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Cessna Renames New Turbo Skylane Aircraft
By Steve Hall

August 12, 2012 - Cessna Aircraft announced it is renaming its newest single engine product. The jet-fuel burning turbo aircraft announced at the EAA/AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin last week as the Cessna 182 Turbo Skylane NXT will now be called the Turbo Skylane JT-ATM.

As confirmed by customer feedback at Oshkosh, the name Turbo Skylane JT-ATM better captures and reflects the innovative features of the new plane than the NXT designation.  

It was also brought to Cessna's attention shortly after the announcement of the Turbo Skylane® NXT that there was a previous use of the NXT name in the aviation industry of which Cessna had not been aware. Deliveries for the Turbo Skylane® JT-ATM are still expected to commence in the first quarter of 2013. 

The Cessna 182 Skylane is a four-seat, single-engine, light airplane. Introduced in 1956, the 182 has been produced in a number of variants, including a version with retractable landing gear, and is the second most popular Cessna model, after the 172. 


In 1957, the 182A variant was introduced along with the name Skylane. As production continued, later models were improved regularly with features such as a wider fuselage, swept vertical fin with rear "omni-vision" window, enlarged baggage compartment, higher gross weights, landing gear changes, etc. The "restart" aircraft built after 1996 were different in many other details including a different engine, new seating design, etc. 

Cessna cites the 1990s resumption in producing general aviation aircraft such as this model due to change in U.S. liability laws. In 2005, Cessna began offering the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit as an optional upgrade to the Skylane. Subsequently the glass cockpit became standard equipment. 

In July 2012 Cessna announced that the next model of the 182, the NXT, will fit the 227 hp SMA SR305-230 diesel engine. This model will burn 11 U.S. gallons per hour of Jet-A and cruise at 155 kn. It replace avgas-burning 182s in future production.


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