Textron Aviation today announced that Sichuan Longhao Flight Training Co., Ltd. (Longhao Flight Training School) in China, has signed a purchase agreement for 20 Cessna Skyhawk piston aircraft.
The aircraft, which are expected to be delivered throughout 2022, will be utilized for primary pilot training in southwest and central China, further expanding and enhancing Longhoa’s training efforts.
China continues to experience a growing number of licensed pilots in recent years following the General Office of the State Council’s efforts to accelerate the training and development of pilots.
The Cessna Skyhawk is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company.
“With a long-standing relationship with Longhao, this order demonstrates its support and confidence in Textron Aviation and our products,” said Mike Shih, vice president of Sales and Strategy in China, Textron Aviation.
“We are pleased to be part of the efforts in China to cultivate new generations of pilots and promote the common development of aviation under the current 14th Five-Year Plan.
“Flight schools in the region continue to leverage the unique strengths and capabilities of the Cessna Skyhawk to support the need of pilots in China.”
The school currently utilizes 14 Skyhawk aircraft and three flight simulators for pilot training, as well as a Cessna Citation M2 as an advanced training aircraft.