAP also operates 4 glider aircrafts.

The specialty high-wing aircrafts will be used for a variety of missions throughout the United States including flight training, search and rescue, and disaster relief. Don Rowland, the CAP’s chief operating officer describes the appeal behind these aircrafts: “Flying high-wing aircrafts is very helpful for CAP, especially in conducting photo reconnaissance flights for emergency service providers in the aftermath of disasters. The Skyhawk and Skylane are perfectly suited for our needs.”

Cessna utilizes advanced avionics technology including an automatic flight control system and Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology to allow for ease of operation and enhanced safety.

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is one of the most successful aircrafts ever manufactured in the history of general aviation. More people have flown the Cessna 172 for business and personal pleasure than any other aircraft in the world. The main competitors to the Cessna 172 over the years have been the Beechcraft Musketeer and the Piper Cherokee, both of which are no longer in production.

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