Frequently Asked Questions
1 What aircraft are eligible for this modification?
2 What work needs to be done to the aircraft to complete the
3 How much work is this?
4 How long will it take to do the modification?
5 Will the aircraft be heavier?
6 How long will it take to get a kit?
7 Can I get a production slot to hold my order?
8 Can I purchase the kit in stages, or do I have to buy the entire
kit at one time?
9 What other projects are you working on?
10 How much does your kit cost?
11 How much does an engine cost?
12 What do I do with my removed engine and propeller?
What aircraft are eligible for this
The Cessna 206 series aircraft including the following models: all 206, all
U206 except H, and all P206 except H.
What work needs to be done to the aircraft to
complete the modification?
Read the Installation page.
How much work is this?
Any well-equipped aircraft maintenance shop can perform the modification.
There are several structural enhancements to the fuselage door post area,
firewall and engine area. Read the Installation
page for more details.
How long will it take to do the modification?
The estimated time it takes to do the complete
engine conversion is 200 man-hours.
Will the aircraft be heavier?
Yes. The structural enhancements and the heavier TIO-540 turbocharged engine do
add to the aircraft's empty weight. The actual weight will vary depending on
each specific aircraft.
How long will it take to get a kit?
We are presently 12-14 weeks out on fulfilling a complete kit order.
Can I get a production slot to hold my order?
Yes. We will assign a production number to you after receiving a confirmed order
along with a 10% deposit.
Can I purchase the kit in
or do I have to buy the entire kit at one time?
Either way. You may purchase the complete kit with all components shipped
at one time. This is the most cost-effective method. Or, you may choose to
purchase the kit in stages. This option allows for you
to get started on the airframe modifications while you are waiting for the
engine and propeller components. Go to Purchasing
Options for more details.
What other projects are you working on?
None at the current time.
How much does your kit cost?
Please contact us for the current pricing.
How much does an engine cost?
The prices may vary greatly depending on what type of engine you decide to buy.
At the low end is a used engine with time remaining, which you might pick up for
$15,000. An overhauled engine runs between $18,500 and $40,000 depending on the
shop and what options you choose (Lycoming is $33,700). A factory remanufactured
(rebuilt) engine is $42,900. These prices do not include the core charge of
$14,700. Some engine shops may take your IO-520 core on trade. A brand new
engine from Lycoming lists for around $105,000 outright, no core required.
We are an OEM for Lycoming and can provide you with a brand new
engine at a substantially reduced price.
What do I do with my removed engine
You may be able to use your engine as a core for an overhauled TIO-540 if the
engine shop allows this. Or, you may sell it outright on the open market. If we do
the installation, we will retain the engine/propeller and broker it for you, or
you may sell it yourself. If we do the
installation and supply you with an engine, we can offer you a trade-in allowance. Your engine and propeller, as
removed, is very marketable in a range of $10,000 to $30,000, depending on the
time remaining and overall condition. There are many thousands of aircraft
flying today with the IO-520 installed.