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Cessna Aircraft announces orders

Cessna Aircraft received an order for 30 Grand Caravan turboprops from Indonesia’s Susi Air and an order for 46 182 Turbo Skylanes from the Turkish SSM (Undersecretariat for Defence Industries of the Ministry of National Defence).

Cessna will deliver eight Caravans to Susi Air in 2009 and the remainder by the end of 2011, the company said. Susi Air began operations in 2006 with two Caravans. The company provides scheduled and charter passenger and cargo service throughout Indonesia and humanitarian airlift support.

The 182 Skylanes will be used by the Turkish Land Forces and will replace its existing fleet of Cessna T41s. The T41 is the military designation for a variant of the Cessna 172 Skyhawk.