Cessna 205-207

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The Cessna 205, 206, and 207, known variously as the Super Skywagon, Stationair, and Super Skylane are a family of single engine, general aviation aircraft used in commercial air service and also for personal use. The family was originally developed from the popular Cessna 210.

The line's combination of a powerful engine, rugged construction and a large cabin has made these aircraft popular bush-planes. Cessna describes the 206 as "the sport-utility vehicle of the air." These aircraft are also used for aerial photography, skydiving and other utility purposes. They can also be equipped with floats, amphibious floats and skis. Alternatively, they can be fitted with luxury appointments for use as a personal air transport.

Between the start of producton in 1962 and 2004 the total Cessna 205, 206 and 207 production was 7783 aircraft.


Cessna 205

The Cessna 205 was introduced late in 1962 as a 1963 model year. The six seat aircraft was essentially a Cessna 210 with fixed landing gear and with changes to the crew and passenger door arrangement. The 205 retained the early 210?s cowling bulge, originally where the 210 stowed its nosewheel on retraction. This distinctive cowling was made more streamlined on the later Cessna 206.

The 205 is powered by a Continental IO-470-S engine producing 260 hp.

The 205 was officially designated by Cessna as a "Model 210-5" in its first year and was named "Super Skywagon", even though it was not related to the Cessna 180 Skywagon, then also in production.

The 205 was only produced in two model years - 1963 and 1964 before being replaced in production by the Cessna 206. A total of 576 Cessna 205s were produced.

Cessna 206

The six seat Model 206 was introduced as a 1964 model and was built until 1986. It was then re-introduced in 1998 and remains in production in 2006.

There were many sub-variants, including the U206, P206 all certified to CAR3 standards and later 206H certified to FAR Part 23.

The total Model 206 production between 1964 and 2004 was 6581 aircraft.

Cessna U206

The original 1964 model was the U206, powered by a 285 hp Continental IO-520-F. The ?U? designation indicted ?utility? and this model was equipped with a pilot side door and large clamshell rear door serving the back two rows of seats, allowing easy loading of over-sized cargo.

There was a TU206 turbocharged version powered by the Continental TSIO-520-C engine producing 285 hp. After 1967 the turbo TU206 was powered by a TSIO-520-F of 300 hp.

From 1964 to 1969 the U206 was known as the ?Super Skywagon?. From 1970 it was named the ?Stationair?, a contraction of ?Station Wagon of the Air?, which is a good description of the aircraft's intended role. Sub-variants were designated U206 to U206G.

In 1977 the U206 had its engine upgraded to a Continental IO-520-F of 300 hp and the TU206 powerplant was changed to the TSIO-520-M producing 310 hp.

Production of all versions of the U206 was halted in 1986 when Cessna stopped manufacturing all piston engine aircraft. A total of 5208 U206s had been produced.

Cessna P206

1965 saw the P206 added to the line. In this case the ?P? stood for ?people?, as the P206 had passenger doors similar to the Cessna 210, from which it was derived, on both sides.

The P206 was produced from 1965 to 1970 and was powered by a Continental IO-520-A of 285 hp. There was a turbocharged model designated TP206 which was powered by a Continental TSIO-520-A also of 285 hp.

647 P206s were produced under the name ?Super Skylane? which made it sound like a version of the Cessna 182, which it was not. Sub-variants were designated P206 to P206E.

Cessna 206H

After a production hiatus of twelve years, Cessna started manufacturing a new version of the venerable 206 in 1998, with the introduction of the newly certified 206H. The ?H? model is generally similar to the previous U206 configuration, with a pilot entry door and a rear double clamshell door for access to the middle and back seats.

The 206H is powered by a Lycoming IO-540-AC1A powerplant producing 300 hp. The turbocharged T206H is powered by a Lycoming TSIO-540-AJ1A engine of 310 hp.

Even though the Cessna 206H is certified as a six seat aircraft in its country of origin, the Canadian aviation regulator, Transport Canada has only certified it to carry five people in Canada. This is due to concerns about passenger egress through the rear clamshell door with the flaps extended.

Both the 206H and the T206H remain in production in 2006. By the end of 2004 Cessna had produced 221 206Hs and 505 T206Hs, for a total production of 726 "H" models.

Cessna has indicated that they do not intend to produce a P206-configuration aircraft in the future, due to lack of market demand.

Cessna 207

The Model 207 was a seven and later eight seat development of the 206, achieved by stretching the design further to allow space for more seats.

The 207 was introduced as a 1969 model featuring a Continental IO-520-F engine of 300 hp. A turbocharged version was equipped with a TSIO-520-G of the same output.

At the beginning of production the model was called a Cessna 207 ?Skywagon?, but in 1977 the name was changed to ?Stationair 7?. 1977 also saw a change in engine on the turbocharged version to a Continental TSIO-520-M producing 310 hp ? the same engine used in the TU206 of the same vintage.

The 207 added a seat in 1980 and was then known as the ?Stationair 8?. Production of the 207 was completed in 1984, just two years before U206 production halted. A total of 626 Cessna 207s were manufactured.

The Cessna Model 207 has been popular with air taxi companies, particularly on short runs where its full seating capacity could be used. Very few of these aircraft have seen private use. Photo of Cessna 207


Soloy Aviation Solutions offers a turboprop conversion for all 205/206/207 models.

In May 2006 Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH announced that they are commencing design work towards a Supplemental type certificate to install the Thielert Centurion 4.0 diesel 350 hp powerplant in the Cessna 206.

Source: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Cessna 205".

205-207 Specifications

Crew: one, pilot
Capacity: 5 passengers
Length: 28 ft 3 in (8.62 m)
Wingspan: 35 ft 10 in (10.92 m)
Height: 9 ft 7 in (2.92 m)
Wing area: 174 ft? (16.2 m?)
Empty: 2,146 lb (974 kg)
Loaded: lb ( kg)
Maximum takeoff: 3,614 lb (1,640 kg)
Powerplant: 1x Lycoming IO-540-AC1A5, 300 BHP (224 kW)
Maximum speed: 151 kt (280 km/h)
Range: 721 nm (1,335 km)
Service ceiling: 16,000 ft (4,878 m)
Rate of climb: 920 ft/min (280 m/min)
Wing loading: lb/ft? ( kg/m?)
Power/Mass: hp/lb ( kW/kg)

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