Factory new Lycoming IO-540-D4B5 engine equipped with Slick magnetos, wiring harness, spark plugs. New fuel injection system from Lycoming. New logbook and factory warranty. Engine can come from the factory with Electronic Ignition System, if desired.
Factory new Lycoming IO-540 engine comes with new starter, Slick Magnetos, wiring harness and spark plugs
Optional Electronic Ignition System
Fuel Injection System
Reuse existing three blade propeller
Remark ASI, and tachometer per STC requirements
STC Paperwork, Install Instructions & Drawings
We provide a very basic kit for the Cessna 182S and 182T engine upgrade. The 260HP engine upgrade is very similar to a typical engine R&R. We provide what is needed to accomplish the installation
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.
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?
Our STC upgrade has the option to incorporate the latest technology of the EIS (Electronic Ignition System). Delivered from Lycoming with lighter weight and improved safety that has been field and flight tested. The Lycoming EIS has no moving parts and nearly eliminates scheduled maintenance requirements.
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 45 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
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
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.
Fly above the terrain and get there faster
Take advantage of true airspeed at altitude
Climb to new heights and find the tailwind
Need a performance overhaul? We provide the most simple recipe for an additional 30 horsepower in your Cessna 182 S and T models. It is only a 3 page installation manual, with zero airframe modifications and no reduction in useful load. You will experience a new way to fly your aircraft.
Fly at 20 In. Hg. and set a comfortable cruise
Develop more power at altitude
Rich of peak operation at 10,500 feet
20 In. Hg.
We can guarantee you will be a lot closer to the yellow arc of your airspeed indicator.