Cessna Makes AOA Standard on New Skyhawks

Safe Flight’s SCc angle of attack system will also be an option for Skylane and Turbo Stationair buyers.

Safe Flight Angle of Attack
Safe Flight angle of attack will now come standard in the Cessna 172 Skyhawk.Safe Flight

Cessna Aircraft is making angle-of-attack standard equipment in the 172 Skyhawk, making it the first Part 23-certified production piston airplane to come from the factory with the technology.

Cessna selected the Safe Flight SCc angle-of-attack system for the Skyhawk, and is making the product an option in the 182 Skylane and 206 Turbo Stationair.

Based in New York, Safe Flight is the company that invented the light aircraft stall warning system in the 1940s. The company’s SCc AOA system provides instantaneous AOA readouts in the cockpit with audio alerts.

“Textron Aviation is constantly looking for innovative solutions for our piston customers, and making the SCc Angle of Attack system standard on all Skyhawk aircraft is a great example of bringing the latest technology to our products,“ said Doug May, vice president of Piston Aircraft. “We are thrilled to work with Safe Flight to bring this latest enhancement to the cockpit, providing an improved flying experience for our customers.”