Cessna SkyCourier awarded type certification in Brazil

Textron Aviation’s turboprop aircraft aims to obtain orders in the country, known for its diverse geography. Brazilian Air Force has already announced interest in the model

Textron Aviation announced on Tuesday that it has been awarded type certification by ANAC, Brazil’s civil aviation agency, for the SkyCourier, its utility twin-engine turboprop.

The aircraft, offered in passenger and cargo variants, entered service in 2022 and currently has 15 units delivered.

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The Brazilian market is considered very promising for the Cessna turboprop, due to its large dimensions and difficult access regions by land transport.

“The Cessna SkyCourier’s high payload capacity, short takeoff and landing capability, and cost-efficiency make it a great choice for operators in Brazil,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, Global Sales and Flight Operations.

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The aircraft’s versatility and performance equip customers in the region with smart solutions for their unique missions and circumstances.”

The SkyCourier replicates a configuration similar to the successful single engine Caravan such as using Pratt & Whitney PT6A engines, a high wing and fixed landing gear.

The aircraft can carry up to 19 passengers or 6,000 pounds of paid cargo. SkyCourit has a cruising speed of more than 200 ktas and a 900 nautical-mile maximum range.

Although it has not revealed any customers in Brazil, Textron may supply the turboprop to the Brazilian Air Force, which expressed interest in the model at the beginning of the year.


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