Grand Caravan

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Cessna - By Textron Aviation
Estimated Hourly Cost
Take-Off Distance
2,055 ft / 626 m
Landing Distance
1,625 ft / 495 m
1,070 nm / 1,231 mi / 1,981 km
Max Cruise Speed
186 kt / 214 mph / 344 km/h
Cruising Altitude
25,000 ft / 7,620 m
Cabin Altitude
Cabin Height
4 ft 6 in / 1.37 m
Cabin Width
5 ft 4 in / 1.63 m
Cabin Length
17 ft 4 in / 5.28 m
Baggage Capacity
33.9 cu ft / 0.96 cu m

Requested Routes

Fort Lauderdale International Airpot, Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL / KFLL) to Staniel Cay Airport, Staniel Cay, Bahamas (TYM / MYES)

Page Field, Fort Myers, FL (FMY / KFMY) to Exuma International Airport, Exuma Islands, Bahamas (GGT / MYEF)

Martha’s Vineyard Municipal Airport, Martha’s Vineyard. MA (MVY / KMVY) to Francis S. Gabreski Airport, Westhampton Beach, NY (FOK / KFOK)


The Cessna Caravan was already large; now it is monstrous. The Caravan is Cessna’s biggest single-engine airplane. Comparing it to a Cessna 182 is akin to comparing a professional basketball player to a jockey – the 182 is dwarfed by the Caravan. The Grand Caravan, the most recent form, is much more intimidating. It is four feet longer than the original Caravan and is now the world’s biggest single-engine turboprop utility aircraft.Cessna developed the “Model 208 Caravan” after hiring two consultants from de Havilland Canada, the manufacturer of popular bush-planes such as the iconic and legendary Beaver, Otter, and Twin Otter. The “Model 208 Caravan” is a single-engine turboprop aircraft with a high wing, fixed tricycle landing gear, a boxy fuselage that accommodates three-abreast seating, and a large cargo door.On 9 December 1982, the first Model 208 prototype flew for the first time. The first production Caravan went off the assembly line in August 1984. It was powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) PT6A-114 turboprop engine developing 448 kW (600 SHP) and propelling the aircraft with a McCauley three-bladed reversible propeller. Take a glance at the Cessna Caravan and you’ll immediately recognize it as a workhorse. It is capable of transporting anybody and anything almost anywhere you desire. The Caravan, formally known as the Cessna 208 Caravan, is still manufactured today, and over 2,500 have been created throughout that time period.

The excellent safety record of the Cessna Caravan instills a new degree of trust in the ‘go-anywhere’ travel experience. On charter flights, the Caravan’s typical cabin arrangement provides adequate space for seven to eight people to relax comfortably in its large cabin. The Cessna Caravan is an excellent choice for charter trips to distant regions. It is adaptable for takeoff and landing in a range of terrain types, including gravel or dirt with larger tires, snow outfitted with skis, or even water once outfitted with large floats.

Cessna equipped the Caravan with a powerful and dependable Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 series engine producing 675 horsepower. This rock-solid airplane is capable of carrying 3,070 pounds.A large part of its success is due to its remarkable dispatch dependability of greater than 99 percent. Caravans can also be outfitted to include belly pods for additional storage (either cargo or additional luggage and goods. The Grand Caravan has a range of up to 1,070 nautical miles and a cruising speed of 214 miles per hour and a service ceiling of 25,000 feet. Despite its tough exterior, a Cessna Grand Caravan’s cabin is surprisingly comfortable to travel in. Indeed, it rivals the comfort of many light jets. Due to its low operating costs, it is used by many corporate commuters for “short-hop” business visits between cities.

Take advantage of the large cockpit, which is equipped with the newest technology — the GARMIN G1000 NXi avionics package. Managing the flight deck has never been easier, thanks to an enhanced graphical user interface, more powerful technology, higher-resolution displays, and more features for enhanced situational awareness.

While it may not set any speed records, that is not the point of the Caravan. It is a matter of usability and dependability. For example, nations with a lot of remote, difficult terrain significantly rely on it to deliver both people and freight to locations where other planes simply cannot land. Cessna has upgraded the Caravan series multiple times over the years. One of the most significant upgrades occurred in 2008, when they began installing the Garmin G1000 avionics package. This system superseded the previous one, significantly improving usability and, as a result, air charter safety. CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated Cessna 208B Grand Caravans available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!

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