The Cessna T206H is a turbocharged version of the 206H.
The Cessna 206 is Cessna’s biggest single-engine fixed-gear piston. Stationair is an apt name for this aircraft as it was built to carry passengers and cargo. The Cessna 206 is essentially three models sharing a common airframe. The 205 was introduced in 1963 (being based on the Model 210 with fixed gear). The 205 was produced for two years. In 1964, Cessna added more utility with a redesigned wing, bigger flaps and a double door on the right side for cargo and passenger loading. Technically, Cessna used the designation U206. A stretch of the fuselage brought about the Cessna 207 in 1967. The 207 was produced up until 1984. The 206 was produced until 1986 and then it was reintroduced in 1998. Both normal and turbocharged 206’s were built.
A 300 hp Lycoming powers the normal 206 and a 310 hp Lycoming, the turbocharged 206. The 206 seats six passengers and the 207 seats seven. While it has a big cabin, the emphasis was on utility and noise levels on earlier aircraft are high during high power applications. A cargo pod is available, as well as floats. While you cannot go full gas a full passengers, the 206 and T206 both come very close.
The aircraft is stable and predictable, like the trustworthy station wagon the Stationair gets its name from. Over 8500 205/206/207 models were built up to 1986. Today, Cessna sells the 206H and turbocharged T206H.
From 2005, the T206H was equipped with the Garmin 1000 digital avionics suite, that features two large LCD cockpit displays.