Textron Aviation’s special missions unit has delivered an amphibious Cessna Grand Caravan EX to Sundt Air in Oslo, Norway. The turboprop single was handed over at the company’s Independence, Kansas factory.
“Adding floats to your Cessna Caravan brings new meaning to the word versatility,” said Textron Aviation special missions sales v-p Bob Gibbs. “Amphibious and dedicated seaplane floats open up a whole new range of possibilities and give you access to areas where an airstrip just isn’t an option.”
A Textron Aviation spokesman told AIN that Sundt Air is acting as an intermediary in the delivery, which will be handed over to an unnamed customer in Norway who will use the Caravan for private flying. Sundt Air provides charter, aircraft management, maintenance, and modifications as well as operates two FBOs in Norway—at Oslo Airport and Stavanger Airport in Sola.
Its sister company, Norwegian Special Mission, performs special mission modifications, including on two Cessna Citation Latitudes that were delivered for the Japan Air Self Defense Force last April. Sundt Air also operates special missions Beechcraft King Airs on contract with the Norwegian Coastal Administration, Coast Guard/Royal Norwegian Navy, and Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies.