Textron Aviation Reinstates Cessna Turbo Skylane T182T

Cessna Turbo Skylane
Credit: Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation is bringing back the Cessna Turbo Skylane T182T four-seat single-engine piston aircraft with turbocharged engine and updated avionics and interiors. 

The Wichita company is now taking orders with first deliveries expected to begin in early 2023, it says. List price is $653,000 at 2023 prices. 

“The turbocharger adds another level of performance to an already exceptional aircraft,” says Ron Draper, Textron Aviation president and CEO. “The Cessna Skylane is a remarkably instinctive aircraft to operate, and the turbocharged engine provides even greater performance that enhances the overall flying experience.” 

The aircraft is powered by the Lycoming TIO-540 engine equipped with a Hartzell Engine Technologies turbocharger providing 235 hp at up to 20,000 ft. The additional power is an advantage when flying over mountainous regions or for cruising at higher altitudes, the company says. 

It also includes Garmin G1000 NXi avionics, a McCauley constant-speed three-blade, electric de-ice heated propeller and in-cabin oxygen system. 

The Garmin avionics suite includes the GI 275 electric standby offering a new cockpit interface, and the interior includes contoured and ergonomically designed seats. The cabin air controls feature enhanced ventilation for consistent cockpit temperatures, the company says. 

Textron Aviation decided to return the aircraft to its product lineup after conversations with customers who desire additional power for their unique missions, says Lannie O’Bannion, Textron Aviation senior vice president of sales and flight operations. 

The Turbo Skylane has an estimated range of 971 mi., a certified ceiling of 20,000 ft. and maximum speed of 165 kt. 

Textron Aviation, then Cessna Aircraft Co., introduced the Turbo Skylane T182T in 2001. It paused production in 2013 while the company focused on the addition of a wide range of product developments, it says. The Cessna Skylane has been in production since 1956. 

Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.