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 260
  • King Air 360/360ER
  • 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
    Learn More at cessna.txtav.com
    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 260

    One of the world’s most capable special mission aircraft, the BEECHCRAFT KING AIR 260 turboprop provides performance, durability and operating economics all while maintaining a spacious and flexible cabin. With multiple Aerial Survey configurations available, the King Air 260 turboprop 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
  • King Air 360/360ER

    Cover more ground during your aerial mapping and photogrammetry flights with the BEECHCRAFT KING AIR 360ER aircraft.  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 360ER aircraft 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

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