Cessna 182 floatplane airplane model. In March, 1956, Cessna announced a new Model 182, which was an addition to the standard fixed-gear family, but powered by a 230-hp Continental O-470-S. This airplane was available in Standard, Skylane, and Skylane II versions, with factory-installed options to enhance customer appeal. ,The ,Cessna 182 ,Skylane is a light aircraft with a single engine and four seats. The ,182 ,has the capacity for one crew member and three passengers and also includes an option of adding two child seats which can be installed in the baggage area. The empty weight is 1,970 lb (894 kg) and the gross weight is 3,110 lb (1,411 kg).