Cessna Caravan family soars past 25 million flight hours

Textron Aviation's legendary Cessna Caravan turboprop family has surpassed 25 million flight hours, reinforcing the Caravan 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, Global Sales and Flight Operations This accomplishment is a testament to the steadfast confidence our customers have in the Caravan to fulfill their missions, deliver solutions and improve lives around the world.

Conceived as a rugged utility aircraft with low operating costs, the Cessna Caravan was designed for use in remote areas with extreme weather changes, mountainous terrain and rough landing conditions. The aircrafts versatility became renowned in all corners of the world, and the Caravan continues to see wide use in global markets by a variety of customers, including government agencies, law enforcement and militaries, air ambulance operators, freight haulers, corporations and humanitarian organizations.

Textron Aviation is committed to the continued investment in and development of the Cessna Caravan turboprop family. The company remains dedicated to enhancing the Caravan's capabilities, ensuring it continues to meet the evolving needs of pilots, passengers and aviation enthusiasts across the globe. The aircrafts cockpit features Garmins G1000 NXi next-generation integrated flight deck to offer customers access to the latest technology and connectivity.

The Cessna Caravan is certified in 100 countries and over 3,000 aircraft have been delivered since the aircraft was introduced. Caravan aircraft fulfill roles for multiple missions, ranging from flight training to recreation, commuter airlines to VIP transport, cargo carriers and humanitarian missions.

The Cessna Grand Caravan EX was engineered for challenging missions, high payloads and short, rough runways. The four models: the Caravan 208, the Grand Caravan EX 208B, the Caravan Amphibian and the Grand Caravan EX Amphibian are powered by the PT6A family of engines.