The Cessna Skyhawk 172R is probably the most important type of production of light aircraft in the 1990s, as is the modern development of the most popular aircraft in the history of GA.
Product liability and the recession in the U.S. have to stop crippling the Cessna, the production of small aircraft, including the 172, a total of 1985th it was not until the signing of the General Act of aviation revitalization announced by President U. S. In August 1994, the Cessna would require the production of light aircraft again.
The new 172R Skyhawk is about 172N, but injected Textron Lycoming IO-360-L2A engine. Cessna says it is much quieter than the S-320, replaced as it produces its maximum power at only 2400rpm.
Other changes include a new interior with contoured front seats, and the record setting height adjustable ventilation entirely new multi-level, the standard four point intercom, noise inside and absorption of Power retractable seat belt harnesses with 26g.
The 172R offers epoxy protection against corrosion, control cables, stainless steel, a dual vacuum pump, tinted windows, long range tanks, instruments, backlit display with anti-reflective glass and a detector. Options 172R are two avionics packages and wheel pants.
A prototype technique 172R of an IO-360 first flew in April 1995 on, when the first new production 172R pilot its first flight April 16, 1996. This aircraft was built in Wichita, while the production 172R will be built on a completely new facility in Independence, Kansas.
The 172S Skyhawk SP is planted above the owner-users. Delivered in July 1998 with an IO-360-L2A (as in 172R), but estimated 135kW with increasing speed. It also offers a 45 kg increase in payload, a new medium and the standard leather.