The Cessna Caravans, C208 and C208B are outstanding single engine performers, with turbine reliability and a large exit door and purpose built roller shutter doors. Attain jump height quickly in a steady platform. Good slow flight characteristics for the jump. The C208 aircraft are used worldwide by many operators- civil, government and military. The Pratt and Whitney PT6 engine is a legendary piece of engineering.
The Beech 99 Airliner, converted with the roller jump door, adds twin Pratt and Whitney PT6 performance and carries even more jumpers. A great parachute aircraft. Rightly popular with both jumpers and operators.