Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh it will offer a new seating option for the Cessna 206 Stationair that provides the versatility for up to five different cabin seating configurations.
The cabin seating option, available on Stationair aircraft beginning in 2015, can be arranged quickly for two, three or four passengers. Configurations include a two-passenger “limo” arrangement and a four-seat club configuration. The standard configuration in the passenger cabin is two rows of forward-facing seats, two in each row.
“The Cessna Stationair has proven to be popular with customers because of its versatility,” said Joe Hepburn, senior vice president, Piston Aircraft. “This new seating option adds another level of utility and makes excellent use of the cabin space for any number of missions. Enhanced flexibility is due to the seat belts being attached to the seats instead of fixed to specific positions in the cabin, along with the new rear seat rails that allow the seats to be easily removed or reconfigured.”
The optional seating package consists of new leather covers for the pilot and co-pilot seats, four new middle and aft row seats similar to luxury car seats, new aft-cabin seat rails used for the five approved seating configurations, new interior panels, new LED lighting, overhead ducting, new vents, new carpet, USB ports to power cell phones and personal electronic devices, blackout window reveals for all windows aft of front windshield, and new Luxor II leather appointments with monogrammed headrests.
The single-engine Cessna 206 Turbo Stationair features the advanced Garmin 1000 avionics suite and GFC 700 autopilot, a turbocharged Textron Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A engine producing 310 horsepower for a maximum cruise speed of 164 kats.