Singapore Air Show

Textron Aviation Nets King Air Order at Singapore Show

 - February 18, 2022, 10:27 AM
Aerodata AG Germany places an order during Singapore Airshow for two Textron Aviation Special Missions Beechcraft King Air 360 aircraft for flight inspection missions. From left, Textron Aviation Special Missions sales director Chris Bogaars, Aerodata director of flight inspection systems Mareile Langhorst, and Aerodata senior program manager Thorsten Heinke. (Photo: Textron Aviation)

Textron Aviation Special Missions this week announced the delivery of four Cessna Skyhawk 172 piston singles to the Philippine Navy and an order for two Beechcraft King Air 360s from a German flight inspection system provider on behalf of the Indian government. Acquired through a foreign military sale managed by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, the new Skyhawks will be used by the Philippine Navy for flight training and join an existing fleet of 172s based at the Naval Air Wing at Sangley Point, Philippines.

At the Singapore Airshow this week, Brunswick, Germany-based company Aerodata placed an order for two of the flagship King Air twin turboprops that it will outfit with the AeroFIS flight inspection system for the Airport Authority of India, which will own and operate the airplanes. AeroFIS is Aerodata’s proprietary system for the inspection of all navigation aids and flight procedures that need calibration or validation.

“With the purchase of these additional two King Airs, we further our long-term, fruitful relationship with the Airport Authority of India,” said Aerodata president and CEO Hans Stahl.