Cessna C208B

General Information

Manufacturer: Cessna

Role: Utility aircraft

First flight: December 9, 1982  

Primary airlines: FedEx Express, Mokulele Airways, Tropic Ocean Airways

Passenger seating: 2-14; Cargo

Models: C208A, C208-Amphibian, C280B 

Features

  • Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A turboprop engine
  • Glass cockpit with the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics system
  • Fixed tricycle landing gear

Fun Facts

  • The aircraft operates in 70 countries around the world.
  • The Cargomaster freighter variant was developed for FedEx which uses more than 250 of the aircraft across North America.
  • The Caravan I, also known as the Model 208, is a simple load-hauler built for rugged operations in jungle clearings and desert strips of third-world countries.
  • The startup commuter FLOAT, which stands for “Fly Over All Traffic”, offers air taxi service using the 9 seat Cessna C208B in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas.
  • The C208B Caravan can be equipped with Wipaire 8000 floats in place of the landing gear for water landings.

Type Rating

Pilots must earn their type rating in the Cessna C208B to be qualified to fly this aircraft. In most cases, the airline you fly for will get you type-rated.

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