Canada's DAC Aviation International has taken delivery of the first of six Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprop singles it has on order with the US airframer.

The remainder of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140-powered aircraft will be handed over to the Montreal-headquartered operator over the next six months.

DAC's primary base of operations is at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, which is home to its maintenance, repair and overhaul facility and its fleet of Bombardier Dash-8s, Grand Caravans and a CRJ-200LR.

Secondary bases are located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan.

The 10-seat Grand Caravan EX - certificated in January - will be repositioned to Nairobi by the end of May. It will join the rest of DAC's fleet in providing passenger and cargo services to international relief and aid agencies across the region.

Source: Flight International