Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Cessna T182T to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.
- FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
- Cessna T182T
- AIRCRAFT NAME
- AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
- MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
- 915 nm
- 165 kts
- 3 people
- ACQUISITION COST
- Lycoming Ly TIO-540-AK1A 1
- 36 ft
- IFR CERTIFIED
The Cessna T182T is a turbocharged 182T.
The Cessna 182 is the next step up in size and performance from the Cessna 172. The 182 is a Cessna 180 with tricycle gear. Owners who wanted a lot more room and a little more speed from their Cessna 172 would naturally look at the 182 next. As with the Cessna 172, the Cessna 182 is excellent at being ordinary and, with over 22,000 built, this was key to its success. The 182 first flew in 1955, stopped production in 1986, and re-entered production in 1997. In 2001 Cessna re-introduced the turbocharged Skylane.
A 235 hp Lycoming powers the T182T. Continentals powered the earlier 182s, while the retractable-gear 182s were Lycoming powered. The new T182T replaced the earlier 182's fuel bladders with sealed wings. The T182T also has an upgraded interior and instrument panel.
While Cessna went for comfort over speed with the 182, the turbocharging gives it some added power at higher density altitudes as well as better climb performance. It offers good room and payload capability. It is also stable and flies much like “a heavy 172.”
The Cessna T182T was equipped with a Garmin G1000 digital avionics package with two large LCD displays, starting in 2005.