Cessna Aircraft said Monday it has received an order for 21 Skyhawk 172 airplanes from the U.S. Civil Air Patrol.
Cessna, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, did not disclose the value of the order in a news release.
The single, piston-engine airplanes will be delivered through the first half of 2015, Cessna said, and will replace older aircraft in CAP’s fleet of 550 airplanes, most of which are Cessna Skyhawks and Cessna Skylane piston airplanes.
The Skyhawk is manufactured at Wichita-based Cessna’s plant in Independence.
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The largely volunteer Civil Air Patrol provides search-and-rescue and disaster relief services. It is a federally chartered nonprofit that was designated by Congress as the Air Force auxiliary.