Known as Societe Nouvelle des Avions Max Holste until 1960, when the U.S. Cessna company took over a 49% holding and company was renamed. Reims acquired license-manufacturing rights for several Cessna types such as the Model 150,172,177,182, and 337, for sale in European and African markets. Currently manufacturers and customises the twin-turboprop F 406 Caravan II (first flown 1983) unpressurized utility transport, with a range of Vigilant derivatives offered for maritime surveillance, calibration, electronic warfare, border surveillance, survey, pollution control, and other roles, and can be lightly armed. Plans to reintroduce the F172 and F182 versions of Cessna lightplanes was halted in 1998. Subcontract activities include work on Airbus, ATR, and various Dassault Aviation programmes.

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