Segmen Flight Academy stands up flight training operations in Turkey with five Cessna Skyhawk aircraft

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Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that Turkey-based Segmen Flight Academy, a subsidiary of Güneydoğu Havacılık (GDH), recently began flight training operations after taking delivery of five new Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft in 2015. These five Skyhawks are being used for primary flight training, featuring the proven and dependable G1000 avionics system.

“Segmen Flight Academy is considered a pioneer in bringing flight training to Turkey,” said Doug May, vice president, Piston Aircraft. “With the help of our long-time Authorized Sales Representative in the region, EMAIR Havacilik ve Ticaret AS (EMAIR), we look forward to providing this flight academy with the ultimate training aircraft, the Cessna Skyhawk, to continue growing the flight training market.”

Founded in 2015, Segmen Flight Academy maintains its own airfield to provide flight training and theoretical pilot training in cooperation with regional universities.

About the Cessna Skyhawk

The Skyhawk is the world standard for pilot training and is renowned for offering the best combination of modern features, including the G1000 avionics system and proven dependability. The aircraft’s high-wing design enables superior flying characteristics ideally suited for pilot training. More Skyhawks have been delivered to customers around the world than any other type of aircraft, with more than 45,000 in service since 1955.

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