Friday, September 13, 2013

Moscow-based ViraZH orders 79 Cessna 172 aircraft

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.

Moscow-based 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.

This order augments an additional 11 Skyhawks purchased by ViraZH in 2011,” said Kriya Shortt, Cessna senior vice president of Sales.

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