Textron Aviation is now offering a gravel kit for its Cessna SkyCourier twin-engine turboprop. The kit is designed to enable customers to operate their aircraft in and out of unimproved runways.
The first deliveries of the SkyCourier with the installed option are to commence later this month.
The Cessna SkyCourier, a clean-sheet design, achieved FAA type certification in March 2022 with first deliveries following two months later.
“Cessna aircraft have been moving people and critically needed goods in and out of remote areas for decades, and this new capability allows SkyCourier customers to operate in some of the world’s most demanding environments,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president of sales and flight operations. “The addition of this new gravel kit greatly enhances the already rugged reliability of the SkyCourier.”
The company said this additional option for the SkyCourier paves the way for further use in global markets by a variety of customers, including government agencies, law enforcement and militaries, air ambulance operators, freight haulers, corporations and humanitarian organisations.