Cessna Aircraft (Textron, Chalet CD15) has landed an order from the Sekolah Tinggi Penerbangan Indonesia (STPI) flight school for 25 Cessna 172 Skyhawk airplanes, the parties announced yesterday at the Singapore Airshow. The manufacturer expects to begin initial deliveries later this year and continue through 2017.
The STPI flight school, based in Banten Province, Indonesia, provides flight training and academic degrees in aviation engineering. The new Skyhawk fleet will be used to train 300 students in eight training locations under the authority of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation.
“We are excited to support the STPI flight school, the largest flight training program in Indonesia, with the world’s leading flight training platform,” said Chris Bogaars, Cessna 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.”
The single-engine, high-wing Skyhawk is fitted with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite and GFC 700 autopilot.