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Cessna lands a $14mn FMS from Pakistan for six aeromedical evacuation aircraft

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Cessna lands a $14mn FMS from Pakistan for six aeromedical evacuation aircraft
 
The US-based aircraft manufacturer Cessna Aircraft has been awarded a $14,095,939 contract to provide two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft, four Cessna T-206H Stationair aircraft, sustainment support and associated training to Pakistan, the US Department of Defense announced on Wednesday April 20, 2016.
     
Cessna lands a 14mn FMS from Pakistan for six aeromedical evacuation aircraft 640 001Cessna will deliver two 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft modified for aeromedical evacuation to Pakistan
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According to the US DoD, Cessna will provide two new Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX aircraft modified for aeromedical evacuation, and four new Cessna T-206H Stationair aircraft modified for aeromedical evacuation.

A 24-month sustainment package consisting of spares, tooling, and support equipment will be provided for each aircraft, as well as pilot and maintainer training for the Pakistan Army personnel.

"Work will be performed at Wichita, Kansas, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 30, 2016. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Pakistan," the US DoD said.

The 208B Grand Caravan EX is an upgraded version of the well-known Caravan single-engined turboprop utility aircraft. The variant was certified in December 2012, powered by a 867 hp (647 kW) Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A-140 that improves climb by 38%.

The Cessna T206H model is generally similar to the previous U206 configuration, with a pilot entry door and a rear double clamshell door for access to the middle and back seats. The "H" is marketed under the name "Stationair". The turbocharged T206H is powered by a Lycoming TSIO-540-AJ1A engine of 310 hp (230 kW).
 

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