The workhorse of remote and regional Australia. The piston fleet provides flexibility in payload and range, from fantastic single engine aircraft that have a payload for up to 5 passengers through to the venerable twin engines that could uplift up to 9 passengers or 1,000 kg of freight.  The performance characteristics of many piston aircraft lead them to be deployed on shorter trips often to remote and unprepared strips that would otherwise be inaccessible with larger aircraft.