Kent State University, LeTourneau University, Purdue University, and Westminster College will each take delivery of a new, custom-branded Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft in February to support flight training, recruiting efforts and promotional activities throughout the year.
“Textron Aviation is excited to partner with these four leading aviation universities, building on the success from last year’s launch of Top Hawk,” said Doug May, vice president, Piston Aircraft. “These universities are renowned for their innovative aviation programs and commitment to general aviation and will be leveraging the world leading flight trainer, the Cessna Skyhawk, to continue training the next generation of pilots.”
In addition to the aircraft, a top student from each of the four universities will be chosen for a Textron Aviation summer internship. These students will receive real world experience from various corporate departments, such as sales, marketing, flight operations, integrated supply chain, and engineering.