Aircraft

Both of the Air Safaris Aircraft have been fitted with external fiber glass cargo pods. A large volume of cargo can therefore be carried externally from the cabin area thus increasing the volume and allowing for an uncluttered passenger compartment This keeps the passengers separate from the freight and the freight separate from the airframe. A good safety feature.

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 Air Safaris G8 Airvan  - The AirVan has proven to be a marvelous asset for Air Safaris.It has many innovative design features which have proven it to be the ideal single engine aircraft for operations within Vanuatu.

GA 8 Airvan

 
The AirVan has proven to be a marvelous asset for Air Safaris.It has many innovative design features which have proven it to be the ideal single engine aircraft for operations within Vanuatu. It has 40 % more space available than any other aircraft in its class, is economical with its 300HP engine and can carry up to 7 passengers and luggage.
Empty Weight 1044kgs
Maximum all up weight 1905kgs
Useful Load 861 kgs
Speed 120knots
Endurance 5.0 hrs
Total Seats 8
The Cessna 185 is an absolutely tried and proven bush aircraft. Manufactured between 1961 and 1984. Although our example is a 1977 Model we have added many modern features and enhancements to this aircraft.

Cessna 185

The Cessna 185 is an absolutely tried and proven bush aircraft. Manufactured between 1961 and 1984. Although our example is a 1977 Model we have added many modern features and enhancements to this aircraft.
It has the latest Garmin Radios and GPS technology and recently we have refitted it with a brand new Continental I0520 Engine. This aircraft has many other airframe enhancements including the Sportsman Short Takeoff and landing Kit (STOL), Cessna 206 adjustable rear seats and some speed modifications
Empty Weight 900kgs
Maximum all up weight 1552 kgs
Useful Load 652kgs
Speed 140 knots
Endurance 4.5 hours
Total Seats 5-6

Spider Tracker

Air Safaris Aircraft are fitted with external fiberglass cargo pods so that luggage and cargo may be carried outside the cabin.Another Air Safaris initiative has been the installation of spider tracker in all of our aircraft.
Spider tracker plots the track of the aircraft over the ground and can be viewed from a computer screen anywhere where there is internet connection.In the event of an emergency spider tracker will give the last position of the aircraft, the time , lat and Long, heading , speed and height which can then be passed onto emergency services.
All Air Safaris aircraft carry Marine Epirbs in addition to the mandatory self activating Emergency Locater Transmitter.