CESSNA HAS SIGNED a 12-year contract with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University covering the supply of almost 300 single-engined aircraft. The order includes Cessna 172 Skyhawks and "future high-performance single-engine models" to be developed by the manufacturer. The first 15 aircraft will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 1997.

The aircraft will replace piston singles now in service at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, campuses (Flight International, 23-29 July).

Cessna has also announced the sale of 20 Skyhawks to the US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for delivery by the end of 1997, and an order from Ohio University for ten Skyhawks to update its training fleet, with the first five to be delivered by the end of 1997.

Cessna has unveiled prices for the Model 206HStationair and T206HTurbo Stationair, the latest piston singles to re-enter production at its Independence, Kansas, plant. The Stationair is priced at $290,000 and the Turbo Stationair at $325,000, equipped for visual-flight-rules operation, with global-positioning system and single-axis autopilot.

Source: Flight International