Cessna Grand Caravan EX certified

Cessna’s Grand Caravan EX has earned FAA Type Certification, company officials report, adding it has outperformed initial targets.

Powered by the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140 engine, the Grand Caravan EX boasts a 38% improvement in the rate of climb of the Grand Caravan, a figure that exceeds the original 20% improvement projection.

“When we started with this design, we knew we could push the performance envelope on the Grand Caravan EX and get it into service for our customers in ‘high and hot’ missions, but the performance we’ve realized through the certification process with the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140 engine has truly exceeded our already aggressive performance targets,” said Lannie O’Bannion, Cessna business leader for the Caravan.

First deliveries of the airplane are already underway.

For more information: Cessna.com

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