Cessna Aircraft Company announced at the Singapore Airshow an order from Chimes Aviation for 20 172 Skyhawk single-engine piston aircraft.
The order includes 11 172R aircraft for immediate delivery and nine turbo-diesel 172 models for delivery later this year. The aircraft will be used for flight training by the Chimes Aviation Academy. The flight school operates from Sagar Airport in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, and plans to add a second location by October 2008.
Chimes Aviation Academy expects to train about 120 students per year at each location and considers this order the first phase of the academy´s venture. It expects additional orders this year to cover its growth requirements for 2009.