Textron Aviation delivers first combi Cessna SkyCourier

Cessna SkyCourier Combi. Photo: Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation has delivered the first ever Cessna SkyCourier twin-engine utility turboprop equipped with a Combi interior conversion option.

The aircraft was delivered to Everts Air, a Part 135 operator serving passenger, cargo and charter demand throughout Alaska. Everts is also a Part 121 operator, providing cargo and on-demand charter throughout North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean Islands. 

The aircraft will join the Everts Air Alaska 135 fleet, which also includes a Cessna SkyCourier freighter variant and six Cessna Caravans.  

“The Cessna SkyCourier’s new Combi option demonstrates the aircraft’s ability to meet the versatile mission profiles of our customers around the world,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, sales and flight operations at Textron Aviation.

“We are grateful that longtime Cessna customers like Everts Air recognize the value in our products as business tools and their capability in serving customers.” 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted certification for the SkyCourier Combi interior configuration in May.

The recently certified option adds more flexibility to the 19-seat passenger variant of the aircraft by allowing operators to modify the interior to accommodate passengers and cargo at the same time.

In addition to the existing gravel kit and full freighter conversion options, the Combi conversion expands the aircraft’s variety of use in global markets.

“I look at the Cessna SkyCourier as a next generation aircraft for Bush Alaska,” said Robert Everts, owner of Everts Air. “The SkyCourier Combi will allow us to be flexible and serve the unique needs of citizens in remote communities. Along with offering the reliability of a Cessna, the aircraft is highly adaptable and the ultimate solution for air freight and passenger support in Alaska.” 

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Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]