First remanufactured Ascend 172 delivered

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Left: Scott Trumbull, president of Suburban Aviation (left), accepts the keys from Lynn Nichols (right), chairman and CEO of Yingling Aviation.

Suburban Aviation – which offers flight training, sales and service at Suburban Toledo Airport in southeast Michigan, as well as flight instruction for Eastern Michigan University – has accepted the first upgraded version of Yingling Aviation’s comprehensively remanufactured Ascend 172, a light single-engine aircraft. Suburban, an Ascend 172 dealer, will use the aircraft as a demonstrator.

“In the past, we’ve identified individuals who want to have the ownership experience and who are willing to lease back their aircraft for flight instruction, but the numbers just didn’t add up,” said Tom Trumbull, CEO at Suburban.

“Now that we have an actual like-new aircraft to show prospects, the concept of a lease back agreement becomes possible. It’s practical, it offers owners a potential win-win proposition, and it’s actually affordable again.”

Based on the Cessna 172N, the remanufactured aircraft comes with Garmin’s G500 EFIS, Sandia Quattro standby instrument, GTN-650 GPS, GMA-350 audio panel, GNC-255A Nav/Com, GTX-345 ADS-B In/Out transponder, LED lighting and Rosen sun visors.

June 1, 2017

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