Textron Aviation at present introduced it was awarded a contract by ATI Engineering Companies, LLC for 4 Cessna Grand Caravan EX plane for the Tunisian Air Drive. The Cessna Grand Caravan EX is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. firm. ATI Engineering Companies will modify and equip the plane with an electro-optical/infra-red sensor, operator console, tactical radio, video knowledge hyperlink and evening imaginative and prescient suitable lighting. These are the primary Cessna Grand Caravan EX plane for the Tunisian Air Drive. Since 2014, the U.S. Authorities has supplied grant support funding for 16 Grand Caravan EX plane procured via Overseas Navy Sale circumstances all through Africa, with Tunisia being the most recent recipient. U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) intent is to subject a number of iterations of this configuration all through Africa, and to streamline logistics assist and improve accomplice nation interoperability, each of which is anticipated to scale back prices to the accomplice nation and to the US Authorities.

“The fleet of Grand Caravan EX single-engine turboprops will support the Tunisian Air Drive in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations within the nation. The plane is engineered for difficult missions, excessive payloads and quick, unimproved runways, whereas delivering single-engine financial system and ease. It’s a good match for this mission all through Africa,” stated Bob Gibbs, vp, Particular Mission Gross sales for Textron Aviation.


Cessna Grand Caravan EX Plane

The Cessna Caravan platform has seen greater than 2,900 plane delivered which can be licensed in 100 nations with practically 24 million flight hours amassed worldwide because the plane was launched. Caravans fulfill roles for a number of missions, starting from flight coaching to recreation, commuter airways to VIP transport, cargo carriers and humanitarian missions. The Grand Caravan EX plane is understood for its reliable and environment friendly efficiency by regional airways, constitution operators and cargo carriers worldwide. The plane affords a powerful output of 867 horsepower and a fee of climb of 1,275 toes per minute. When authorities, navy and industrial clients need airborne options for vital missions, they flip to Textron Aviation. The corporate’s aviation options present the excessive efficiency and flight traits required to deal with the distinctive challenges of particular mission operations.

For greater than 90 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. firm, has empowered our collective expertise throughout the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker manufacturers to design and ship one of the best aviation expertise for our clients. With a variety that features every little thing from enterprise jets, turboprops, and high-performance pistons, to particular mission, navy coach and protection merchandise, Textron Aviation has essentially the most versatile and complete aviation product portfolio on the planet and a workforce that has produced greater than half of all normal aviation plane worldwide. Clients in additional than 170 nations depend on our legendary efficiency, reliability and flexibility, together with our trusted international customer support community, for reasonably priced, productive and versatile flight. Textron Inc. is a multi-industry firm that leverages its international community of plane, protection, industrial and finance companies to supply clients with revolutionary options and companies. Textron is understood around the globe for its highly effective manufacturers comparable to Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Methods, and TRU Simulation + Coaching.