The Cessna 172 is a four-seat, single-engine, high-wing/fixed-wing aircraft made by the Cessna Aircraft Company.
First flown in 1955, more Cessna 172s have been built than any other aircraft.
Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful aircraft in history. Cessna delivered the first production models in 1956. As of 2012, Cessna and its partners, has built around 60,000 units.