February 26, 2024

Textron Aviation signs agreement with BAA Training to purchase 48 Cessna Skyhawks

Photo of representatives from Textron Aviation and BAA Training (left to right: Marijus Ravoitis, BAA Training; Bob Gibbs, Textron Aviation) (Photo: Business Wire)
Photo of representatives from Textron Aviation and BAA Training (left to right: Marijus Ravoitis, BAA Training; Bob Gibbs, Textron Aviation) (Photo: Business Wire)

Textron Aviation recently announced an agreement with BAA Training for the purchase of 48 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft, expected to be delivered in 2026. The deal, inked at the Dubai Airshow, substantially expands BAA Training’s existing fleet, offering increased capacity for students, streamlining the flight training process and ensuring an overall enhanced student experience.

The Cessna Skyhawk is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.

“For over six decades, the Cessna Skyhawk has inspired the next generation of pilots and served as the world’s leading flight trainer,” said Chris Crow, vice president of Piston Sales. “We are delighted to continue the relationship with BAA Training to provide their students access to the most produced single-engine aircraft globally.”

The stable flight characteristics, advanced avionics and demonstrated dispatch reliability of the Skyhawk have made it a dependable training platform. The new airplanes will be used by students to put them in the pilot’s seat of the most popular training aircraft in the world.

“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,” said Marijus Ravoitis, CEO, BAA Training.

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