Author: Cessna Owner Organization

Cessna Turbo Skylane Returns to Production

Textron Aviation has announced that it will restart manufacturing Cessna Turbo Skylane T182T, updated with the latest avionics suite and interiors. The Turbo Skylane’s turbocharged engine generates optimal climb rates and faster cruise speeds, as well as enhanced utility for operations from high-altitude airfields. The company is taking orders for the Turbo Skylane with first deliveries to begin in early 2023.

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FAA Creates ‘Off-The-Shelf’ Replacement Parts Program for Legacy Aircraft 

Finding replacement parts for legacy aircraft has become increasingly difficult over the years, but owners can now breathe a sigh of relief. The FAA has approved a new program called the Vintage Aircraft Replacement and Modification Article program (VARMA), which will allow the use of certain off-the-shelf parts in type-certificated aircraft. The new rules apply to non-safety-critical parts used in planes weighing less than 12,500 pounds built before 1980.

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A Soaring Makeover

Sean Sullivan, of Fort Worth, Texas, is an example of these positive impressions actually matching the man. An entrepre­neur in the construction and real estate fields, Sean has parlayed his take-charge attitude into his piloting experiences and plane ownership.

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UPDATE: FAA Supersedes Continental Engines AD With New AD

AD 2023-05-16, adopted March 15, 2023, supersedes AD 2023-04-08, adopted February 23, 2023. The FAA has provided guidance in the form of a flowchart to assist in complying with AD 2023-05-16. Every Continental engine model listed in section (c) of the AD, titled “Applicability” is affected by this AD. However, every affected engine does not require the inspection detailed in Continental Aerospace Technologies Mandatory Service Bulletin MSB23-01A. Operators of affected engines can follow the flowchart to determine whether their engine requires inspection.

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