Cessna Aircraft Company announced Friday an order for 79 Cessna 172 Skyhawk
aircraft, one of the largest orders on record for the aircraft, at
Moscow’s JetExpo 2013.
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
final delivery, ViraZH will have one of the world’s largest fleets
of Skyhawk 172 aircraft in operation.
order augments an additional 11 Skyhawks purchased by ViraZH in
2011,” said Kriya Shortt, Cessna senior vice president of Sales.