Cessna Skyhawk, Skylane & Turbo Stationair HD Piston Aircraft Approved For Environmentally Friendly Avgas

Cessna brand owner Textron Aviation has announced that its piston-powered Cessna 172 Skyhawk, 182 Skylane, and 206 Turbo Stationair HD aircraft can now use more environmentally friendly aviation gasoline. (Photo courtesy of Textron Aviation.)

The piston-powered Cessna 172 Skyhawk, Cessna 182 Skylane, and Cessna 206 Turbo Stationair HD models are now approved to use more environmentally friendly aviation gasoline, or “avgas.” All three are equipped with Lycoming engines. Textron Aviation owns Lycoming Engines and the Cessna brand. Lycoming Engines approved the use of unleaded and lower-leaded fuels for the Cessna piston aircraft after completing a series of tests. Textron says the fuel is compatible with both new production and legacy aircraft.

Reducing Emissions

Cessna 172 Skyhawk and 182 Skylane owners and operators can now use 91-octane unleaded (91UL), 94UL, or 100VLL (very low lead) fuel. The 206 Turbo Stationair HD is approved for 100VLL. These unleaded and lower-leaded fuels burn more cleanly than the higher-leaded fuels that most piston aircraft now use, Textron says. Owners will need to comply with Service Bulletin SEB-28-04 or MEB-28-01 to begin using the alternative fuels, Textron adds.

“Textron Aviation is committed to sustainability, and this announcement is an excellent opportunity for aviation enthusiasts to minimize their carbon footprint while continuing to enjoy the journey of flight,” says Chris Crow, Textron Aviation vice president of piston and utility sales. “We have produced more than 75,000 of these three piston aircraft models, and this gives owners and operators around the world a chance to take action in reducing emissions.”

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Source: Textron Aviation

Posted On: 11/2/2021 10:02:19 AM