Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cessna Aircraft sells its 100th Grand Caravan EX!

Cessna Aircraft Company recently announced that it has sold its 100th Grand Caravan EX. The latest model received FAA certification in January 2013 and is powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-140 which gives it a 38% better rate of climb, a 350 foot shorter take off roll and a 12 knot faster cruise speed.


Photo by Cessna Aircraft Company

The owner of the 100th Caravan EX is Hussain Ali Rashid Almoalla who plans on personally flying it all the way back to Abu Dhabi, a 9000nm trip. 

Mr. Almoalla stated, "I am delighted to add the Cessna Grand Caravan EX to our fleet. The Cessna Grand Caravan EX is reliable, efficient and ideal for my needs. My expectations of this aircraft have far been exceeded. I am very impressed with the power it displayed on the first flight, as well as its ease of maintenance, impressive Garmin G1000 avionics and spacious interior. It is abundantly clear I have made the right decision."

I am sure that it will not take Cessna very long to sell its next 100 Grand Caravan EX's. It's an amazing aircraft that has virtually no competition.