Africair is proud to announce that Star Aviation has recently acquired two Cessna Grand Caravan EXs to increase their fleet from 11 to 13 total aircraft. The two Cessna Grand Caravan EXs will be the first Caravan turboprop aircraft added to their lineup and will expand their capabilities in the region substantially.
The Cessna Grand Caravan EX is a single-engine turboprop aircraft designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc.
Star Aviation’s Accountable Manager, Mr. Kamal Mamma, states, “Star Aviation is a historical customer of Textron Aviation in Algeria. We have been successfully operating two Cessna Citation XLS+ and a CJ2+ for years for our VIP flights and we trust the Grand Caravan EX will be equally successful in the oil fields. We have chosen this airplane for its versatility; it offers loads of flexibility, comfort and range capability which are more than sufficient. With its powerful Garmin G1000Nxi that provides a pilot with helpful information which is combined with solid single engine performance and optional larger tires, the EX will allow us doing business in hot, high challenging environments and to get in and out of unimproved airstrips.”
The Cessna Grand Caravan EX is the ultimate utility vehicle. The Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft is known for its dependable and efficient performance by regional airlines, charter operators and cargo carriers worldwide. The Grand Caravan EX turboprop was engineered for challenging missions, high payloads and short, rough runways while delivering single-engine economy and simplicity.
“I have been working with Star Aviation for a decade and it is outstanding to see them adding new aircraft to their fleet during this pandemic, a demonstration of their success in a very challenging environment.”
The Grand Caravan EX aircraft has a reputation as a revenue-generator. It carries up to 14 occupants with an increased speed and climb capability, plus a takeoff ground roll of only 1,399 ft. Its powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada engine delivers 867 horsepower for dependable payload performance and superior efficiency.
About Star Aviation
Star Aviation is an Algerian airline based at Hassi Messaoud, Algeria. It operates domestic services and its main base is Oued Irara–Krim Belkacem Airport in Hassi Messaoud. Star Aviation is the aircraft operation of the RedMed Group (a private company providing a wide range of logistics and other services to companies in the oil and gas sector in the Hassi Messaoud area).
About Africair, Inc.
Africair is the largest Textron Aviation Authorized Representative in the world. As Textron Aviation’s exclusive Authorized Sales Representative for 46 countries in and around Africa, representing the entire Cessna and Beechcraft piston, turboprop, and Citation business jet lines. In addition to selling new and used Textron Aviation aircraft, Africair provides spare parts, product support, warranty administration, maintenance and technical support, and training coordination for Textron Aviation aircraft owners and operators, and represents Bell Flight in the region as well.
About Textron Aviation
Textron Aviation has manufactured more general aviation aircraft than any other company, and is recognized as the industry leader in safety, reliability, performance, and innovation.