The Cessna 172S was introduced in 1998 and is powered by a Lycoming IO-360-L2A producing 180 horsepower (134 kW). The maximum engine rpm was increased from 2,400 rpm to 2,700 rpm resulting in a 20 hp (15 kW) increase over the “R” model. As a result, the maximum takeoff weight was increased to 2,550 lb (1,157 kg). This model is marketed under the name Skyhawk SP, although the Type Certification data sheet specifies it is a 172S.


SpecificationCessna 172S
Basic Operating Weight1,717 lbs
Max Payload641 lbs
Cabin Length11 ft 10 in
Cabin Height4 ft 0 in
Cabin Width3 ft 6 in
Length27 ft 2 in
Height8 ft 11 in
Wingspan36 ft 1 in
Engine ManufacturerLycoming
Engine ModelIO-360-L2A
Fuel Type100LL
Thrust / Horse Power160 or 180 hp
Number of Cylinders4
Top Speed126 kts
Cruise Speed122 kts
Max Range610 NM