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Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Reims-Cessna F172M Skyhawk © Karsten Palt
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172 Skyhawk

Trainer / Touring Aircraft

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a single engine four-seat light touring aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming IO-360-L2A
Engine Power120 kW161 hp
max. Cruise Speed239 km/h129 kts
  148 mph
max. Speed (vne)302 km/h163 kts
  188 mph
Service Ceiling4.115 m13.500 ft
Rate of climb219 m/min720 ft/min
Range1.272 km687 NM
791 mi.
Empty Weight736 kg1.622 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.113 kg2.454 lbs
Wing Span11,00 m36,1 ft
Wing Area16,2 m²174 ft²
Length8,28 m27,2 ft
Height2,72 m8,9 ft
First Flight1955
Production Statusin production
Total Production>43000
Developed fromCessna 170
ICAO CodeC172
Data for (Version)Cessna 172R Skyhawk R
Variants172B, 172R
The Cessna 172 was in production by Cessna and Reims (France) between 1956 and 1986. Production resumed in 1997 as Skyhawk 172R and Skyhawk SP, based on Cessna 172B. No aircraft on the world was more often produced than the Cessna 172, until today (2010) more than 43000 Cessna 172 have been produced.

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