Compare Cessna Grand Caravan EX vs Cessna SkyCourier vs Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter

Cessna Grand Caravan EX
Cessna SkyCourier
Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter
ManufacturerCessnaCessnaViking
Aircraft TypeGrand Caravan EXSkyCourierDHC-6 Twin Otter
Base Aircraft Price (USD)$2,695,000$7,375,000 $7,150,000
Direct Operating Cost$ 614-$ 1,084
DOC / nm$ 3.15-$ 5.96
DOC / nm / Seat$ 0.39-$ 0.31
Max Cruise Speed (ktas)195200182
Max Range (nm)920900775
Useful Load (lbs)3532-4425
Total Seats102121
Cockpit222
Standard Cabin Seats81919
Max Cabin Seats121919
Min Crew121
Flight Deck (Base Spec)Garmin G1000 NXiGyro / AnalogHoneywell Primus Apex
Flight RulesVFRIFRIFR
CertificationFAA / EASAIn DevelopmentFAA / EASA
OEM VerificationVERIFIEDUn-VerifiedVERIFIED
Weights
MRAMP (lbs)8842-12525
MTOW (lbs)8807-12500
MLW (lbs)8500-12500
MZFW (lbs)--11000
BOW (lbs)5510-8830
BEW (lbs)5310-8075
Useful Load (lbs)3532-4425
Max Payload (lbs)319050003555
Fuel Capacity (lbs)2246-2268
Useful Load Max Fuel (lbs)12863427-
Payload Max Fuel (lbs)1086-876
Max Baggage Weight (lbs)1410--
Dimensions
Wingspan (ft)52.17265
Overall Height (ft)15.119.819.5
Length (ft)41.654.951.8
Cabin Height (ft)4.5-5
Cabin Width (ft)5.4-5.4
Cabin Width - Floor (ft)--4.4
Cabin Length (ft)16.8-18.5
Cabin Volume (cu. ft)--384
Baggage Volume Int. (cu. ft)32-88
Baggage Volume Ext. (cu. ft)--35
Engine
No. of Engines112
ManufacturerCessnaCessnaViking
ModelPT6A-140PT6A-65SCPT6A-34
Horsepower8671100620
Flat RatingISA + 24-ISA + 27
FADECYesYesNo
TBO (hrs)400060004000
Fuel Capacity (gal)335-378
Avionics
Flight DeckGarmin G1000 NXiGyro / AnalogHoneywell Primus Apex
Flight RulesVFRIFRIFR
EFIS1 Garmin GEA 71--
FMS-1-
Autopilot-11
PFD2 x Garmin GDU 1050A22
MFD1 x Garmin GDU 1050A11
GPS-12
AHRS2 x GRS 79-1
ADC2 x Garmin GDC 72--
Transponder1 x Garmin GTX 335R ADS-B Out12
VHF Com221
VHF NAV221
DME1 x Bendix/King KN-63--
Cabin
Total Seats102121
Cockpit222
Standard Cabin Seats81919
Max Cabin Seats121919
Min Crew121
Cargo DoorYesYesYes
LavatoryNoNoNo
Galley / RefreshmentNoNoNo
Cabin Pressure (psi)Un-PressurizedUn-PressurizedUn-Pressurized
Other
Prop ManufacturerMcCauleyMcCauleyHartzell
Prop Description4-Blade Alum Constant Feathering4-Blade Alum Feathering Reverse3-Blade Constant Feathering Reverse
Gear TypeFixed WheelsFixed WheelsNose-Wheel
Performance
Max Cruise Speed (ktas)195200182
Long Range Cruise (ktas)165-170
Stall Speed - Clean (kias)61--
Max Range (nm)920900775
Range Seats Full (nm)-400-
Max Range Crew + 4 (nm)815--
Max Range Crew + 6 (nm)621--
Max Range Crew + 8 (nm)420--
Endurance (hrs)--7.1
Take-off FL (ft)-3300-
Take-off Roll (ft)1399-1490
Take-Off >50ft Obst. (ft)1836--
Take-Off (5000 / ISA + 10)3661--
Landing Roll (ft)1004--
Landing >50ft Obst. (ft)1836--
Max Climb Rate (fpm)1275-1600
Service Ceiling (ft)25000-25000
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