ORLANDO, Florida. (October 19, 2022) – Textron Aviation Inc. announced today a signed purchase agreement for one Cessna Caravan aircraft destined for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement. The Cessna Caravan will join two Bell 505 helicopters recently placed on order by the FWC.
Cessna Caravan will expand FWC’s conservation law enforcement capabilities
The Cessna Caravan aircraft is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Cessna and Bell.
“The Cessna Caravan is a proven platform for public safety agencies around the world,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales. “The multi-mission Caravan destined for the FWC will aid in protecting Florida’s natural resources and human life through proactive and responsive law enforcement services.”
Headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, and established in 1999, the FWC manages fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people. The FWC Division of Law Enforcement is responsible for patrol and investigative law enforcement services over more than 8,400 miles of coastline, 13,200 square miles of offshore waters, and more than 34 million acres of land.
About the Cessna Caravan
The Cessna Caravan aircraft is known for its rugged utility and flexibility. With its powerful turboprop engine, the Caravan aircraft delivers the rare combination of high performance, low operating costs and ability to adapt to a wide variety of missions.
The powerful, efficient, dependable 675-horsepower PT6A-114A turbine engine gives the Caravan turboprop its exceptional payload capabilities. Operators in the world’s most demanding environments immediately adopted the rugged, dependable turboprop and have been rewarded with unparalleled dispatch reliability.
On top of more than 30 years of proven capability comes even greater value with the Caravan turboprop’s lower direct operating costs and factory support.
Endless Special Missions Possibilities
When government, military and commercial customers want airborne solutions for critical missions, they turn to Textron Aviation. The company’s aviation solutions provide the high performance and flight characteristics required to address the unique challenges of special mission operations.