Cessna Aircraft Company announced at the Singapore Airshow, it has secured an order for 25 Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft from the Sekolah Tinggi Penerbangan Indonesia (STPI) flight school.
Initial deliveries are expected to begin later this year and continue through 2017.
“We are excited to support the STPI flight school, the largest flight training program in Indonesia, with the world’s leading flight training platform, the Cessna Skyhawk,” said Chris Bogaars, regional vice president of Sales, Asia-Pacific. “We look forward to a continued relationship with STPI flight school as the training needs continue to grow in this region.”
STPI flight school is based in the Tangerang District in Banten Province and provides flight training and academic degrees in aviation engineering. This new fleet of Skyhawk aircraft will be used to train 300 students in eight training locations under the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation.
The Skyhawk is the world standard for pilot training and is renowned for offering the best combination of modern features, including the G1000 avionics system and proven dependability. The aircraft’s high-wing design enables superior flying characteristics ideally suited for pilot training.
More Skyhawks have been delivered to customers around the world than any other type of aircraft, with more than 48,000 in service since 1955.