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alberchico
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Will This Plane Ever Make It In The U.S?

Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:40 am






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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RE: Will This Plane Ever Make It In The U.S?

Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:50 am

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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RE: Will This Plane Ever Make It In The U.S?

Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:59 am

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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RE: Will This Plane Ever Make It In The U.S?

Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:53 am

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.
 
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RE: Will This Plane Ever Make It In The U.S?

Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:52 am

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.

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