Cessna announces major order for 172 Skyhawk Aircraft

Cessna (KSN File Photo)
Cessna (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Cessna Aircraft Company on Friday announced an order for 79 Cessna 172 Skyhawk plane, one of the largest orders on record for the aircraft, at Moscow’s JetExpo 2013.

Moscow-based ViraZH, plans to use the Skyhawks for training purposes at various flight schools throughout western Russia.

The order is part of a multi-year agreement between Cessna and ViraZH, with all 79 aircraft set to be delivered by the third quarter of 2014.

On completion of the¬†delivery, ViraZH will have one of the world’s largest fleets of Skyhawk 172 aircraft in operation.

The 172 Skyhawk has become the best-selling, most-flown single-engine aircraft in the world.