Cessna picks up orders and sales enquiries for Caravan models in Russia

Hartford, USA: Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc company, announced at the Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association (AOPA) Expo that Prop Transfer - its authorized sales representative in Russia and Kazakhstan - has ordered six Grand Caravans.

The aircraft will be put in service by a Russian regional airline with service to seven destinations in Southern Russia. Initial deliveries are expected to begin at the end of 2008.

According to Cessna officials, the Grand Caravan is prompting increasing curiosity among Russian regional airline operators, as evident from an increasing number of enquiries.

The Caravan models, the 675, Grand Caravan and Super Cargo Master will now boast of Garmin's G1000 integrated avionics system, including the GFC700 Autopilot as a standard feature, beginning with deliveries in March 2008.

The Garmin G1000 system designed for the Caravan includes three 10" displays - two primary flight displays (PFD) and one multi-function display (MFD).

The TKS ice protection system, which reduces ice accumulation by releasing glycol based fluid, is available as an option on cargo pod-equipped Caravans scheduled for delivery after March 2008.