The Cessna Caravan is a single-engine turboprop airplane manufactured by Cessna. It is generally used as a short-haul airliner and utility aircraft.
The first prototype Caravan flew in December 1982, intended as a replacement for previous models such as the Cessna 206. The aircraft was introduced in 1984, and shortly after FedEx became the Caravan's biggest customer, leading them to add 48 inches to the airplane's fuselage. This became the 208B Super Cargomaster variant.
The fourth variant in the series, the Grand Caravan, was introduced in October 1990.
The Cessna Caravan measures a total of 37 feet and 7 inches long, with a wingspan of 51 feet and one inch. The aircraft features a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-114A engine that produces approximately 600 to 1,075 horsepower, with a fuel capacity of 332 gallons plus a 45-minute reserve.