AirVenture 2023: New Cessna Interiors


Whether it’s a flight school or private owner, today’s aircraft buyers demand modern interior styling, but it also has to be durable and maintenance friendly. That’s what Textron Aviation is trying to accomplish with completely redesigned interiors for its single-engine Cessna piston models. It was showing off a new interior in a 172 Skyhawk at AirVenture 2023 and Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano climbed in for a look.


    • My thoughts exactly. Also, the fit of the plug panel below the main panel leaves something to be desired. They are asking $650K for a new 182. They ought to be able to do better than that. Take a look at the Technam Lusso, eg. That’s the way to do it.

  1. I told the passengers in my car that I didn’t buy the vehicle for the bloody cup holders.

    I myself couldn’t care less. I want an aircraft where everything needed actually works.
    A more comfortable seat, better visors, an HVAC system that doesn’t just go from one extreme to the other, etc

    I don’t eat, drink, listen to music, text, emails, when I am flying. I fly and concentrate on it. Strange concept, but it does work….

  2. 172, 182, 206. Three fine and venerable aircraft. Great enhancements. Nice looking interiors. Way to go Cessna.

    Autoland now in the King Air (announced yesterday and wow!)! How long before we will see autoland in the 172?

  3. Great to see aircraft interior design and finishes starting to pull even with boats. In another decade or two, they might catch up to car interiors. Today’s 182 costs north of $700,000 the cost of a new Bentley is under $200,000.