Philippine Navy Cessna 172 trainer fleet grows with the addition of four new 172S Skyhawks

February 16, 2022

WICHITA, Kan. (February 16, 2022) – Textron Aviation today announced the delivery of four new Cessna 172S Skyhawk flight trainer aircraft to the Philippine Navy.

The Cessna 172S Skyhawk is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.

The Cessna 172S Skyhawk is the world’s leading flight trainer and the most-produced single-engine piston aircraft. It delivers an intuitive but sophisticated cockpit experience in a platform ideally suited for learning the skills needed to become a true pilot in command.

“The Cessna Skyhawk continues to be the Philippine Navy’s aircraft of choice for flight training,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation. “Customer faith in our legendary products and trust in our company and our team are at the core of our relationship with military training academies worldwide.”

With simple flight characteristics, great visibility and a sophisticated glass cockpit outfitted with GARMIN G1000 NXi avionics, the Cessna 172S Skyhawk piston boasts a slow landing speed and a lenient stall, ideally suited for student pilots.

The Philippine Navy acquired the four aircraft via a Foreign Military Sale managed by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). This sale contributes to U.S. security and foreign policy goals by building the Philippines’ maritime domain security capacity and deepening our overall strategic partnership with the Philippines.

The four Cessna 172S Skyhawks join an existing fleet of Cessna 172 training aircraft with the Naval Air Wing at  Sangley Point, Philippines.

Endless Special Missions Possibilities

When government, military and commercial customers want airborne solutions for critical missions, they turn to Textron Aviation. The company’s aviation solutions provide the high performance and flight characteristics required to address the unique challenges of special mission operations. With unparalleled quality, versatility and low operating costs, Textron Aviation products are preferred for air ambulance, ISR, utility transport, aerial survey, flight inspection, training and a number of other special operations.

About the Cessna 172S Skyhawk

The Cessna Skyhawk is the world's leading flight trainer and the most produced single-engine piston aircraft. The Skyhawk delivers an intuitive, but sophisticated cockpit experience in a platform ideally suited to learn the skills needed to become a true pilot in command.



About Textron Aviation

We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 90 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has empowered our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a range that includes everything from business jets, turboprops, and high-performance pistons, to special mission, military trainer and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive aviation product portfolio in the world and a workforce that has produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft worldwide. Customers in more than 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, along with our trusted global customer service network, for affordable, productive and flexible flight.

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About Textron Inc.

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