Textron Aviation Delivers Cessna 206s to West Point

 - December 10, 2021, 11:29 AM
One of two Cessna 206 Turbo Stationair HD airplanes Textron Aviation Special Missions has delivered to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. (Photo: Textron Aviation)

Textron Aviation Special Missions has delivered two Cessna 206 Turbo Stationair HD airplanes to the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York, for its cadet aviation training program, the unit of the Wichita-based airframer announced this week. These 206s join other Cessna airplanes such as the T-41 and 182 Skylane that have served the USMA’s academic flight program over a number of decades. Of note, Textron Aviation president and CEO Ron Draper is a 1990 graduate of the USMA.

“We are honored the U.S. Military Academy has selected the Cessna 206 Turbo Stationair HD for aviation training,” said Textron Aviation v-p of special missions sales Bob Gibbs. “Customer faith in our products and trust in our company and our team are at the core of our relationship with military training academies worldwide.”

The 206 operates at a maximum cruise speed of 161 knots and a range of 703 nm. Equipped with Garmin G1000 NXi avionics, the turbocharged piston single seats six and has a maximum payload of 1,235 pounds.