Cessna Grand Caravan, an exceptional and useful aircraft, built by Cessna, offers many practical benefits.
There are seats for eight passengers and two pilots in the standard seating configuration. Cessna Grand Caravan is also used for cargo operations.
Producing 675 horsepower at 1,900 rpm, Cessna Grand Caravan is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-114A turboprop engine. That’s why the Grand Caravan is the go-to aircraft for both business and pleasure.
“With sales exceeding the 1000 mark the useful Caravan is a popular utility workhorse worldwide.
Design work for the Caravan dates back to the early eighties. First flight of a prototype occurred on December 9 1982 and certification was granted in October 1984.
When production began the following year it became the first all new single engine turboprop powered aircraft to achieve production status.” (Airlines.net)
This aircraft keeps up with the most demanding requirements, whatever your destination is, it can take you there and it can land in places at your choice. If you are hunter or fisherman, Grand Caravan can get you in virgin and beautiful places. There is plenty luggage space and room for your best friends. Flexibility is another word to describe this aircraft.
Caravan has the required equipment to handle problematical situations. The large wings offer some advantages to Grand Caravan , great visibility, stability, sun blocking and also weather protection.
Another characteristic of the Grand Caravan is the easy access to pilot, passenger and cargo doors. The durable aluminum from which is built Caravan makes it easy for maintenance and repair. The airframe has no life limits.
There are still many things to say about function and design. Grand Caravan is an excellent aircraft of land, air and sea, no matter what kind of weather is, it can make your wish came true.
A TKS anti-icing system
The flexibility is another characteristic of this aircraft and this feature is because some important elements such as: the main gear (with a flexible design perfect for grass, gravel and even rough airstrips), the nose gear (is engineered to absorb both vertical and lateral force), the large rough-field tires and also the floats that you can add to your Caravan, in this way your landing will be as smooth as the flight itself.
A durable airstair is created to help the passengers to board quickly; also the door is easily closed or opened from outside or inside.
For increasing the safety it has been engineered a TKS anti-icing system.
So, the performances are at their best.
|Height||15 ft 6 in (4.72 m)|
|Lengt||41 ft 7 in (12.68 m)|
|Wingspan||52 ft 1 in (15.88 m)|
Grand Caravan Interior
Interior If you are flying either with your family or for business interest the Cessna Grand Caravan is the best decision you can take. In this aircraft can fit 12 passengers, it has up to 340 cubic feet (9.6 m3), also you can carry a lot of cargo and your excursions will be excellent.
The leather seats - redesigned, the wood trim, the cabinetry, the flat-panel video displays make this an elegant aircraft.
You can reposition or remove the seats to help passengers or cargo, for a better positioning. Grand Caravan has a double cargo door which greatly eases your work. So we realize that it will be a better access for loaders.
|Height||54 in (1.37 m)|
|Width||64 in (1.62 m)|
|Length||21 ft 4 in (6.49 m)|
|Standard Seating Capacity||10|
|Baggage Capacity||31 cubic ft (0.9 cubic m)|
Grand Caravan Avionics
- We can observe here the Garmin G1000 glass cockpit which integrates all primary flight, also an engine and a sensor data, necessary for flight.
- The system is composed of: a dual Nav/Comm/GPS, a fully integrated transponder, Two LCD primary flight displays.
- Another important piece is the Multifunction Display from center that show the real-time flight-critical data, including traffic, digital attitude, heading, engine, airframe Indication and Crew Alerting.
- We also have to consider the capabilities of Garmin’s new digital, fully-integrated GFC 700 automated flight control system.
- With all these things your safety and confidence will be at maximum.
Flight Control System
The controls for the Garmin GFC have innovative features like: airspeed hold, pitch hold and coupled VNAV, overspeed protection. We should add here a significant thing: the lateral and vertical guidance, also the capabilities formerly are available only on the most sophisticated business jets.
Color Weather Radar
The weather is a major problem for many airplanes. So, for noticing and avoiding rough weather, the G1000 glass incorporates the Garmin GWX 68 Airborne Color Weather Radar, that will offers to the pilot the best detailed pictures of flight conditions, which increases safety of Grand Caravan.
Grand Caravan Engine
This aircraft has over 300 million total flight hours to its credit. The overhaul of the Caravan’s Pratt & Whitney PT6 engine should be done at the interval of 3,600 hours and a hot section inspection at 1,800 hours. In less than 15 minutes, the cowling can be removed, showing the engine and accessories. So you can keep this splendid aircraft in the sky, where it belongs.
Pratt & Whitney PT6A-114A turboprop engine
Producing 675 horsepower at 1,900 rpm, Cessna Grand Caravan is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-114A turboprop engine, a more powerful engine than at the other Caravan model.
The engine indication system shows numeric readouts of critical engine fuel and electrical indications for torque and other. Also it’s installed a wet type standby engine torque gauge.
Safety is another word that characterizes Cessna for more than 80 years. Caravan customers have a lot of benefits: first is the insurance, second – the lower costs, third – the confidence.
But most importantly, the Cessna efforts to improve safety have a great consequence like the peace of mind and the confidence when you take to the skies.
|Single Pilot Certified||Yes|
|Maximum Cruise Speed||184 ktas (341 km/h)|
|Certified Ceiling||25,000 ft (7,620 m)|
|Takeoff Distance||2,420 ft (738 m)|
|Landing Distance||1,795 ft (547 m)|
|Rate of Climb at Sea Level||975 fpm (297 mpm)|
|Range||917 nm (1,698 km)|
|Maximum Weights||Grand Caravan|
|Ramp Weight||8,785 lb (3,985 kg)|
|Takeoff Weight||8,750 lb (3,969 kg)|
|Landing Weight||8,500 lb (3,856 kg)|
|Zero Fuel Weight||N/A lb (N/A kg)|
|Usable Fuel Capacity||2,224 lb (1,009 kg)|
|Typically-Equipped Empty Weight||5,051 lb (2,291 kg)|
|Useful Load||3,734 lb (1,694 kg)|
|Maximum Payload||3,449 lb (1,564 kg)|
|Full-Fuel Payload||1,510 lb (685 kg)|
|Manufacturer||Pratt & Whitney|
|Model (Number)||PT6A-114A (1)|
|Time Between Overhauls||3,600 hr|
Pricing and Cost
Price is $2,017,225
|Operating Costs||Grand Caravan|
|Cost per Mile||$2.13|
|Cost per Hour||$362|