Fuel reservoir tank, accessories and installation hardware
McCauley three blade propeller and assembly or Hartzell Scimitar three blade propeller
Polished spinner assembly
Engine isolator mounts with bolts
Manifold pressure/fuel flow gauge
Throttle mixture cable assemblies
All new fuel and oil lines and scat-hoses
Baffle mod components
New prop governor
Hardware, switches and clamp kit
STC Authorization, Drawings, and Installation Instructions
Optional: New Seaplane West engine mount
We provide an all-encompassing kit during the upgrade. We like to call it a NEW firewall forward upgrade. Our goal is to provide all the hardware needed to complete the installation with ease.
Fly above the terrain and get there faster
Take advantage of true airspeed at altitude
Climb to new heights and find the tailwind
If you are the lucky owner of a Cessna 180 you know you are special. You have it all. A capable airplane that can play well in the dirt with other taildraggers and still take you to the big airports without holding the traffic behind you. With a 300 HP fuel injected IO-550 we promise that it will be even better.
Factory rebuilt, zero time Continental IO-550-D engine equipped with Bendix Mags, wiring harness, spark plugs, non-congealing oil cooler, fuel injection, high capacity oil pump with integral oil filter adapter. New logbook and factory warranty.
Why fuel injection?
Anytime an engine generates more than 260 HP we believe that fuel injection provides the needed even fuel distribution on each cylinder to make your flying worry free. You will achieve more predictable CHTs and EGTs and enjoy a smoother ride with reduced vibration. This minimizes premature component failure. Did we mention 0% carburetor ice issues?
We offer several products that will enhance your aircraft and add more pleasure to your flying. During an engine upgrade we are able to install other products and accessories efficiently since we start with a clean slate.
Besides customer satisfaction, one of our main goals is to provide continual airworthiness for your aircraft. We are never done adding more features to the upgrade kit. This is why we fabricate our FAA-PMA parts in-house. We are able to reduce cost significantly to save you more money and provide a product that meets our kit quality standards. We are here to provide future support in your maintenance. Visit our online store to find STC products and FAA-PMA parts.
Air Plains Vs. OEM
With Air Plains there are a few options to get 180 horsepower into your Skyhawk. We do not sell the "STC Paperwork" only because we believe that the kit parts that we offer with the engine upgrade is the "secret sauce" to a complete, safe and successful installation. We have added several more parts over the 40 years with our continual engineering. Our goal is to make the installer's job as easy as possible. Installation instructions and blueprints safeguard the procedures and standards for installation and maintenance of your new engine... no matter where you choose to have it installed. Did you know that in the state of Kansas there is no sales tax on aircraft maintenance or modification?
Install at Air Plains
Purchase Complete Kit
Installed at our Facilities
One flat fee
Use our Know-How
2 to 3 weeks Turn Time
Install at your FBO
Purchase Complete Kit
Installed by your mechanic
Instructions and Drawings
Tech Support provided
If you seek more adventures in the water we provide a few options to prepare your aircraft for floats or anphibs. Additional power will enable you to explore other uncharted territories and launch your airplane off the water much faster.
All propellers have been matched to provide the best combination of airframe and powerplant thru flight test and vibration analysis. We offer several propeller STCs to make each aircraft unique.