Caravan Hits A Milestone: 3,000 Deliveries & Counting
On Jan. 16, Cessna delivered its 3,000th Caravan worldwide, this one going to Azul Conecta, a subsidiary of Azul Airlines of in Brazil. Cessna has delivered 75-80 Caravans each year over the past 37 years. The project launched in 1981, received FAA cert. in 1984, and deliveries started in 1985. The 1,000th 208B was delivered in 2002, and the 1,500th 208 was handed off in 2005. Garmin G1000 avionics and TKS protection weren't offered until 2008.