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Textron updates and brings back the Turbo Skylane
Wednesday, 16 February 2022
The Lycoming engine drives a constant-speed, three-blade, electric de-ice McCauley propeller, while the cockpit has Garmin G1000 NXi avionics with a new GI 275 electric standby, providing a brand-new cockpit interface.

The Cessna Turbo Skylane T182T is to resume production, updated with the latest avionics suite and interiors. Textron Aviation is taking orders with first deliveries to begin in early 2023.

Originally introduced in 2001, production of the Turbo Skylane T182T was paused in 2013 while the company focussed on the addition of a wide range of product developments. The Cessna Skylane, with its normally aspirated Lycoming engine, has been in production since 1956 with more than 23,000 delivered. "The turbocharger adds another level of performance to an already exceptional aircraft," says Ron Draper, president and CEO, Textron Aviation.

The single-engine aircraft features the latest Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite, a heated propeller, and an in-cabin oxygen system. It is powered by the Lycoming TIO-540 engine and is equipped with a Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) turbocharger, providing the aircraft with 235 horsepower at up to 20,000 feet. The additional power is especially beneficial for pilots flying over mountainous regions or for cruising at higher altitudes.

The Turbo Skylane T182T has a seating capacity for four and an estimated range of 971 miles. The certified ceiling is 20,000 feet (6,096 metres), and maximum speed is 165 kts. The Lycoming engine is outfitted with a constant-speed, three-blade, electric de-ice McCauley propeller, while the cockpit features the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite with a new GI 275 electric standby, providing a brand-new cockpit interface. The built-in oxygen system offers a seamlessly integrated solution for providing pilots and passengers with the onboard oxygen necessary to maximise the performance of the aircraft at higher altitudes.

The Turbo Skylane interior features contoured, ergonomically designed Luxor 2 seats with Alcantara insertst. Cabin air controls with enhanced ventilation provide consistent cockpit temperatures. Advanced soundproofing, meanwhile, creates a quiet and comfortable environment for passengers.

"The Skylane has been a great airplane for more than six decades, and especially popular with first-time owners," says Lannie O'Bannion, senior vice president, Sales and Flight Operations. "Through our conversations with customers, many shared a desire for additional power for their unique missions. The Turbo Skylane is a perfect solution. The turbocharger is easy to operate, and the combination of a proven Lycoming engine, a heated McCauley propeller and an in-cabin oxygen system, will make this aircraft a leader in the high-performance, single-engine segment."

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Textron Aviation Inc. Airframer
Garmin International Air Data Computers, Airborne Communication Systems, Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, Automatic Flight Control Systems, Autopilots, Avionics Management Systems, Collision Avoidance Systems/TCAS, Electronic Flight Instrument Systems, Engine Indicator Instruments, Flight Directors, Flight Management Systems, GPS, Head-Up Displays, Instrument Landing Systems, Magnetometers, Moving Maps, Onboard Airport Navigation Systems, Onboard Computers, Onboard Intercom Systems, Position Indicators, Radar Transponders, Radar/Radio Altimeters, Radio Communications Equipment, Satellite Receivers, Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems, Transceivers, VOR (Omnirange) Receivers, Weather Mapping Radar
Lycoming Engines Aircraft Engine Ignition Systems, Engine Parts, Piston Engines
Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC Alternators, Cabin Heaters, Fuel Pumps, Relief Valves, Starters, Turbochargers
McCauley Propeller Systems Composite Propellers, Metal Propellers, Propeller Spinners, Synchrophasers
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Cessna 182T Skylane