The Cessna 408 SkyCourier is just one of the latest aircraft in development by Textron Aviation, with aircraft flight testing currently underway. This twin engine utility class aircraft is Powered by two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-65SC turboprop engines producing 1,100 shp per side. The Cessna 408 SkyCourier initially will be available with two interior options ranging from a cargo configuration, to a 19 passenger configuration, and able to carry up to 3 LD3 shipping container in the unpressurised cabin. With a max range of 900 nm, the Cessna 408 SkyCourier is capable of carrying up to 5,000 lbs when configured for passengers, or up to 6,000 lbs in a cargo configuration, and offering a max cargo range of around 400 nautical miles. Preliminary SkyCourier Specs below.
Cessna a Textron company currently expects FAA Certification and the first delivery of the SkyCourier in 2021.
Cessna 408 SkyCourier – Specifications
|NBAA IFR Range (nm)||900|
|Max Cruise Speed (ktas)||200|
|Max Payload Cargo (lbs)||6,000|
|Max Payload Pax (lbs)||5,000|
|Takeoff Distance (SL, ISA, MTOW)||3,300|
|Service Ceiling (ft)||25,000|
|Thrust per engine (shp)||1,100|
|Est. Cost Per Hour||TBD|
|Passengers + Crew||19+2|
Cessna 408 SkyCourier – Dimensions
|Cabin Length||28 ft 4 in|
|Cabin Width||6 ft 6 in|
|Cabin Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Aircraft Length||54 ft 10 in|
|Wingspan||72 ft 0 in|
Aircraft data may vary from aircraft to aircraft compared to the provided data figures. Buyers and operators should verify their individual aircraft specification.