Currently Scenic Air’s fleet consists of 9 Cessna 210 aircraft, a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, and a Quest Kodiak 100. Scenic Air is in the process of developing its fleet to expand on its single-engine turbo prop operations. In future this will become the back-bone of our operations as we develop and expand the fleet.
The above-mentioned aircraft are capable of carrying the following:
Cessna 210- 4 pax
Caravan 208B- 11 pax (dependent on pax weights and baggage)
Quest Kodiak- 7 pax (dependent on pax weights and baggage)
These are all highly capable bush planes with a tried and tested record. The Quest Kodiak incorporates cutting edge technology and avionics which will provide the world’s best in as far as bush aircraft are concerned to our clientele.
Scenic Air’s fleet will grow in the future, this is inevitable. The systems, procedures and controls we have in place, coupled with an amazing team of office staff, ground and flight crew working at making Scenic Air a success is simply a winning combination and one which will continue to grow and deliver our passengers safely and happy to their destinations within Namibia and the greater Southern African Region.
The Cessna 208B Grand Caravan is a single-engined turboprop, fixed-tricycle landing gear, short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft that is built in the United States by Cessna. The airplane typically seats twelve passengers with a single pilot, however, with limited baggage.
Scenic Air plans their flights at a block speed of 145 Knots (269 Km/hour). A flight from Windhoek to Sossusvlei typically takes one hour.
Scenic Air operates the C208B under Visual Flight Rules by day only. Crew comprises one pilot, but on request a second pilot (co-pilot) can be utilized with a corresponding reduction in payload.
The prototype first flew in December 1982. The production model was certified by the FAA in October 1984. Since then, the Caravan has undergone a number of design evolutions.
The aircraft operated by Scenic Air at present is a 1999 model and is powered by a Pratt and Whitney PT6-114A turbo-prop engine delivering 675 SHP.