Cessna to offer diesel Skyhawk 172S in 2008

Posted By on October 9, 2007

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Cessna, the best selling and most flown airplane in the world will be offering a Thielert turbo diesel engine option in it Skyhawk 172S airplane in mid- 2008. The Thielert Centurion 2.0 liter turbocharged 185 horsepower in-line 4 cylinder diesel will be certified to operate on Jet-A fuel and offer the efficiency and long term reliability of a diesel engine. The idea of lower fuel burn, economy and reliability has been a dream of many diesel admiring pilots for years and with the clout of a Cessna Aircraft will give diesel a great opportunity to eventually be standard fare for all of us who like to fly. (the diesel in the 172S offers 27% improvement in fuel economy over the ‘old-school’ Lycoming AVGAS engine engine | est. 6-7 gph cruise)

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