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Will This Plane Ever Make It In The U.S?  
User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2824 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4479 times:






It is the gippsland airvan. An austrailian airplane cheaper than the cessna caravan. Do you think it's possible for this newcomer to overtake the Caravan?

http://www.pilotfriend.com/aircraft%...new%20site2/s_page/gip_gallery.htm


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User currently offlineTheunclesam From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4407 times:

Bit slower than the Caravan at 118kts. The Caravan gets around 185kts at 10,000ft. Is this thing turbo charged? I couldn't see on the site any info about that. Take a look at the difference in specs:

http://www.pilotfriend.com/aircraft%...new%20site2/s_page/gip_gallery.htm

http://grandcaravan.cessna.com/performance.chtml

Different market. I dont think FedEx will be buying any anytime soon.



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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2824 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

The price is slightly cheaper, so it could probally find customers. However since the plane is made so far away, would maintanence and support be a problem?


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User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6578 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4207 times:

Maintenance and support, of course, would be a problem, but depending on how much "cheaper" it is, your savings could be eaten up by the cost of shipping the plane from Australia to the U.S. as well.

User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1609 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4036 times:

I remember seeing one recently at the Oshkosh airshow on static display and chatting for a couple minutes with a nice Australian gentleman about the aircraft. So they must be making some effort to market it in the US, however successful it may turn out.

-N243NW bigthumbsup 



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