Cessna announces major order for 172 Skyhawk Aircraft

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.

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