Textron Aviation has announced significant enhancements to its iconic Cessna high-wing piston aircraft lineup – the Cessna Skyhawk, Skylane, Turbo Skylane and Turbo Stationair HD.

From 2024, customers will enjoy a range of new high tech standard features and sleek interior design options including modern and comfortable seating, updated instrument panels and new exterior paint styles.

“For decades, pilots have chosen the Cessna piston lineup for its durability, comfort and performance,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, customer experience. “When designing the next interior for the iconic aircraft family, it was important that we include feedback from customers and fans. The result is a more modern, sporty feel that aligns with our family of Cessna Citation jets for the best aviation experience.”

The enhancements include new power headset jacks and charging ports at every seat (USB A and C device compatibility), upgraded seats with additional support and padding, and a brand-new center armrest for the Cessna Skylane, Turbo Skylane, and Turbo Stationair HD models.

The lineup also offers a sleek black instrument panel and new side panels, window locks and air vents. Owners can select from a variety of modern standard paint schemes to customize their aircraft and make it their own.

“Cessna pistons inspire the journey of flight,” said Chris Crow, vice president, Textron Aviation piston sales. “If you’re a pilot, odds are that you learned how to fly in a Skyhawk. This investment demonstrates Textron Aviation’s continued enthusiasm for our piston aircraft lineup, and we are thrilled to see these aircraft continue to support pilots worldwide in their training ambitions or mapping their next adventure.”

Customers and fans can experience the new interior for the first time when the company debuts the design in a Cessna Skyhawk at the upcoming 2023 Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Image: Cessna Skyhawk


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