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Cessna Caravan  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: 2,062
Also Known As: AC-208 Combat Caravan, Caravan 675, Cessna 208 Caravan, Cessna 208B, Grand Caravan, Grand Caravan EX and Super CargoMaster
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Cessna Aircraft Company
Parent System: Cessna Caravan
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: 2,062
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Description: The Cessna Caravan, 208 model, is a single turboprop aircraft used in operations such as passenger and freight transport, aerial mapping and medical evacuation. The Caravan was introduced in 1985 powered by a single PT6A-114 turboprop rated at 600-hp driving a three-blade propeller. The engine was replaced by the current 675-hp PT6A-114A in 1998. The Cessna 208B features a longer fuselage which is the basis for the Grand Caravan passenger turboprop and Super CargoMaster freight aircraft. So far, Cessna Aircraft Company has produced more than 1,700 Caravan turboprops in all models accumulating more than 10 million flight hours by 2007.

The Cessna Caravan can be configured for up to 12 passengers in the cabin. An aftermarket kit is available to configure the Caravan for amphibious operations with floats, making it a versatile tool in wilderness areas. Provided with the Oasis interior, the Caravan is a business-class aircraft featuring fully articulating and reclining leather seats, color coordinated leathers, fabrics, carpets and cabinetry, along with several entertainment and refreshment choices. The production Caravans available from early 2008 are equipped with Garmin G1000 integrated avionics package with glass cockpit and TKS ice protection. The Caravan 675 has a maximum range of 965 nm carrying a 1,500-lb payload cruising at 186 ktas.

Cessna Caravan Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Passengers: 11
Propeller Blades: 3
Dimensions
Cabin Height: 4.30 foot (52 inch)
Cabin Length: 12.7 foot (152 inch)
Cabin Width: 5.20 foot (62 inch)
Height: 14.8 foot (178 inch)
Length: 37.6 foot (451 inch)
Propeller Diameter: 106 inch (2.69 meter)
Wingspan: 52 foot (15.9 meter)
Performance
Ceiling: 25,000 foot (7,620 meter)
Landing Run Distance: 745 foot (227 meter)
Max Range: 965 nautical mile (1,111 mile)
Take Off Run Distance: 1,160 foot (354 meter)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 675 hp (504 kW)
Speed
Climb Rate: 1,234 fpm (6.29 mps)
Cruise Speed: 186 KTAS (344 kph)
Stall Speed: 61 KTAS (70 mph)
Volume
Cabin Volume: 254 cu ft (7.19 metric ton)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 335 galon (1,273 liter)
Weight
Empty Weight: 4,239 pound (1,923 kilogram)
Fuel Load: 2,248 pound (1,020 kilogram)
Max Landing Weight: 7,800 pound (3,538 kilogram)
Max Ramp Weight: 8,035 pound (3,645 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 8,000 kilogram (17,637 pound)
Payload: 3,796 pound (1,722 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Cessna Caravan News

There are 23 news between
18 Feb 2008 and 12 Apr 2017
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017FMS: Republic of Iraq Seeks Pilot and Maintenance Training
Tuesday, February 14, 2017G-CLAW Precision Guided Glide Weapon Successfully Tested against Moving Targets
Friday, October 7, 2016FMS: Iraq Requests Sale of Two AC-208 Aircraft
Tuesday, June 14, 2016FMS: Iraq Requests AC-208 Sustainment, Logistics, and Spares Support
Tuesday, September 16, 2014G-CLAW Precision Guided Weapon Achieves Successful Live-Fire Demonstration
Tuesday, May 20, 2014Cessna Receives EASA Certification for Grand Caravan EX
Monday, April 14, 2014Reignwood Group Orders 10 Cessna Grand Caravan EX Aircraft for Tourism Services in China
Wednesday, April 9, 2014Cessna Celebrates 100th Grand Caravan EX Delivery
Thursday, January 10, 2013Cessna Grand Caravan EX Earns Type Certification
Monday, July 23, 2012Cessna Introduces Grand Caravan EX Airplane

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Afghanistan26
Cessna 208B (26 aircraft) procured by Afghanistan under the Foreign Military Sales program for training purposes
Brazil?
Brazilian Air Force operates 32 Caravan airplanes
China?
Aircraft ordered by Hao Hai General Aviation Company (11); Reignwood Group (10)
Germany?
Aircraft ordered by Air Alliance GmbH (6 Model 208B Grand Caravans)
Indonesia?
Aircraft ordered by Susi Air (46 Model 208B Grand Caravan)
Iraq?
Iraqi Air Force equipped with AC-208 Combat Caravan
Russia?
Aircraft ordered by GTLK (15)

Grand Total 2614
Propulsion Systems
PT6A-114Ax1
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