Airkenya's sixth brand new Grand Caravan arrives July 2013

Airkenya’s sixth brand new Grand Caravan arrived on the 25th of July 2013 from the Cessna Factory in Wichita, Kansas, USA.

 Airkenya has acquired the latest 208B Cessna Grand caravan EX that was certified this year January 2013.The new model is Cessna grand caravan Ex that is powered by 867 Shaft horse power , P &W engine  PT6A-140 that adds a great deal of power thus improving climb by 38%.

The 11 seater Caravan is also equipped with the latest integrated flight instrument system, all glass suite cockpit, latest avionics package which includes traffic avoidance collision system, (TACS), enhanced ground proximity warning (EGPWS) and an efficient auto pilot system amongst many other features.

 Airkenya’s  General Manager, Capt Dino Bisleti has indicated “the Caravan will be operated with two pilots as per the airline crewing policy and it  will complement Airkenya’s  fleet to better serve the airline’s many scheduled destinations, the Caravan is a robust aircraft and is suited for bush flying”.

  The Caravan’s arrival comes in the wake of a flourishing peak  season.