The airplane we flew for our report was the first production Skylane NXi. It was outfitted with the Garmin G1000 NXi flat-panel avionics suite with dual color displays, Garmin GFC700 integrated autopilot, dual ADAHRS, standard ADS-B In and Out, enhanced digital HSI, Vertical Situation Display, Visual Approach, Surface Watch ground operations utility and Sirius XM Weather.
Price as flown: $505,000
Base price: $480,000
Main Construction: Metal
Engine: Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5
Propeller: McCauley, 3-blade, metal, constant speed, 79” diameter
Avionics: Garmin G1000 NXi
Landing Gear: Fixed
Empty Weight: 1,968 lbs.
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 3,100 lbs.
Payload (Full Fuel): 620 lbs.
Useful Load: 1,142 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 87 gal./522 lbs. usable
Wingspan: 36 ft.
Length: 29 ft.
Height: 9 ft. 4 in.
Cabin Width: 42 in.
Maximum Climb Rate: 924 fpm
Top Cruise Speed: 145 kts
Maximum Operating Altitude: 18,100 ft.
Maximum Range: 915 nm
Stall, Landing Configuration: 49 kts
Takeoff Distance: 1,514 ft. (795 ft. groundroll)
Landing Distance: 1,350 ft. (590 ft. groundroll)