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Cessna SkyCourier Installed with New Gravel Kit

Cessna SkyCourier Installed with New Gravel Kit

Textron Aviation has introduced a gravel kit for its new twin-engine Cessna SkyCourier turboprop to enhance its capability on unimproved runways. The aircraft will be first delivered later this month.

The company said the kit upgrade helps Cessna SkyCourier meet the needs of customers coming from humanitarian organizations, government agencies, law enforcement and militaries, air ambulance operators, etc.

“Cessna aircraft have been moving people and critically-needed goods in and out of remote areas for decades, and this new capability allows SkyCourier customers to operate in some of the world’s most demanding environments,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, Sales and Flight Operations, Textron Aviation.

Cessna SkyCourier achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification in March 2022 and has a maximum cruise speed of more than 370km per hour with a range of approximately 900 nm.

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