Skylane JT-A

  • 1,360 nm

  • 156 ktas

  • 4 people

  • 1,018 lb

  • 775 ft

Revolutionary engine technology

With 30-to-40-percent lower fuel burn the cost savings that the Cessna Turbo Skylane JT-A® offers is as impressive as the technology that makes it possible. With worldwide fuel availability, a quieter engine, and advanced avionics with single-lever power, the Turbo Skylane JT-A is a piston pilot’s dream. The new 227-horsepower compression-ignition engine also delivers greater range or higher payload, delivering performance without sacrificing efficiency.


Durable, proven systems make a truly reliable and stable aircraft…

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Large, comfortable seats and cabin air controls are only the beginning…

Interior ›


All-glass Garmin G1000 flight deck customized for Cessna…

Avionics ›


Added speed, range, and payload with more efficiencies and comfort…

Specifications ›

Turbo Skylane JT-A Documentation

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Take off in style and use less runway


The summit of elegance

The roomy, contoured leather seats with perforated leather
inserts ensure a relaxing and comfortable flight for pilots and passengers
alike. The cabin lighting is customized to reduce eye strain and the multilevel ventilation keeps the air inside the cockpit exactly the way you prefer. 


Where flying becomes second nature

The most advancedflight deck in the category

The JT-A cockpit features a single power lever and an all-glass Garmin G1000 flight deck customized for Cessna, reducing pilot workload and boosting ease of operation. Two large-format, high-resolution, color liquid crystal displays make fast assimilation of critical flight data effortless. The jet-level GFC 700 autopilot significantly reduces pilot workload and enhances the safety of every flight. Additional features include a go-around button, flight-level change, and precise guidance with optional satellite-driven graphical weather radar.

Virtual vision

Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) enhances visual orientation with three-dimensional renderings of terrain on both flight displays. You’ll feel confident in darkness, haze, rain, fog, or any other IFR conditions that might obstruct a clear view through the windshield. This advanced graphics modeling technology recreates the surrounding landscape accurately in dimensional, graphical renderings on your primary flight display. You’ll get a clear picture of ground and water, airports, obstacles, and air traffic — all shown relative to the aircraft.

Never before has risk avoidance been so simple and intuitive. Rising terrain areas or low-altitude flying can sometimes present obstacles that present real danger when unexpected. With SVT, such potential obstacles are rendered and color-coded for alerting when there may be a potential conflict approaching. Towers and other obstacles that may interfere with the flight path are also highlighted and clearly displayed with height-appropriate symbology.

Pin-like precision

The Turbo Skylane JT-A includes a robust flight management system (FMS) with autopilot controls and additional override features to give you the kind of approach precision you would expect in a jet. The CWS button or control-wheel steering momentarily disengages the autopilot and synchronizes the flight director’s command bars with pitch and roll modes. The CWS button is positioned on the top left grip of the pilot’s control wheel. When released, the flight director will recalibrate, establishing new reference points, depending on the current pitch and roll modes.

GA switch or go-around button disengages the autopilot, selects flight director go-around mode, and activates a missed approach. It’s conveniently positioned above the throttle on the instrument panel. Additional features are included in this robust system and together they offer Turbo Skylane JT-A pilots more precision than any other aircraft in the category.

    The following list of equipment is included on the standard Turbo Skylane JT-A with the NAV III Avionics Package and does not reflect optional equipment:
  • GMA-1347 Digital Audio Panel with Marker Beacon/Intercom
  • GTX-33 Transponder-Mode S w-TIS
  • GIA-63W NAV/COM/GPS/WAAS with GS #1
  • GIA-63W NAV/COM/GPS/WAAS with GS #2
  • GDU-1044B Primary Flight Display (PFD)
  • GDU-1044B Multifunction Display (MFD)
  • GEA-71 Engine/Airframe Computer
  • GRS-77 AHRS
  • GDC-74A Air Data Computer with OAT Probe
  • GMU-44 Magnetometer
  • Garmin SafeTaxi & FliteCharts
  • Electronic Checklists
  • GFC-700 Autopilot
  • Go-Around Switch
  • Electric Trim
  • A/P Disconnect
  • Control Wheel Steering Button
  • GDL-69A Flight Information System (FIS) with XM Radio
  • ME406 Two Frequency Emergency Locator Transmitter
  • Emergency Locator Transmitter Remote Mounted Switch
  • Backup Attitude Gyro, Altimeter, and Airspeed Indicator
  • Control Wheel Push-To-Talk Switch-Pilot/Copilot
  • Mic & Phone Jacks — Pilot/Copilot/Passengers
  • Backup Manifold Pressure Indicator
  • Auxiliary Stereo Input Jack
  • Antennas:
  • Marker Beacon Antenna
  • Transponder Antenna
  • VHF/GPS Antenna (2)
  • XM Antenna
  • NAV Antenna
  • Emergency Locator Transmitter External Antenna
  • Pitot System — Heated
  • Static System
  • Handheld Microphone
  • Alternate Static Source


The proof is in the powerplant

Detailed Specifications

Performance data is based on the standard Turbo Skylane JT-A configuration, operating in International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) conditions with zero wind. Takeoff and landing field lengths are based on a level, hard surface and dry runway. 

Actual performance will vary with factors such as environmental conditions, aircraft configuration and operational/ATC procedures.

Preliminary data, subject to change.


  • Length
  • 28 ft 6 in (8.68 m)
  • Height
  • 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
  • Wingspan
  • 36 ft (10.97 m)
  • Wing Area

  • 174 sq ft (16.17 sq m)
  • 5 ft 7 in (1.69 m)
  • 9 ft (2.74 m)
    Cabin Interior
  • Height
  • Width
  • Length

  • 49 in (1.23 m)
  • 42 in (1.07 m)
  • 11 ft 2 in (3.40 m)
  • Maximum Passengers
  • 4
    Baggage Capacity
  • Weight
  • Volume

  • 200 lb (90.7 kg)
  • 32 cu ft (0.91 cu m)

Wingspan – 36 ft (10.97 m)

9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)

Length – 28 ft 6 in (8.68 m)


  • Maximum Ramp Weight
  • 3,110 lb (1,411 kg)
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight
  • 3,100 lb (1,406 kg)
  • Maximum Landing Weight
  • 2,950 lb (1,338 kg)
  • Maximum Zero Fuel Weight
  • N/A
    Usable Fuel Capacity
  • Weight
  • Volume

  • 583 lb (264 kg)
  • 87 gal (329 l)
  • Basic Operating Weight
  • 2,092 lb (949 kg)
  • Useful Load
  • 1,018 lb (462 kg)
  • Maximum Payload
  • 858 lb (389 kg)
  • Full Fuel Payload
  • 435 lb (197 kg)


  • Maximum Cruise Speed
  • 156 ktas (289 km/h)
  • Maximum Range
  • 1,360 nm (2,519 km)
  • Takeoff Distance
  • Ground Roll

  • 1,385 ft (422 m)
  • 775 ft (236 m)
  • Landing Distance
  • Ground Roll

  • 1,350 ft (411 m)
  • 590 ft (180 m)
  • Maximum Operating Altitude
  • 20,000 ft (6,096 m)
  • Maximum Climb Rate
  • 1,000 fpm (305 mpm)
  • Maximum Limit Speed
  • N/A
  • Stall Speed
  • N/A


The new 227-horsepower compression-ignition SR305-230E-C1 is a drop-in replacement for a turbocharged gas engine, which offers significant fuel-burn reduction. This innovative powerplant design affords you more time between engine overhauls to keep your operating costs at a minimum.

Engine characteristics:
• Power (sea level and ISA) (shp): 227  
• Critical altitude (ft): 10,000
• Displacement (l): 5 (305 cu in) 
• Fuel: Jet-A-1 /Jet-A
• Brake S.F.C. (lbs/hr/hp): 0.365 
• Certified ceiling (ft): 20,000
• Engine Oil: Aeroshell Diesel
• Engine speed (rpm): 2,200
• Weight (lbs): 455
• TBO (hr): 2,400

Powerplant specifications:
• Manufacturer: SMA
o Model: (1) SR305-230E-C1
o Power Output: 227 hp
• Propeller
o Manufacturer: Hartzell
o Description: 3-blade composite, constant speed