Textron Aviation has announced the firming of a major agreement with BAA Training, for the purchase of 48 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft. The new aircraft are to be delivered in 2026.
This massive deal was inked at the recently held Dubai Air Show. This shows that BAA Training is committed to the growth of aviation and that it has chosen Textron Aviation for its reliability.
BAA Training’s existing fleet will be expanded to offer greater capacity for students and also optimize scheduling for instructors. This will also enhance the overall training experience for students to be enhanced.
The Cessna Skyhawk is designed and proudly manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc, which is a Textron Inc. company.
Chris Crow, vice president of Piston Sales spoke about the single engine Skyhawk, saying: “For over six decades, the Cessna Skyhawk has inspired the next generation of pilots and served as the world’s leading flight trainer.”
He added: “We are delighted to continue the relationship with BAA Training to provide their students access to the most produced single-engine aircraft globally.”
Flight Profile of the Skyhawk
The Cessna aircraft has a stable flight profile and is equipped with advanced avionics and demonstrated dispatch reliability of the Skyhawk, which makes it an unbeatable and dependable training aircraft.
The new machines will be flown by students of BAA and will give them a good grounding before they fly real airlines or jets. The Skyhawkremains one of the most popular training aircraft available in the market today.
Marijus Ravoitis, CEO, BAA Training stated: “BAA Training has set an ambitious milestone to achieve a capacity of 500-1000 students per year, necessitating a significant expansion of our fleet.”
“We are glad to finalize this order, as the addition of 48 Cessna Skyhawks will bolster our resources, enabling us to accommodate the growing demand for training and further solidify our position in the industry. ”
About BAA Training
BAA Training offers comprehensive aviation training aviation solutions for aspiring pilots. Ranging from commercial pilots, and Ab Initio training to Type Rating, available across multiple countries.
BAA Training has footprints in Spain, Lithuania, France, and Vietnam. In addition to these countries, they have pilot training services provided through its consultancy office in India and a sales representative office in the United Arab Emirates.
About the Cessna Skyhawk
The Cessna Skyhawk is one of the student’s pilots’ favorite aircraft for pilot training. This is easily the most popular single-engine aircraft in aviation history.
Since the aircraft first lifted off in 1955, over 45,000 Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft have been handed over to customers globally. This is in fact, more aircraft than any other in the industry!
The single-engine, four-seat, high-wing Skyhawk is renowned for offering the best combination of modern features, which includes the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics with wireless connectivity, and a standard angle-of-attack display system.
This machine is also proven to be very dependable and reliable. Lastly, the aircraft feature a McCauley two-blade fixed-pitch propeller.
Powered by the Lycoming IO-360-L2A engine generating 180 horsepower, this combination gives the aircraft greater reliability and operating time,
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