Cessna Caravan Overview
The Cessna Caravan is popular the world over as a reliable, single turboprop engine aircraft that can land on virtually any type of surface. This versatile aircraft is used heavily for island destinations, like the Bahamas.
Cessna Caravan Interior
The Caravan can seat up to 14 passengers or carry 340 cubic feet of cargo, or a combination of the two. Many aircraft have underbelly cargo pods for even more gear. The cabin is accessible by durable airstair. Other design characteristics of the Caravan include a tailplane, a braced high, tapered wing which increases aircraft stability and visibility, and the now standard Garmin G1000 glass cockpit.
Cessna Caravan Performance
The Caravan’s main landing gear and large, rough-field tires are designed specifically to absorb rougher landings on grass, gravel, and unprepared airstrips. Many Caravans have floats for water landings as well, and skis are also an option. The Caravan’s cabin is unpressurized.