Compare Cessna Skyhawk vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Grand Caravan EX vs Cessna SkyCourier

Cessna Skyhawk
Cessna Caravan
Cessna Grand Caravan EX
Cessna SkyCourier
ManufacturerCessnaCessnaCessnaCessna
Aircraft Type172 SkyhawkCaravanGrand Caravan EXSkyCourier
Base Aircraft Price (USD) $415,000 $2,355,000$2,695,000$7,375,000
Direct Operating Cost$ 118$ 571$ 614-
DOC / nm$ 0.95$ 3.07$ 3.15-
DOC / nm / Seat$ 0.24$ 0.38$ 0.39-
Max Cruise Speed (ktas)124186195200
Max Range (nm)6401070920900
Useful Load (lbs)-33053532-
Total Seats4101021
Cockpit-222
Standard Cabin Seats-8819
Max Cabin Seats-91219
Min Crew-112
Flight Deck (Base Spec)Garmin G1000 NXiGarmin G1000 NXiGarmin G1000 NXiGyro / Analog
Flight RulesVFRVFRVFRIFR
CertificationFAA / EASAFAA / EASAFAA / EASAIn Development
OEM VerificationUn-VerifiedVERIFIEDVERIFIEDUn-Verified
Weights
MRAMP (lbs)-80358842-
MTOW (lbs)255080008807-
MLW (lbs)255078008500-
BOW (lbs)-49305510-
BEW (lbs)-47305310-
Useful Load (lbs)-33053532-
Max Payload (lbs)-307031905000
Fuel Capacity (lbs)31822242246-
Useful Load Max Fuel (lbs)-108112863427
Payload Max Fuel (lbs)-10811086-
Max Baggage Weight (lbs)1203251410-
Dimensions
Wingspan (ft)36.152.152.172
Overall Height (ft)91515.119.8
Length (ft)27.237.641.654.9
Cabin Height (ft)44.54.5-
Cabin Width (ft)3.45.45.4-
Cabin Length (ft)11.912.816.8-
Baggage Volume Int. (cu. ft)303232-
Engine
No. of Engines1111
ManufacturerCessnaCessnaCessnaCessna
ModelIO-360-L2APT6A-114APT6A-140PT6A-65SC
Horsepower2006758671100
Flat Rating-ISA + 31ISA + 24-
FADECNoYesYesYes
TBO (hrs)2000360040006000
TBO (yrs)12---
Fuel TypeAvGas---
Fuel DeliveryFuel Injected---
Fuel Capacity (gal)42-335-
Avionics
Flight DeckGarmin G1000 NXiGarmin G1000 NXiGarmin G1000 NXiGyro / Analog
Flight RulesVFRVFRVFRIFR
EFIS-1 x Garmin GEA 711 Garmin GEA 71-
FMS---1
AutopilotGarmin GFC 700--1
PFD12 x Garmin GDU 1050A2 x Garmin GDU 1050A2
MFD11 x Garmin GDU 1050A1 x Garmin GDU 1050A1
GPS-1-1
AHRS-2 x GRS 792 x GRS 79-
ADC-2 x Garmin GDC 722 x Garmin GDC 72-
Transponder11 x GTX 335R ADS-B Out1 x Garmin GTX 335R ADS-B Out1
VHF Com1222
VHF NAV1222
DME-1 x Bendix/King KN-631 x Bendix/King KN-63-
Cabin
Total Seats4101021
Cockpit-222
Standard Cabin Seats-8819
Max Cabin Seats-91219
Min Crew-112
Cargo Door-YesYesYes
Lavatory-NoNoNo
Galley / Refreshment-NoNoNo
Cabin Pressure (psi)-Un-PressurizedUn-PressurizedUn-Pressurized
Other
Prop ManufacturerMcCauleyMcCauleyMcCauleyMcCauley
Prop Description2-Blade Metal Fixed3-Blade Metal Constant Feathering4-Blade Alum Constant Feathering4-Blade Alum Feathering Reverse
Gear TypeFloatFixed WheelsFixed WheelsFixed Wheels
Float TypeAmphib---
Performance
Max Cruise Speed (ktas)124186195200
Long Range Cruise (ktas)-157165-
Stall Speed - Clean (kias)486161-
Max Range (nm)6401070920900
Range Seats Full (nm)---400
Max Range Crew + 4 (nm)-909815-
Max Range Crew + 6 (nm)-663621-
Max Range Crew + 8 (nm)-417420-
Take-off FL (ft)---3300
Take-off Roll (ft)163011601399-
Take-Off >50ft Obst. (ft)-20551836-
Take-Off (5000 / ISA + 10)-29733661-
Landing Roll (ft)13357151004-
Landing >50ft Obst. (ft)-16251836-
Max Climb Rate (fpm)73012341275-
Service Ceiling (ft)140002500025000-
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