Caravan Safety

With more than 11 million fleet hours under its massive, stalwart wings, the Cessna Caravan has set legendary standards for a workhorse aircraft. Yet this phenomenal performer is far from content to rest on its hard-earned laurels. In today’s Caravan, there are even more tools to help you get the job done. The Caravan features a next-generation glass cockpit and a new anti-ice system, empowering you to venture into inclement weather with even more confidence. So climb aboard. Fire up the ultra-dependable, 675-horsepower Pratt & Whitney turbine engine. And go get ‘em.

Caravan is staking its claim in the world of freight delivery. Every month, more than 1,600 Caravans log more than 71,000 hours – that’s more than half a billion miles since the Caravan first took off more than 20 years ago.

Federal Express operates more than 250 Caravan Super Cargomasters. This model’s low-operating costs and large useful-load capability assists Federal Express with providing affordable overnight service to small communities around the world.

Peace of mind. Wingtip to wingtip.

The Caravan embodies a marriage of authentic, time-honored aviation design and continuous refinements based on years of customer feedback. It starts with a timeless high-wing design that offers many practical benefits, including greater stability and superb visibility. The high-wing design also results in easy access to pilot, passenger and cargo doors. These and other proven design features deliver peace of mind to every aspect of the flight experience.

King of land, air and sea.

When your travels turn towards the sea, the Caravan Amphibian can take you anywhere. Durable amphibious floats make your landing as smooth as the flight itself – whether the Amphibian is touching down wet or dry.

Key Safety Feature:

The Cessna Caravan was the first single-engine aircraft in Canada to be certified for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight with passengers on January 29, 1993. It was approved in the United States on May 4th, 1998.

Its exceptional reliability and safety makes it one of the most unique and versatile aircraft built today. See our <applications section> for a preview of the Caravan’s features.

Redundancy features which allowed it to be approved as the first single-engine IFR aircraft are emergency power lever, alternate power system, standby flap system, and fuel pump reliability.

  • Additional flap motor provides flap redundancy.
  • Automatically provides redundant power in the case of primary failure.
  • Vacuum and electric flight instruments for redundancy.
  • Motive flow pump operates on system pressure and contains no moving parts.
  • Backup electrical pump provides automatic redundancy.

The Cessna Caravan has a 99-percent-dispatch-reliability rate, which is why companies like Fedex rely on this aircraft to deliver over and over again. Numerous equipment redundancies keep your aircraft flying by ensuring critical systems always have a back up.