Wed, Jun 17, 2009
Indonesia's Susi Air Buys 30 Grand Caravans
Cessna has signed an agreement with Indonesia's Susi Air
for the purchase of 30 Grand Caravan single engine turboprops.
Cessna will deliver eight new Caravans in 2009 and the remainder of
the order by the end of 2011.
The 30 Grand Caravans will augment Susi Air's existing fleet of
10 Grand Caravans. Susi Air began operations with two Caravans in
December 2006, providing scheduled and charter passenger and cargo
service throughout Indonesia, as well as humanitarian airlift
support for the region.
"The Grand Caravan has proven to be the ideal aircraft for
transportation of people and cargo throughout Indonesia and Susi
Air will soon be operating the largest fleet in Asia. They now have
three models equipped with the latest Garmin G1000 avionics,
terrain and traffic awareness systems, which improve operational
capabilities and safety," said Bob Gibbs, Cessna's director of
The Grand Caravan delivers pretty impressive performance -- In
ISA conditions, at seal level, it climbs at 975 fpm and cruises at
speeds up to 184 knots. With up to 340 cubic feet of cabin space,
the Grand caravan can carry up to 12 passengers, a mountain of
cargo or a healthy combination of both. With the Grand
Caravan’s optional cargo pod, the aircraft offers a net gain
of an additional 1,000 pounds of cargo/storage capacity within a
111.5 cubic foot pod.
Also: Terra Drone, senseFly partners with MicaSense, Quadcopter Topology Optimization The Heron 1 UAV has attained Full Operational Capability (FOC), allowing two Republic of Singa>[...]
Also: SELFLY Camera-Kickstarter, Turtle Tracking Drones, Drones Save Lives! The Canadian government has recently released new regulations for recreational drone operators that carr>[...]
Also: NASA Authorization, Av-Associations, Essential Air Services, Kite String, Rotax @SnF, Car v Plane, FAA Forecast With the need to authorize the FAA before September 30 of this>[...]
"Every landing on a ship is a very precise thing. When you get 300,000, it's a pretty big testament to the skill of the aviators and the personnel who maintain the recovery equipme>[...]
Circle To Runway (Runway Number) Used by ATC to inform the pilot that he/she must circle to land because the runway in use is other than the runway aligned with the instrument appr>[...]