Avcon Industries is looking to break into a new market with the development of an FAA-approved special missions STC for the Cessna 208 and 208B Caravan. The STC allows for Avcon fuselage sensor ports with or without the Avcon Mission Power System for these Caravan models.
“The objective of the Avcon Caravan Sensor Platform is to incorporate unique features and functionality gained from Avcon's extensive modification experience,” said Avcon president Marcus Abendroth. “This provides the marketplace with a cost-effective sensor port modification to a recognized single-engine platform.”
He added that the company designed the modification for easy production as a kit for qualified installers and to minimize downtime. “There are more than 2,500 of these aircraft built and we are confident that this modification will satisfy a need in a significant market and accommodate larger new-technology sensors. We look forward to continuing to expand our product offerings,” Abendroth explained.