Frequently asked questions

Does anyone buy a Caravan for personal use?

Yes. It is a very popular use for those individuals who need to carry a lot of people or things, but only need to travel within a 400 – 500 mile radius. They often buy the airplane without the passenger seats and put an executive interior it. The cabin will accommodate a double club (8 seats), but a single club and two forward facing seats are the most popular. DVD players, storage/bar cabinets, fold-out tables, and other amenities are often included.

How are operators using their Caravans today?

The Caravan’s large, square cabin configuration and it’s rough field landing capability makes it an airplane that can be used almost anywhere to carry almost anything. Transporting freight or a combination of freight and passengers are two of the most popular uses. In many countries, the Caravan is in regular airline service feeding passengers from smaller communities into larger cities. It’s also used by military & police organizations for troop transport, supplies, surveillance, or prisoner transport. The Caravan 675 on floats is used as a commercial airplane or a personal airplane. Want some unusual ones? It’s used by game parks to transport animals, including sedated lions! It’s used to transport baby glass eels (a delicacy in the Far East) to larger tanks where they are grown to eating size. It’s used to haul shrimp in the same type of application. It’s used to deliver the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The list goes on and on.

How many Caravans are there in the world today?

More than 2000 in 67 countries!

Doesn’t Federal Express have some of them?

Yes, they are the largest Caravan fleet owner in the world, with 250 Caravans. They are used all over the United States to pick-up and deliver their packages to the smaller communities.

Do I have to follow manufacturer published Maintenance Plans for my aircraft?

No, you may build your own inspection program. No additional approval is required as long as you comply with all inspections contained within the published intervals in the Maintenance Manual. If you decide to use increased intervals or include any other changes, you must obtain an FAA approved A.A.I.P. We recommend that you subscribe to CESCOM 2001 in order to create your unique sign off sheets. This is especially beneficial if you are planning to take the aircraft to a Citation Service Center for maintenance.

Can I get information regarding pricing & financing?

Yes, you can. We have provided typically equipped pricing and financing information from the Caravan web site. Or, you can call 1-800-4CESSNA or (316) 517-6056, or fill out our request for more information form to have a sales person contact you. Or contact EastWest Aircraft Sales, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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