Aerial Survey

To see the big picture, get above it all

Mission Overview

Textron Aviation offers multiple proven platforms to help you bring the world into focus. Take advantage of a wide range of cameras and sensors installed along with onboard mission workstations, giving you options for any aerial survey scenario. Oil spill detection, disaster documentation and mapping flights can all be accomplished with the accuracy of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and the affordability of Textron Aviation’s fuel efficient product lineup.

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Aerial Survey Ready Aircraft

 

  • Caravan
  • Grand Caravan EX
  • King Air C90GTx
  • King Air 250
  • King Air 350/350ER
  • Caravan

    A pioneer among special mission aircraft, the Cessna Caravan brings ruggedness to precise operations. Mount advanced sensors and imaging systems to either single or dual camera hole installations covering a range of survey missions. You’ll be able to access more sites from unimproved runways and stay ahead of the competition with turboprop performance and single-engine efficiency.

    • Electric sliding doors for sensor protection
    • Custom operator work stations
    • Camera hole covers allowing return to passenger use of cabin
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    Maximum Cruise Speed 186 ktas (344 km/h)
    Maximum Range 1,070 nm (1,982 km)
    Takeoff Distance 2,055 ft (626 m)
    Landing Distance 1,625 ft (495 m)
    Maximum Operating Altitude 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 1,234 fpm (376 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 175 kias (324 km/h)
  • Grand Caravan EX

    Combine added payload and increased horsepower with legendary reliability, and you get the Cessna Grand Caravan EX, a uniquely capable special mission aircraft. Mount advanced sensors and imaging systems to either single or dual camera hole installations covering a range of survey missions. You’ll be able to access more sites from unimproved runways and stay ahead of the competition with turboprop performance and single-engine efficiency.

    • Electric sliding doors for sensor protection
    • Custom operator work stations
    • Camera hole covers allowing return to passenger use of cabin
    Learn more at cessna.txtav.com
    Maximum Cruise Speed 195 ktas (361 km/h)
    Maximum Range 964 nm (1,785 km)
    Takeoff Distance 2,160 ft (658 m)
    Landing Distance 1,871 ft (570 m)
    Maximum Operating Altitude 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 1,330 fpm (405 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 175 kias (324 km/h)
  • King Air C90GTx

    The artful blend of comfort, performance and efficiency deliver an aerial survey mission experience that only the Beechcraft King Air C90GTx can deliver. Aircraft can be equipped with a single, large-format camera with available navigation integration for automatic tracking. When not in use, the camera is protected by an electric sliding door or can be removed to return the aircraft to normal passenger use with the optional structural plug. Get more out of each mission with the King Air C90GTx.

    • Available pressure dome for additional imaging systems
    • Gyro stabilized mounts
    • Custom operator work stations and equipment racks
    Learn more at beechcraft.txtav.com
    Maximum Cruise Speed 272 ktas (504 km/h)
    Maximum Range 1,260 nm (2,334 km)
    Takeoff Distance 1,984 ft (605 m)
    Landing Distance 2,100 ft (640 m)
    Maximum Operating Altitude 30,000 ft (9,144 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 1,900 fpm (579 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 226 kias (419 km/h)
  • King Air 250

    One of the world’s most capable special mission aircraft, the King Air® 250 provides performance, durability and operating economics all while maintaining a spacious and flexible cabin. With multiple Aerial Survey configurations available, the King Air 250 can be outfitted with large format digital mapping cameras with gyro stabilized mounts. Camera holes come equipped with sliding doors to protect optical glass and a variety of operator workstations are available, tailored to your needs.

    • Optional structural plugs for conversion back to passenger transport
    • Custom equipment racks
    • Optional cargo door
    Learn more at beechcraft.txtav.com
    Maximum Cruise Speed 310 ktas (574 km/h)
    Maximum Range 1,720 nm (3,185 km)
    Takeoff Distance 2,111 ft (643 m)
    Landing Distance 2,845 ft (867 m)
    Maximum Operating Altitude 35,000 ft (10,668 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 2,450 fpm (747 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 259 kias (480 km/h)
  • King Air 350/350ER

    Cover more ground during your aerial mapping and photogrammetry flights with the Beechcraft King Air 350ER.  Systems can be installed in two camera holes designed to accommodate a range of large format cameras.  Optical glass is kept clear by an added defogging system and electric sliding doors keep your sensitive equipment out of harm’s way during takeoff and landing.  Are you only flying this mission part time?  Easily convert your King Air 350ER back to passenger operations with the optional structural plugs.

    • Custom operator stations and equipment racks
    • Gyro stabilized mounts
    • Available oversized camera hole for larger camera systems
    Learn more at beechcraft.txtav.com
    Maximum Cruise Speed 303 ktas (561 km/h)
    Maximum Range 2,692 nm (4,986 km)
    Takeoff Field Length 4,057 ft (1,237 m)
    Landing Distance 2,728 ft (831 m)
    Maximum Operating Altitude 35,000 ft (10,668 m)
    Maximum Climb Rate 2,400 fpm (732 mpm)
    Maximum Limit Speed 245 kias (454 km/h)

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