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PICTURE: Brazilian air force receives final Caravan

Cessna has delivered its last aircraft from a new batch of nine 208B Caravan light transports to the Brazilian air force, taking the service's total inventory of the type to 32.

Powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-114 turboprop engine, Brazil's aircraft will be employed for a variety of tasks, including passenger and cargo transport and special-mission applications, Cessna said in a press statement.

Flightglobal's MiliCAS database lists the Brazilian air force as operating the world's largest fleet of military 208/208Bs.

Brazilian air force Cessna Caravan, Cessna
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Other current major operators include Colombia, Iraq, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

Cessna delivered its first Caravan aircraft to Brazil in 1987.

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