Cessna Grand Caravan EX Buyer’s Guide

Why Buy a Cessna Grand Caravan EX?

Cessna Grand Caravan EX Buyer's Guide

Maximum Range
739 nm
Payload - Full Fuel LBS
1290 lb
Seats (Executive)
9
Long Range Cruise
162 Ktas

If you’re shopping the market for a single-engine turboprop with high payload-carrying capability, the Cessna Grand Caravan EX could come high on your list. As an upgrade on the original Cessna Grand Caravan, the Grand Caravan EX was certified in 2013 and remains in production today.

Equipped with a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140 engine (upgraded from the PT6A-114A used on the Grand Caravan), the EX model offers a faster rate of climb, higher operating weights, and greater speed capability than its predecessor.

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AvBuyer Opinion: ‘Workhorse’ is an overused description in the aviation arena, but the versatile Cessna Grand Caravan EX is exactly that! The cabin can be configured and interchanged for passenger or cargo transportation (or a combination of both), and the aircraft is ideal for operators seeking to transport heavy payloads over distances of up to approximately 750nm range.

Matt Harris

Flight Range

Cessna Grand Caravan EX has a full range of 739 nm and a long-range cruise for 162 KTAS.

Cessna Grand Caravan EX specifications

Variable Cost
579.48
Cabin Width FT
5.30
Landing Dist FT
2800
Range NM
739
Cabin Length FT
16.75
Engine Manufacturer
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Range – Seats Full N.M.
494
Cabin Volume CU FT
352
Engine Model
PT6A-140
MTOW LBS
8807
Baggage Vol.Ext CU FT
32
Engines
1
B.O.W W/Crew LBS
5305
Seats Executive
9
R.O.C All Engines FT PER MIN
1331
Payload - Full Fuel LBS
1290
Crew / Passengers
1 / 9
Useable Fuel LBS
2247
Normal Cruise Speed KTAS
187
Door Height FT
4.2
Max. Cruise Speed KTAS
194
L/Range Cruise Speed KTAS
162
Door Width FT
4.08
baggage volume external
112
Cabin Height FT
4.50
Balanced Field Length FT
2742

Data courtesy of Conklin & de Decker

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FAQ: Cessna Grand Caravan EX

  • How many passengers can fly on a Cessna Grand Caravan EX?

    Nine passengers can fly on the Cessna Grand Caravan EX in executive configuration.

  • How many Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprops are in operation?

    There are 557 Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprops in operation worldwide, according to JETNET (April 2021 data). Thirteen aircraft have been retired, and a further 26 were awaiting customer delivery.

  • How do I find a Cessna Grand Caravan EX for sale?

    You can find Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprops for sale via AvBuyer’s Grand Caravan EX page.

    You can also search for dealers who specialize in Grand Caravans, who will offer a deep knowledge of the TBM marketplace; context on the price of a particular TBM 850 compared to others on the market; identify models that have not yet reached the open market; and will help you achieve the best value for your money.

  • Can I charter a Cessna Grand Caravan EX and try before I buy?

    Yes, you can charter a Grand Caravan EX first to help decide whether it’s the right turboprop for you. This will give you a better idea of the aircraft’s range, how much baggage room you will need, and most importantly how comfortable the aircraft is with your typical passenger load.

  • Which is the best engine maintenance program for a Cessna Grand Caravan EX?

    There are two engine maintenance program choices for Cessna Grand Caravan EX operators: Pratt & Whitney Canada provides ESP program coverage for its PT6A-140 engines. Third-party hourly maintenance cost program providers (such as JSSI) also provide coverage.

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