Cessna Gains Asian Orders for 74 Aircraft

Cessna announced it had completed a successful visit to both the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition Forum 2008 in Hong Kong and the Singapore Airshow by wrapping up orders for 74 aircraft, with an estimated value of more than US$219 million.

Cessna announced several agreements that were finalized in time for the Singapore Airshow: private aviation services provider BJETS placed an order for 20 Citation CJ2+ business jets worth approximately $150 million; India-based Chimes Aviation ordered 11 Skyhawk 172Rs and nine Skyhawk turbo-diesel models; and Susi Air of Indonesia ordered six Grand Caravan 208Bs.

On top of those orders, Cessna officials had purchase agreements for an additional 17 single-engine pistons, nine Caravan turboprop aircraft and two Citation business jets. The orders span the company's product line, from the Citation X to the new Skyhawk turbo-diesel model. The newly-ordered aircraft are destined for Australia, China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea and other locations throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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