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Caravan family soars past 25 million flight hours
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.
With over 25 million flight hours, the Caravan is the most produced single-engine utility turboprop of all time.

The Cessna Caravan turboprop family has surpassed 25 million flight hours, reinforcing the Caravan's status 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 programme surpassing a remarkable achievement of 25 million flight hours," says 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 fulfil 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 aircraft's 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 organisations.

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

The Cessna Caravan is certified in 100 countries, has more than 25 million flight hours amassed and over 3,000 aircraft have been delivered since it was introduced. Caravan aircraft fulfil 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. Customers can choose between four models of the Cessna Caravan aircraft to best fit their mission: the Caravan 208, the Grand Caravan EX 208B, the Caravan Amphibian and the Grand Caravan EX Amphibian. The aircraft family is powered by the PT6A family of engines.

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