Available immediately, the enhanced T206H comes with a 1,470-pound maximum useful load in its standard, six-seat configuration. In what Cessna calls a utility configuration the max useful load is 1,623 pounds.
“Textron Aviation is committed to building and delivering aircraft that meet our customers’ needs and the Turbo Stationair HD is the latest example of our continued investment in the piston product line,” said Doug May, vice president of piston aircraft.
The airplane on static display at EAA AirVenture has a Garmin G1000 avionics suite with synthetic vision; Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out capability; a turbocharged 310-horsepower Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A engine; and a McCauley three-blade, constant-speed, heated propeller. It also has a flat floor, stowable seats, and a cargo pod.
Thomas A. Horne
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne has worked at AOPA since the early 1980s. He began flying in 1975 and has an airline transport pilot and flight instructor certificates. He’s flown everything from ultralights to Gulfstreams and ferried numerous piston airplanes across the Atlantic.