Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Embry-Riddle Orders 57 Skyhawks
[Aviation Today April 1, 2014] Cessna announced a major order from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (ERAU) for 57 Skyhawk model 172 aircraft for its flight-training program. The order will replace ERAU's current fleet of Skyhawk trainers, with an upgraded variant featuring the Garmin G1000 integrated flight deck and reconfigured seating to enhance student observation and "ride alongs," Cessna said.
“The aircraft is reliable, tough, forgiving in the learning environment and is a proven design. A typical student gets the majority of their cumulative flight time in the aircraft at completion of their time with us," said Jerry Kidrick, chair of the flight department at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott, Ariz. campus.