While at Sun ‘n Fun 2014 ANN visited with Art Spengler, the Vice President of Operations for Premier Aircraft Sales. In this interview we find out that what's old can also be new. The Cessna 172 is one of the most popular airplanes in general aviation.
However if you want to buy a new one, the price can be a factor that scares you away. Premier aircraft sales has found a way to take older model Cessna 172’s and not only bring them up to date but, in some aspects, make them better than a factory new version of the
airplane. They do that by performing a complete firewall forward engine change that features the Premier 2.0 engine.
The Premier engine is manufactured in Germany, runs on diesel fuel or jet A, and is computer controlled by a single lever in the cockpit. The conversion includes a constant speed 3 blade Hartzell propeller. Premier aircraft sales not only performs a firewall forward conversions, they can also upgrade avionics and perform airframe upgrades.
You get better fuel performance, a modern airplane, and the price that is substantially lower than a new production Skyhawk. There are lots of details in this video and perhaps a refurbished airplane could be in your future.
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