Cessna builds Twin-Otter competitor
The American aircraft manufacturer presents its biggest ever model: The Cessna Sky Courier can transport cargo and passengers. A large order has already been secured.
It is not a unfilled market. A number of Other manufacturers have already planes in this size class in the offer. Since it is about the Antonov an-28-based PZL M28 Skytruck (18 passengers), the Czech Let L-410 (19 passengers), Dornier Do228 (19 seats), the Chinese Harbin Y-12 (17 passengers), and as a classic the De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter (19 seats). Nevertheless, Cessna dares now exactly in this market.
Sky Courier 408, the new turboprop aircraft is, the the tradition of producer rich on Tuesday (28. November) for the first time presented. He penetrates a new area. So far, the Cessna Caravan with 14 seats, its largest product. The new flyer is also the first of Cessna, which is aimed explicitly at some larger airlines.
50 flyers are already sold
The Sky Courier 408 is available in two variants. The passenger version can accommodate 19 passengers. It has one door for the passengers and the pilots, in order to allow quick Boarding and has cabin, no pressure. The freighter is designed for 3 LD3 standard containers with a maximum weight of 2.7 tonnes. It loaded quickly, it has a large side door.
Cessna believes that, already in 2020 the first copies to customers deliver. Also, a first-time customer is found. Fedex has ordered for the launch of the new model 50 Sky Courier 408. A Sky Courier is noted on the prize list with 5.5 million dollars. At the same time, the logistics provider has secured an Option for 50 more copies.
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