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C208 Caravan / C208B Grand Caravan

The turbine-powered 208 Caravan and its stretched variant the 208B Grand-Caravan allow large payloads to be carried over great distances

The Cessna 208 Caravan has become the backbone of MAF’s fleet and provides a great combination of range, capacity and flexibility.

The simple design and construction, along with a reliable Pratt and Whitney turbine engine which runs on Jet fuel, combine to keep maintenance time and costs to a minimum.

To suit rough airstrips, the Caravans are fitted with sturdy landing gear, larger tires, mud flaps, rubber scraper for the nose tire, and slighter longer nose gear to help prevent mud and rocks being thrown into the propeller when landing.

Right now, there is simply no other single engine aircraft in the category of a Caravan which is better suited for the work in South Sudan.

– Roland Sedlmeier, MAF pilot

Fully equipped for instrument flying, with GPS, weather radar and Stormscope, the Caravan is reliable and can still operate safely in more challenging conditions such as storms or during the rainy season.

In Mongolia for example, where ground temperatures can drop as low as -40ºC in winter, the Grand Caravan is fitted with full de-icing equipment.

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The turbine-powered 208 Caravan and its stretched variant the 208B Grand Caravan allow large payloads to be carried over great distances.

Capacity

Carries up to 13 passengers (208B) and 1,150kg supplies

Performance

­Cruising speed: 170 mph

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Number in worldwide fleet

9 (208)
20 (208B)

Places in use

Angola
Chad
DR Congo
Haiti
Indonesia
Kenya
Madagascar
Mongolia
Papua New Guinea
South Sudan
Uganda

Stories featuring the 208/208B

You have nothing to worry about

October 25th, 2019|

Archbishop of Canterbury safely reaches Ebolas zone with largest humanitarian airline. The most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, fearlessly took the co-pilot seat in a Cessna Caravan 208 aircraft to reach an Ebola-effected [...]

A Royal legacy – demining Angola

September 27th, 2019|

Prince Harry visited Angola on September 27th in support of The HALO Trust, a demining organization that Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has provided flights for since HALO began work in the country in 1994. [...]

More than a ride home

August 10th, 2019|

In 2018, MAF carried out their 100th Medical Safari in Madagascar. Patients, including a little girl called Liny received surgery. She had a tumour the size of a grapefruit removed.MAF and ITEC have a shared [...]

A Veggie Tale

August 9th, 2019|

Missionaries working in remote areas of South Sudan don’t have easy access to basic food items such as vegetables, fruit and eggs. So once a month, MAF flies the veggie run, bringing a healthier [...]

Healing wounds

August 9th, 2019|

MAF passengers in South Sudan have been training church leaders to become agents of healing and promotors of peace through Biblical principles of healing, forgiveness and reconciliation. Unlike other Nilotic peoples in the Upper [...]

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