Starting in 2024, the Caravan and Grand Caravan EX, will offer the Garmin G1000 NXi, according to company officials. Avionics that will become standard include the GDL 60 datalink, the GTX 345DR diversity transponder, and the GI 275 electronic standby.
With the delivery of a Cessna Grand Caravan EX to a Brazilian company in Jan. 13, 2023, Textron Aviation hit a milestone: The 3,000th Caravan delivered worldwide.
“We did this flight manual supplement to align the Outside Ambient Temperature (OAT) flight and ground limit for a floated Caravan with that of a wheeled Caravan,” explains Brad Kutz, vice president of engineering for Wipaire. “Prior to this, the ground OAT was limited to 42C (107.6F). Now, it has been raised to 47C (116.6F).”
Raisbeck Engineering reports it has successfully completed its pre-certification flight tests for its new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) program for the EPIC Caravan, a drag reduction system designed for the Cessna Caravan 208B.
The Airforms replacement covers the crew ladders for the pilot’s and co-pilot’s sides for most Cessna Caravan C208 and C208B/EX models. The ladders are produced with bushing material in the upper and lower arm assemblies to eliminate galvanic corrosion issues, according to company officials.
Both the composite and aluminum propellers were designed specifically for the Honeywell 950 shaft horsepower TPE331 engines by Hartzell’s engineering team for the Supervan-modified 208 and 208B Caravans. The result is a “true 200+ knot airplane, with a 40% reduction in takeoff roll and a substantially greater rate of climb,” according to company officials.
Air Serv International has donated the use of one of its airplanes to assist Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in responding to an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ebola, already a highly contagious disease, can have disastrous effects in developing countries where healthcare might already be minimal. In an effort to […]
MANASSAS, Virginia – Aurora Flight Sciences recently demonstrated its Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) on a Cessna Caravan. On Oct. 17, 2016, Aurora demonstrated the system’s automated flight capabilities with ALIAS flying a Caravan through basic maneuvers under the supervision of a pilot. Developed under contract through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), ALIAS […]
FlightSafety International will install two Level D qualified simulators for Cessna Caravan aircraft at its Wichita East Learning Center. One will be equipped with Garmin G1000 and the other with Garmin G600 avionics. Training is expected to begin using both simulators in January 2016. “The two Cessna Caravan simulators we are installing in Wichita reflect the […]