OSHKOSH, Wis., July 28, 2014 — 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 350 horsepower for a maximum cruise speed of 164 kats.
About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s largest global service network. For more information, visit textronaviation.com
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com