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Cessna Caravan Family Surpasses 25 Million Flight Hours


Textron Aviation has announced that the Cessna Caravan turboprop family has surpassed 25 million flight hours. It reinforces the Caravan's position as the most-produced single-engine utility turboprop of all time.


“The Cessna Caravan's versatility and reliability have solidified its position as the leading aircraft in the utility turboprop category, with the program surpassing a remarkable achievement of 25 million flight hours,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president of global Sales and Flight Operations “This accomplishment is a testament to the steadfast confidence our customers have in the Caravan to fulfil their missions, deliver solutions and improve lives around the world.”


The Cessna Caravan was initially developed as a durable and economical utility aircraft that could operate in harsh environments characterized by unpredictable weather, mountainous terrain, and challenging landing conditions. Over time, the aircraft gained a reputation for its adaptability and has since been widely used by various customers worldwide, including government agencies, law enforcement, military, air ambulance operators, freight hauliers, corporations, and humanitarian organizations.


Textron Aviation is committed to investing in and developing the Cessna Caravan turboprop family. The company is dedicated to improving the Caravan's capabilities to ensure that it continues to meet the evolving needs of pilots, passengers, and aviation enthusiasts worldwide. The aircraft's cockpit is equipped with Garmin's G1000 NXi next-generation integrated flight deck, providing customers with access to the latest technology and connectivity.


The Cessna Caravan is a highly popular aircraft certified for use in over 100 countries. With over 25 million flight hours accumulated and over 3,000 aircraft delivered since its introduction, it is a versatile plane that can be used for a variety of purposes. These include flight training, recreational flying, commuter airlines, VIP transport, cargo transport, and humanitarian missions. The Cessna Grand Caravan EX is specifically designed for challenging missions, high payloads, and rough runways. There are four different models of the Cessna Caravan aircraft to choose from depending on the specific needs of the customer. These include the Caravan 208, the Grand Caravan EX 208B, the Caravan Amphibian, and the Grand Caravan EX Amphibian.



Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known worldwide for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation.



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