Wichita, Kansas United States
aviation & marine systems
The Cessna Aircraft Company has manufactured airplanes for more than fifty years. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, the company produces general aviation aircraft. As a subsidiary of the Textron conglomerate, the Cessna Aircraft Company is best known for its small, piston-powered airplanes, but it also builds business jets. Since the 1950s, the company has been manufacturing the Cessna 172, a high-wing, single-piston engine, four-seat airplane. More Cessna 172s have been made than any other aircraft.