The U.S. Division of Protection (DoD) is to supply the Cessna C408 SkyCourier twin-turboprop to International Army Sale (FMS) prospects as a part of a wider gentle transport plane award for allied nations. The Cessna 408 SkyCourier is an American twin-turboprop, high-wing, utility plane underneath growth by Textron Aviation. The 408’s design was developed to match FedEx Specific necessities, like the sooner Cessna 208 Caravan. The clean-sheet design ought to provide higher cabin flexibility and payload functionality, superior efficiency, and decrease working prices than its rivals.

Will probably be out there in a 19-passenger variant with giant cabin home windows and separate crew and passenger doorways, or in a cargo variant sized for 3 LD3s and 6,000 lb (2,700 kg) of payload, that includes a “giant cargo door and a flat flooring cabin”. It’ll cruise as much as 200 km (370 km/h), with a most vary of 900 mi (1,700 km). Single-point refueling will velocity turnarounds. The airframe might be constructed from conventional aluminum supplies and might be geared up with confirmed Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65 engines, mounted touchdown gear, and Garmin G1000 avionics. The non-pressurized cabin might be 70 in (178 cm) tall and vast, with a flat flooring and an 87 in (221 cm) cargo door.


The US is to supply the twin-engined airlifted to international allied nations as a part of a wider IDIQ award of Textron platforms. The C408, which thus far has no army prospects, is a part of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) award that the DoD is to make for a variety of Textron gentle transport and liaison plane that additionally contains the Beechcraft B200 and B300 King Air, in addition to the Cessna C208 Grand Caravan. The US Military Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, and the Fastened Wing Venture Workplace (FWPO), anticipate a possible requirement to fulfill the procurement of civilian fixed-wing turboprop-type plane.

US Division of Protection to Present Cessna C408 SkyCourier to Allied Nations