Cessna 208B Grand Caravan – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

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Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
AIRCRAFT NAME
208B Grand Caravan
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Cessna
RANGE
529 nm
SPEED
184 kts
PASSENGERS
9 people
ACQUISITION COST
$2225000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PT6A-114A 1
AVIONICS
Garmin G1000
WINGSPAN
52.1 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

Introduced in 1982, the Cessna Caravan has become a premier utility aircraft. Designed for ease of operation and dependability, the Caravan has become popular as both a people and cargo hauler for short routes. FedEx was one of the initial customers and FedEx Caravans have logged well over 1 million flight hours to date. The spacious interior can easily be converted from passengers to cargo, or a combination thereof. A cargo pod, mounted beneath the fuselage, is available and the Caravan is also available as an amphibious aircraft.
 
Initially featuring a 600 shp PT6A-114, current models have the 675 shp PT6A-114A. The 208B is a stretched version and is available in passenger, cargo, and amphibious versions.