News — 13.03.24

Representatives from Textron Aviation and PT Smart Aviation celebrated the company’s purchase agreement for the first Cessna SkyCourier order in Indonesia.

The agreement includes a SkyCourier passenger variant and four Cessna Grand Caravan EXs with deliveries expected to begin in 2026. The agreement was signed and celebrated at the Textron Aviation display at the Singapore Airshow in Changi Exhibition Center, Republic of Singapore. With this order, PT Smart Aviation will expand its business and its capabilities in weather modification, cargo, and passenger flights.

The Cessna SkyCourier is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.

“The SkyCourier’s exceptional capabilities, combined with its cost-effectiveness and versatile cabin design, make it a true game-changer in Indonesia,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president of global Sales and Flight Operations. “This order underscores our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of the aviation industry. We are excited to witness the transformative impact it will have in connecting communities and driving progress in Indonesia and beyond.”

For PT Smart, these additional aircraft will strengthen their current fixed-wing fleet, totaling 23 units. PT Smart is strategically bolstering its aviation capabilities to support operational activities in remote areas across Indonesia. This move not only aligns with PT Smart’s commitment to aiding the nation’s operations but also signifies a leap toward advancing aviation capabilities in Indonesia.