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A light aircraft is an aircraft that has a maximum gross take-off weight of 12500 lb (5,670 kg) or less.

Many aircraft used commercially for freight, sightseeing, photography and scheduled flights are light aircraft.

Examples of light aircraft include:
  • Cessna
    Cessna
    The Cessna Aircraft Company is an airplane manufacturing corporation headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, USA. Their main products are general aviation aircraft. Although they are the most well known for their small, piston-powered aircraft, they also produce business jets. The company is a subsidiary...

    , the entire range of propeller driven aircraft from the Cessna 120 up to the Cessna Caravan
  • Piper, all models
  • Beechcraft
    Beechcraft
    Beechcraft is an American manufacturer of general aviation and military aircraft, ranging from light single engine aircraft to business jets and light military transports. Previously a division of Raytheon, it has been a brand of Hawker Beechcraft since 2006....

    , the light models
  • Others like Cirrus
    Cirrus Design
    The Cirrus Aircraft Corporation is an aircraft manufacturer that was founded in 1984 by Alan and Dale Klapmeier to produce the VK-30 kit aircraft....

     aircraft; GA8 Airvan; Aviat Husky
    Aviat Husky
    |-See also:...

     and the Robin DR400
    Robin DR400
    |- References :*Exavia Ltd - article "A DR400 Buyers' Guide"* The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft , 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 2799...

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Examples of aircraft that are at the maximum gross take-off weight for this category include the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
The DHC-6 Twin Otter is a Canadian 19-passenger STOL utility aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada and currently produced by Viking Air. The aircraft's fixed tricycle undercarriage, STOL abilities and high rate of climb have made it a successful cargo, regional passenger airliner and MEDEVAC...

 and Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Beechcraft Super King Air
The Beechcraft Super King Air family is part of a line of twin-turboprop aircraft produced by the Beech Aircraft Corporation . The King Air line comprises a number of model series that fall into two families: the Model 90 series, Model 100 series , Model 200 series and Model 300 series...

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