FedEx Caravan Fleet Gets Upgrade

By George Larson ~george_larson@aviationweek.com

Yingling Aviation and Garmin International concluded agreements with FedEx Express yesterday to install the TKS Ice Protection System and the Garmin G600 avionics suite in the express freight company’s fleet of 252 Cessna Caravans. Yingling president Lynn Nichols tells Aviation Week that the idea to upgrade the aircraft originated at FedEx some years ago but took shape following discussions between FedEx and Peter Wilkinson, general manager of Cessna’s McCauley Propeller Systems. The contract’s ...

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