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Cessna debuts heavy-hauling Turbo Stationair HDCessna debuts heavy-hauling Turbo Stationair HD

More useful load marks the new C206

Cessna Aircraft Co. revealed its newest model T206H Turbo Stationair July 25 at EAA AirVenture. Dubbed the Turbo Stationair HD, the airplane has a 189-pound max gross weight increase over previous models.

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

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.
Topics: EAA AirVenture, Single Engine

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