|Model 208 Caravan|
2004 Cessna 208B
|Primary user||FedEx Express (253)|
|Unit cost||$1. A turboprop engine is a type of aircraft powerplant that uses a Gas turbine engine to drive a Propeller. An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing building testing selling and maintaining Aircraft, Aircraft parts The Cessna Aircraft Company is an airplane manufacturing corporation headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. The maiden flight of an Aircraft is the first occasion on which an aircraft leaves the ground of its own accord Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) FedEx Express is a cargo airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. 5 million to $1. 9 million USD|
|Variants||Soloy Pathfinder 21|
The Cessna 208 Caravan, also known as the Cargomaster, is a single turboprop engine, fixed-gear short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft built in the USA by Cessna. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout A turboprop engine is a type of aircraft powerplant that uses a Gas turbine engine to drive a Propeller. An airliner is a large Fixed-wing aircraft with the primary function of transporting paying passengers The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Cessna Aircraft Company is an airplane manufacturing corporation headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. The airplane typically seats nine passengers, with a single person crew, although with a FAR Part 23 waiver, it can seat up to fourteen passengers. Overview Fixed-wing aircraft range from small training and recreational aircraft to Wide-body aircraft and military cargo aircraft. The Federal Aviation Regulations, or FAR s are rules prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA governing all Aviation activities in the The aircraft is also used for cargo feederliner operations. A regional airliner is a small Airliner designed to fly between 35 and 100 passengers from point to point on short-haul flights
Design and development
The prototype first flew in December 1982 for two years of certification and testing. The production model was certified by the FAA in October of 1984. The Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of Since then, the Caravan has undergone a number of design evolutions. Working with FedEx, Cessna produced first the Cargomaster, and followed that with the stretched and upgraded Super Cargomaster. FedEx Corporation ( is a Logistics services company based in the United States. The passenger model, the Grand Caravan, was derived from the Super Cargomaster.
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan factory demonstrator, with under-belly baggage locker, bearing the Cessna Caravan motto "Sure Thing"
2004 model Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Skydivers walking to a Cessna 208 on Texel
Caravan on amphibious floats. Texel is a municipality and an Island in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.
Caravan flies overhead on short approach. FedEx Corporation ( is a Logistics services company based in the United States.
Cessna offers the 208B in many configurations. Centennial Airport lies within Arapahoe and Douglas counties and adjacent to Centennial Colorado, a suburb of Denver. The basic 208 airframe can be outfitted with various types of landing gear, allowing it to operate in a wide variety of environments. Airframe means the mechanical structure of an Aircraft and as generally used does not include the engines In Aviation, the undercarriage or landing gear is the structure (usually wheels that supports an Aircraft on the ground and allows it to taxi Some common adaptations include skis, enlarged tires for unprepared runways, and pontoon floats on the Caravan Amphibian model. A ski is a long flat device worn on the feet designed to help the wearer slide smoothly over snow A runway ( RWY) is a strip of land on an Airport, on which Aircraft can take off and land. A pontoon is a flat-bottomed Boat or the floats used to support a structure on water A floatplane is a type of Seaplane, with slender Pontoons (known as "floats" mounted under the fuselage only the floats of a floatplane normally come
In the cabin, the Caravan can be outfitted with seats or cargo holds. The standard high-density airline configuration features four rows of 1-2 seating behind the two seats in the cockpit. An airline provides air transport services for Passengers or Freight, generally with a recognized operating certificate or license This variant is capable of holding up to thirteen passengers, although it is marketed as being able to make a profit carrying just four.  The cabin can also be configured in a low density passenger configuration, with 1-1 seating, as a combination of passengers and cargo, or as a strictly cargo aircraft. Many variants include an under-belly cargo pod, which can be used for additional freight capacity, or for passenger baggage. Cargo (or freight) refers to goods or produce transported generally for Commercial gain by ship, aircraft, train, Luggage is any number of Bags cases and containers which hold a Traveller s articles during transit.
On the flight deck, the 208 features standard analog gauges alongside modern digital avionics including digital autopilot and GPS, and modern radio and transponder equipment. Analogue electronics (or analog in American English) are those electronic systems with a continuously Variable signal Avionics means "aviation electronics" It comprises electronic systems for use on aircraft artificial satellites and spacecraft comprising Communications An autopilot is a mechanical electrical or hydraulic system used to guide a vehicle without assistance from a human being Basic concept of GPS operation A GPS receiver calculates its position by carefully timing the signals sent by the constellation of GPS Satellites high above the Earth A transponder is an electronic device that produces a response when it receives a radio-frequency interrogation Cessna offers two avionics packages from separate manufacturers, one from Garmin, and the other from Bendix/King, a division of Honeywell
- 208A Caravan I The basic introductory model, outfitted for passenger operation. Garmin Ltd ( incorporated in George Town, Cayman Islands, is the parent company of a group of companies founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min Honeywell ( is a major American multinational conglomerate company that produces a variety of consumer products engineering services and aerospace systems *
- 208A Caravan 675 The current production model of the basic Caravan, with higher-powered PT6A-114A engine.
- 208A Cargomaster Developed with FedEx, a pure cargo version of the Caravan. FedEx Corporation ( is a Logistics services company based in the United States. Fedex took delivery of 40 of these aircraft.
- 208B Grand Caravan A stretch of the Caravan I by 4 feet. The 208B also features a more powerful PT6A-114A engine. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout
- 208B Super Cargomaster The cargo variant of the 208B series. FedEx took delivery of 260 of these.
- Caravan Amphibian A 208A Caravan with Wipaire 8000 floats in place of the landing gear, for water landings. Amphibious versions of the floats are available to permit land operations.
- Soloy Pathfinder 21 A twin engine stretch of the 208 developed by the Soloy Corporation. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout This aircraft features two PT6D-114A engines driving a single propeller, and a 70 inch stretch behind the wing. 
- U-27A A military offering of the 208A.
- C-98 The Brazilian Air Force designation for the standard U-27. The Brazilian Air Force ( Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) is the air branch of the Brazilian armed forces and one of the three national
- C-16 The proposed United States Army designation for an armed version of the U-27 that was intended to be used in Central America for counter guerrilla/insurgency warfare. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. However this aircraft was rejected due to the aircraft's vulnerability to ground fire. Anti-aircraft warfare, or air defense, is any method of engaging hostile military Aircraft in defence of ground objectives, ground or naval forces
- United States
Concret-Mix S. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the FedEx Express is a cargo airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Mokulele Airlines is an independent Commuter airline based in Kailua-Kona Hawaii. Kenmore Air is an American Airline based in the small town of Kenmore, Washington, USA on Lake Washington north of New Mexico Airlines is an American commuter airline Brand founded by Dallas Texas -based Pacific Air Holdings to operate flights in New Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Air Caraïbes is the Regional airline of the French Caribbean which comprises the overseas departments of France Guadeloupe and Martinique Panama, officially the Republic of Panama (República de Panamá) is the southernmost country of Central America. Aeroperlas ( Aerolineas Islas de Las Perlas) is an Airline based in Panama City, Panama. Air Panama is an international Airline based in Panama City. It provides air services throughout Panama and to San José, Costa Rica, It is Panama's Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay ( Spanish: República del Paraguay; Guaraní: Tetã Paraguái) is one of the only A
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Data from http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=158
- Crew: 1-2 (Aircraft is certified for single pilot operation)
- Capacity: 14
- Length: 41 ft 7 in (12. ( Bengali: বাংলাদেশ inc-Latn Bangladesh) officially The Bangladesh Army ( Bangla: Bānglādesh Shenā Bāhini, বাংলাদেশ সেনাবাহিনী is the land forces branch of the |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld The Brazilian Air Force ( Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) is the air branch of the Brazilian armed forces and one of the three national Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the By right or might For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. The Iraqi Air Force or IQAF (Arabic Al Quwwa al Jawwiya al Iraqiya القوة الجوية العراقية is the military branch in Iraq responsible Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa The South African Air Force (SAAF is the Air force of South Africa, with headquarters in Pretoria. The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj The Royal Thai Army is the Army of Thailand. It is the oldest and largest branch of the Royal Thai Armed Forces. Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. The Colombian National Armada ( Armada Nacional Colombiana or de Colombia) is the naval armed force of Colombia. 67 m)
- Wingspan: 52 ft 1 in (15. The wingspan (or just span) of an airplane or a Bird, is the distance from the left wingtip to the right wingtip 88 m)
- Height: 14 ft 2 in (4. 32 m)
- Wing area: 279. 4 ft² (26 m²)
- Empty weight: 4570 lb (2078 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 8750 lb (3970 kg)
- Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114 McCauley, 675 hp (505 kW)
- Maximum speed: 171 mph (324 km/h)
- Range: 1080 nautical miles (2000 km)
- Rate of climb: 770 ft/min (3. The Maximum Takeoff Weight or Maximum Takeoff Mass of an Aircraft is the maximum weight at which the pilot of the aircraft is allowed to attempt to take off Pratt & Whitney Canada ( PWC) is a Canadian Aircraft engine manufacturer WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout McCauley is a Surname. It may refer to Alyn McCauley - professional ice hockey player Barbara McCauley - romance novelist In Aviation, V-speeds or Velocity-speeds are standard terms used to define Airspeeds important or useful to the operation of Aircraft, such The maximal total range is the distance an Aircraft can fly between Takeoff and Landing, as limited by fuel capacity in powered aircraft or cross-country In Aerodynamics, the rate of climb RoC is the speed at which an Aircraft increases its Altitude. 9 m/s)
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