The largest seaplane fleet in the Southern Hemisphere

Air Whitsunday’s seaplane fleet has developed during many successful years of operation, expanding and adapting to accommodate the growing demand for tourists wanting to visit this amazing frontier. Our current fleet of amphibious aircraft is proudly the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and includes three Cessna Caravans and three de Havilland Beavers. The Cessna Caravan is a modern turbine powered aircraft, providing air-conditioned comfort and a luxurious interior for up to ten passengers. The de Havilland Beaver is a classic and rugged workhorse, ideal for our island hopping conditions accommodating up to six passengers.

Cessna 208 Caravan

Cessan Caravan Air Whitsunday

 

3
VH-PGB VH-PGT
USA
10 passengers5 metres
15.9 metres
11.96 metres
Pratt & Whitney PT6A-114A 675 Shaft horsepower
3 bladed, full feathering, reversible
1273 litres
8000 Wipline

140 knots
840 nautical miles
1100 feet per minutes
635 metres on water / 420 metres on land
50 knots
3800 kilograms

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De Havilland Beaver DHC-2

De Havilland Beaver Air Whitsunday

3
VH-AWD VH-AWI VH-AWY
Canada
6 passengers4.3 metres
15.9 metres
10 metres
Pratt & Whitney R985 450 Horsepower
3 bladed Hartzell
738 litres
6100 Wipline

95 knots
625 nautical miles
560 feet per minutes
1150 metres on water / 587 metres on land
51 knots
2750 kilograms

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Air Whitsunday
Terminal One Whitsunday Airport
Air Whitsunday Road
Airlie Beach QLD
(07) 4946 9111