Air Charter – Cessna 206

The Cessna 206 Charter Aircraft, known primarily as the Stationair (and marketed variously as the Super Skywagon, Skywagon and Super Skylane) are a family of single-engined, general aviation aircraft with fixed landing gear, used in commercial air service as well as for personal use. The family was originally developed from the popular retractable-gear Cessna 210 and produced by the Cessna Aircraft Company.

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 airplanes 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.

From 1962 to 2006 Cessna produced 8,509 aircraft in the 205, 206 and 207 variants. The aircraft remains in production.


General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: five passengers
  • Length: 28 ft 3 in (8.61 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 3 12 in (2.832 m)
  • Wing area: 175.5 sq ft (16.30 m2)
  • Empty weight: 2,176 lb (987 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 3,600 lb (1,633 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-540-AC1A naturally aspirated air-cooled flat-six engine, 300 hp (220 kW)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed McCauley metal constant-speed propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 174 mph (280 km/h, 151 kn) at sea level
  • Cruise speed: 163 mph (262 km/h, 142 kn) at 6,200 ft (1,900 m) (75% power)
  • Stall speed: 63 mph (101 km/h, 55 kn) (flaps down)
  • Range: 840 mi (1,350 km, 730 nmi) at 6,500 ft (2,000 m) (max fuel, 45 min reserves)
  • Service ceiling: 15,700 ft (4,800 m)
  • Rate of climb: 988 ft/min (5.02 m/s)