Capital Aviation Installing ‘Big Sky’ in Small Cabins

 - October 9, 2006, 8:44 AM

Capital Aviation expects to deliver its 100th executive Caravan this summer, this one with the typical “Big Sky” cabin. The Bethany, Okla. completion and refurbishment center began installing executive interiors in Cessna’s Caravan turboprop singles in the mid-1990s, and according to company president Bill Boettger, about half of them have the Big Sky interior that typically includes a three-channel audio/video entertainment system with a 15-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) flat-screen bulkhead monitor or 10.4-inch LCD pocket monitors, XM Radio, executive seats for six passengers, a two-seat bench against the rear bulkhead, and an electric flushing toilet with privacy curtain.

Cost of the Big Sky interior ranges from $150,000 to $175,000. “Our customers are private individuals who are going out to rough it, but in a certain style,” said director of sales and marketing Larry Price.