Cessna Caravan Continues Brazil Success

Wichita planemaker sells nine 208s to Brazilian Air Force.

Cessna Caravan

Cessna Caravan

Cessna Caravan

Continuing a tradition of success in South America with its single-engine utility airplanes, Cessna recently inked a deal to sell nine 208 and 208B Caravans to the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira). These airplanes bring the total number of Caravans Cessna has delivered to Brazil to 32, to complement the many other existing Caravans that fly in the country.

Cessna delivered the first Caravan to Brazil in 1987. The airplane has proven a great fit for the country, thanks to its great hauling capacity, reliable turboprop engine (jet fuel, unlike avgas, is available even in remote areas) and rough and short field capabilities.