Saturday, 17 August 2019

ATR 42-500 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price

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ATR 42-500 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price – Regional Avions de Transport (ATR) 42-500 or is a regional commuter civil airplane turboprop with a capacity of 42 passengers made by Aerospatiale in France and Aeritalia in Italy . ATR 42-500 aircraft were produced by the two companies between 1994 and 2012.

Aerospatiale and Aeritalia initially made the ATR (Avions de Transport Regional) series for local flights. The ATR 42 was the first series to be launched in October 1981. The first prototype went on air on August 16, 1984, received airworthiness certification from France and Italy in September 1984 and in December 1984 began operating by airlines. Despite many improvements, only in 1995 was launched ATR 42-500 with a more powerful engine than the previous variant, 6-bladed propeller and a computerized cockpit.

ATR 42-500

ATR 42-500 Specs

ATR 42-500 has a length of 22.67 m, a height of 7.59 m, and a wing span of 24.57 m. This aircraft has an empty weight of 11,250 kg and a maximum weight at take-off of 18,600 kg. It has a maximum take-off weight of 41,005 lbs and a maximum landing weight of 40,344 lbs.

The ATR 42-500 aircraft is driven by two Hamilton blades with a six-bladed Hamilton Sundstrand 568F propeller electronic control. Blades are all counterweighted. Pinner is made of aluminum, while the engine cover is made of carbon / Nomex sandwich or Kevlar / Nomex sandwich. Engine intake is in Kevlar / Nomex sandwiches with a rigid carbon coating.

A pneumatic de-icing system is provided for engine air intake, edge leading edges, and horizontal tailplane edges. The electric anti-icing system is installed for the propeller blades, windshield and horn.

The landing mechanism on the ATR 42-500 aircraft is equipped with a hydraulically retractable tricycle. Landing landing feet are provided by Messier, wheels and brakes by Dunlop, anti-slip control by Hydro-Aire cranes and tires by Michelin (or optional Goodyear tires for operation on non-paved runways). Magnaghi's hydraulic system provides landing gear retraction and also serves other systems on the plane.

ATR 42-500 Engine

The ATR 42-500 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC 127Es turboprop engines capable of producing power in maximum continuous conditions of 2,315 kW (3,148 shp) and mechanical power of 1,765 kW (2,400shp) for each engine. This machine is equipped with 6 blades blades. This aircraft has a maximum speed of 563 km / h (304 miles / hour) with a cruise range of 1,850 km.

To support such large engine power, the ATR 42-500 is equipped with two integral fuel tanks that can carry 5,700 liters of fuel. Cruise speeds vary greatly during flights, during climbing, sailing, and descent. In addition, there is a speed limit of 250 knots under 10,000 feet which will have an impact on the average speed for shorter flights which is greater than longer flights.

ATR 42-500 interior

ATR 42-500 Cabin and Interior

The ATR 42-500 cabin is 31.3 feet long, 8.3 feet wide and 6.3 feet high, giving a total cabin volume of 1,631.9 cubic feet. With its large cabin, the ATR 42-500 can carry up to 50 passengers in a four-aisle configuration. Standard configuration includes two cargo compartments.

In addition to the standard configuration, ATR 42-500 can be specially configured to accommodate the specific needs of the operator. The ATR 42 cab is equipped with a quick replacement kit that has the ability to reconfigure the cabin in 30 minutes to carry ATR special containers using a standard front cargo door.

Front standard cargo doors of 1.52 m × 1.27 m can be replaced with 2.95m × 1.8m large cargo doors to carry standard load unit (ULD) container devices, such as LD3 and 88 in × 108 in containers.

ATR 42-500 cockpit

ATR 42-500 Cockpit and Avionics

The ATR 42-500 cockpit is equipped with Rockwell Collins TTR 921 radar for ACAS II. Honeywell Primus 660 weather radar is displayed in four colors on the electronic horizontal situation indicator (EHSI). Weather radar can also be used in MAP mode to display obstructions on land. Honeywell MARK VIII is enhanced with a ground proximity warning system (E-GPWS) integrating warning and terrain warning display, plus cleaning the terrain floor in an electronic flight information system (EFIS).

The ATR 42-500 navigation system is based on the Honeywell Trimble HT1000 global navigation satellite sensor (GNSS). The HT1000 GNSS system is combined with an automatic pilot, electronic flight instrumentation system (EFIS) and with a VHF omnidirectional radio starting steering guide with distance measurement equipment (VOR / DME) data.

ATR 42-500 Price and Orders

The price of the latest ATR 42-500 aircraft is around US $ 12.1 Million. At present, 343 ATR 42-500 have been ordered and 336 have been sent to every airline in the world.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) MAX 7 Specs, Interior, Range, and Price

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Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) MAX 7 Specs, Interior, Range, and Price – Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) MAX 7 is the latest variant in the BBJ MAX family of aircraft, which is designed to offer high quality, mobility, and comfort for passengers. BBJ MAX 7 is the optimal combination of size, performance, efficiency and comfort. It offers improved aerodynamics, an updated flight deck, and a 40% reduced noise profile. Flying wire spoilers improve flight control and provide easy maneuverability.

BBJ MAX 7

BBJ MAX 7 Specs

BBJ MAX 7 has a dihedral-swept wing configuration with split-tip winglets, which use laminar airflow to reduce drag. Tip-tip winglets increase effective wing span, result in higher fuel savings, and increase range up to 2.5% during long-haul flights.

BBJ MAX 7 has a length of 35.6m, height of 12.3m, and has a wingspan of 35.9m. This business jet has an mechanically movable automatic air ladder that is integrated, allowing hassle-free boarding and deboarding. The ladder with integrated handrails can automatically re-enter its compartment under the main cabin.

BBJ MAX 7 Engine

BBJ MAX 7 is powered by a CFM LEAP-1B engine. The optimized engine core and fan, which is 8in longer in diameter than the B737 engine fan, has a higher bypass ratio.

This business jet offers a greater range than BBJ MAX 8 and BBJ MAX 9. It can fly up to 12,966 km with eight passengers on board and can last up to 12,412 km while carrying 19 passengers.

The maximum usable fuel carried by BBJ MAX 7 is 39,735l, while the maximum take-off weight is 80,286 kg. This aircraft has a maximum landing weight of 66,043 kg.

The maximum zero fuel weight of the aircraft is 62,913 kg and the operating empty weight is 48,060 kg. The interior weight allowance for the cabin is 7,257kg.

BBJ MAX 7 interior

BBJ MAX 7 Interior and Cabin

BBJ MAX 7 offers additional passenger cabin space than traditional BBJ. MAX 7 has a luxurious, spacious and comfortable cabin for a relaxed and at home experience while flying. The spacious cabin has a cross section length of 3.53m, which allows the free movement of passengers.

BBJ MAX 7 cabin is 1.93 m longer than normal BBJ. The total cabin length is 26.11m, while the total area is 82.13m². The cabin offers a spacious living room, furnished business room, dining room, private room, kitchen and bath. This business jet provides 275ft³ of cargo space under the deck despite having an additional fuel tank.

This variant offers high passenger comfort by providing a lower cabin height. This maintains a maximum cabin height of 6,500 feet in maximum cruising altitude, while the average cabin pressure that is maintained during long distance flights is 5,600 feet.

The BBJ MAX 7 flight deck accommodates a new large format display with additional graphics and an improved pilot interface.

BBJ MAX 7 cockpit

BBJ MAX 7 Price and Orders

The price of BBJ MAX 7 is around US $ 91.2 Million. Boeing received its first order for delivery of MAX 7 aircraft from Orient Global Aviation in December 2016. Seacons Trading ordered the BBJ MAX 7 during the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow which was held in July 2018.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

XTI TriFan 600 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price

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XTI TriFan 600 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price – TriFan 600 is a six-seat VTOL aircraft that is being developed by the XTI Aircraft Company, Denver, US. The aircraft was developed as the world's first long-distance  vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet. XTI developed the TriFan 600 aircraft to target business flights, and high-value corporate and individual executives. The company expects to sell between 40 and 100 TriFan 600 aircraft per year.

XTI began its preliminary design to develop the first prototype TriFan 600 aircraft in November 2015. Honeywell Aerospace was contracted to supply the HTS900 engine for use in the first prototype in August 2016. The scope of the contract also included an additional engine for the XTI for land propulsion test systems.

XTI TriFan 600 VTOL

XTI TriFan 600 Specs

TriFan 600 aircraft will be built using carbon fiber and epoxy structures. The initial design of the aircraft involved work on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), including wind tunnel testing using computers.

The aircraft will include three fans channeling 72in and two wing fans. It takes off vertically using three fan channels and the wing fan will spin forward to offer a transition for high-speed flights. The aircraft can also land vertically on a paved surface the size of a helipad.

Aircraft can fly faster, have greater reach, and save time by eliminating trips to and from the airport, XTI said. This can take off directly from a paved helipad-sized space.

XTI TriFan 600 specs

XTI TriFan 600 Engine

TriFan 600 will be powered by two HTS900 turboshaft engines with high performance reaching 2,600HP. This machine was developed by Honeywell Aerospace. The engine will use a digital engine control system (FADEC) full dual channel authority with manual backup.

The TriFan 600 aircraft will have a maximum cruise speed of 630 km / h (390 mph), a maximum cruise height of 35.00 ft, and a range of 1,500 nm. This will reach maximum height in 11 minutes and maximum cruising speed in 90 seconds.

XTI TriFan 600 Cabin and Interior

The TriFan 600 aircraft will accommodate five passengers and one pilot, with adequate space for bags. This will display the comfort of a pressurized cabin integrated with a modern luxury seating arrangement with a stylish surface and interior. The aircraft will include a sliding door that will cover the third distributed fan for future flights.

XTI TriFan 600 interior

XTI TriFan 600 Cockpit and Avionics

The TriFan 600 aircraft will be equipped with a fly-by-wire flight control system that is integrated with advanced avionics. This will include the rules of a single pilot instrument flight (IFR) and will also feature advanced safety features, including autopilot and computerized controls for takeoff and landing.

XTI TriFan 600 Price

The estimated price of TriFan 600 is US $ 6.5 Million. Since its introduction at the 2017 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention, XTI has received 76 orders for TriFan 600 aircraft. If all goes according to plan with the testing and certification process, it is expected that TriFan 600 will be shipped in 2023.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Spike S-512 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price

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Spike S-512 Specs, Interior, Engine, and Price – Spike S-512 is a supersonic business jet that is being developed by Spike Aerospace based in Boston, United States. This supersonic business jet is designed to sail at high speed Mach 1.6, allowing passengers to reach their destination quickly by reducing the travel time currently offered by commercial passenger flights which is around 50%. Passengers will be able to travel from New York to London in 3 to 4 hours instead of the current 6 to 7 hours, and from Los Angeles to Tokyo in 8 hours instead of 14 to 16 hours.

Spike S-512 supersonic jet

Spike S-512 Specs

The Spike S-512 will be designed with composite materials, advanced avionics and propulsion systems. The aircraft design team consists of engineers with sufficient experience in leading space companies such as Boeing, Gulfstream, Eclipse and Airbus. The design team has worked for hatching new aircraft designs for the past two years. The first phase of design development included the development of initial designs and specifications for new supersonic jets.

The Spike S-512 will have 131 ft exterior length, 60 ft wingspan and 1,125 m² wing area. The cabin will measure 40 feet in length and 6.2 feet in width and height. The cabin will be able to accommodate 12 to 18 passengers.

The takeoff weight and maximum landing planes will be £ 84,000 each. The base operating weight is 38,000 pounds and the maximum payload capacity is 6,000 pounds. The aircraft will need a balanced field length of 6,000 feet.

Spike S-512 Engine

Spike Aerospace has not completed the machine that will be used by the S-512. However, the Spike S-512 was designed to fly at speeds above Mach 1.6 or around 1,200 miles per hour (mph). This aircraft will have a fuel capacity that can be used for 40,000lbs and a maximum range of 4,000nm.

Designing a plane to reduce its sonic explosion will be a big challenge for the company, because the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned supersonic flights from Los Angeles to New York. Spike Aerospace plans to meet FAA requirements before commencement of shipment.

Spike S-512 interior

Spike S-512 Cabin and Interior

The Spike S-512 will feature a windowless passenger cabin, which will eliminate structural problems associated with airframe construction and reduce the overall weight of the aircraft. The smooth outer skin of the plane will also reduce the obstacles usually caused by windows.

The Spike S-512 windowless cabin wall will be replaced with a super-thin, embedded high-definition video screen, which will provide panoramic views taken with the help of a micro camera mounted on the exterior of the aircraft. Passengers will have the option to dim the screen to sleep or switch to a landscape image that has been stored in the system, avoiding blinding sunlight and using color.

Spike S-512 Price and Orders

The Spike S-512 price is around US $ 70-100 Million.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Embraer ERJ-145 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price

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Embraer ERJ-145 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price – ERJ-145 is a twin-engine regional jet that can accommodate 50 passengers manufactured by Embraer Aerospace, Brazil. This aircraft is the widest variant in the Embraer Regional Jet (ERJ) family. The inaugural flight ERJ-145 was carried out in August 1995. The aircraft was certified by the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology in 1996. The aircraft first operated in December 1996 and operates with 27 airlines around the world. In May 2008, the ERJ family received Russian certification, allowing operations in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent Countries.

Embraer ERJ-145

Embraer ERJ-145 Specs

The ERJ-145 aircraft has a circular cross-section fuselage, two engines mounted behind, a low swept wing mounted, and a T-tailplane. Radom's nose was supplied by Norton and the manufacture of the back and center of the fuselage was subcontracted to Sonaca from Belgium.

The wings supplied by Gamesa Spain have a two spar design with a third spar to support the landing gear. The main edge of the wing is made of aluminum. The ERJ-145XR variant features wings with winglets to increase lift and increase wing efficiency at cruising speeds by reducing tip vortex pulls.

ENAER from Chile designs and supplies fins and tails. T-tail is made of an aluminum box construction with the leading edge of aluminum on the tailplane. The main advantage of fins is composite construction.

The ERJ-145 aircraft is equipped with a tricycle type landing gear that is pulled to EDE. Liebherr was subcontracted for the development and supply of nose landing equipment. Each twin Goodrich wheel unit is equipped with carbon brakes. The main units pull in to the wing landing gear and fuselage fairing. The nose unit pulls forward. The aircraft is equipped with the Hydro-Aire brake-by-wire control system. Nosewheel can be controlled and the minimum rotation circle is 29.22 m.

The ERJ-145 has a range of 2,963 km, while the remote variant of the ERJ-145LR has a range of 3,037km and a remote variant of the extra ERJ-145XR has a range of 3,704 km.

Embraer ERJ-145 Engine

The ERJ-145 aircraft is powered by two Rolls-Royce AE 3007A engines with a rating of 31.3kN. The engine is mounted on a pole on the back of the fuselage. Machine posts are provided by Sonaca from Belgium. The machine is equipped with a full authority digital engine control system. International Nacelle Systems develops and supplies engine nacelles and optional clamshell thrusters. Engine air intake is equipped with an air anti-icing system.

The long-distance ERJ-145LR aircraft is equipped with a Rolls-Royce AE 3007A1 engine that provides 15% more power. The engine is rated at 33.1kN to provide better climbing characteristics and improve cruise performance in high ambient temperatures.

The extra long ERJ-145XR aircraft is equipped with a Rolls-Royce AE 3007A1E engine. The high-performance engine provides lower specific fuel consumption (SFC) and better performance in hot and high conditions. The engine also produces a higher altitude for the condition of one engine that cannot be operated.

To support engine performance, the aircraft is equipped with the Smiths electric power system and Parker Hannifin's fuel management system. The integral wing tank has a capacity of 4,173 kg of fuel.

The Embraer ERJ-145 can fly at a maximum speed of 833km / hour. The jet service range and ceiling are 3.704 km and 11.275m. The service ceiling with one engine that cannot be operated is 6,100m. The takeoffs and landings are 2.430m and 1.440m respectively. This aircraft weighs around 12,934kg and the maximum takeoff weight is 12,934kg.

Embraer ERJ-145 cockpit

Embraer ERJ-145 Cockpit and Avionics

The cockpit of Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft can accommodate two pilots, an aviation observer and a cabin crew member. This instrumentation includes the appearance of the head of Flight Dynamics which provides the capability of landing a CAT III aircraft. Five electronic flights and information display systems, each measuring 20.3cm × 18cm (8in × 7in) including two multifunction screens, two main flight screens and one onboard engine condition monitoring system (IECMS).

The Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft is equipped with the Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite with dual digital air data computers, dual attitude reference systems (AHRS), terrain collision avoidance systems (TCAS) and ground proximity warning systems (GPWS). An optional flight management system and global positioning system can be installed. This aircraft has Primus 1000 color weather radar and Primus II dual radio communication package.

Early warning and air control aircraft EMB-145AEW & C is a derivative of the ERJ-145 and equipped with an air radar that appears on the side of Ericsson Erieye. This is in service with the Brazilian Air Force and the Greek Air Force. Remote sensing EMB-145RS equipped with surveillance mission equipment, in service with the Brazilian Air Force for the Brazilian Government's Amazon SIVAM surveillance program.

Embraer ERJ-145 interior

Embraer ERJ-145 Cabin and Interior

The ERJ-145 main cabin can accommodate 50 passengers in a parallel three-seat configuration. Cabin and luggage compartments are designed by aircraft interior design companies, C & D Interiors based in the United States.

The passenger door on the front side of the port is equipped with airstairs. Cabin and luggage compartments are air-conditioned and pressurized. The aircraft has a Hamilton Sundstrand air conditioning system and a Liebherr Aerospace pressurization system. The oxygen system is supplied by EROS.

Embraer ERJ-145 Price and Orders

The latest Embraer ERJ-145 price is around US $ 59 Million. Passaredo Linhas Aereas received the first ERJ-145 regional jet from Embraer in May 2009 as part of a contract signed in November 2008.

In September 2009, Embraer sent ERJ-145 jets to the Brazilian Federal Police Department, while Serviços Executivos Aéreos de Angola (SEAA) purchased an ERJ 145 jet from Embraer in October 2009.

Tianjin Airlines received the last ERJ-145 from Harbin Embraer Aircraft in May 2011.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Embraer ERJ-135 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price

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Embraer ERJ-135 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price – The ERJ-135 is a twin-engine regional jet that can accommodate 37 passengers and a member of the Embraer Regional Jet (ERJ) family manufactured by Embraer Aerospace, Brazil. The aircraft was launched in 1997 and the first flight was carried out in July 1998. Certification from the Centro Tecnico Aerospacial (CTA) of Brazil, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Joint Aviation Authority (JAA) was awarded in 1999.

Final assembly, system integration, and testing of the ERJ-135 aircraft are carried out at Embraer's aerospace manufacturing facility in Sao Paulo. Making several aircraft parts carried out by subcontractors and subassemblies was transported to Sao Paulo for assembly. Norton supplies the nose radome, Sonaca from Belgium in the back and center of the fuselage, Gamesa from Spain wing and ENAER from Chile fin and tail.

Embraer ERJ-135

Embraer ERJ-135 Specs

The Embraer ERJ-135 has a cross-section circular fuselage, a high-mounted rear by-pass engine, low-swept wings, and a T-tail aircraft. This aircraft has 98% similarity in parts and systems, as well as crew rankings, with other members of the ERJ family.

The wing consists of two spar wing designs with a third spar to support the landing gear. The front edge of the wing is made of aluminum. T-tail is made of an aluminum box construction with the leading edge of aluminum on the tailplane. The leading edge of the fin is composite construction.

The ERJ-135 aircraft is equipped with EDE-type three-wheeled landing gear. Liebher produces a nose landing gear that is pulled forward. The main units pull in to the wing landing gear and fuselage fairing. This unit is equipped with Goodrich wheels and carbon brakes with a Hydro-Aire brake-by-wire control system.

Embraer ERJ-135 Engine

The ERJ-135 aircraft is powered by two Rolls-Royce AE 3007A engines with a rating of 31.3kN. The engine was installed behind the mast, supplied by Sonaca from Belgium. The Nacelle International system supplies engine nacelles and optional clamshell push inverters. The engine is equipped with full authority digital engine control and the engine air intakes are equipped with an engine bleed air anti-icing system.

The long range variant of the ERJ-135LR is equipped with a Rolls-Royce AE 3007A1 engine, which provides 15% more power. This machine is rated 33.1kN to provide better climbing characteristics and improve roaming performance in high ambient temperatures.

The aircraft is equipped with Parker Hannifin fuel management system. The integral wing tank has a capacity of 4,173 kg of fuel on the ERJ-135ER and 5,187kg on the ERJ-135LR. The aircraft is equipped with the Smiths electric power system and an additional APIC APS-500 power unit equipped with 18.6kW of power.

Embraer ERJ-135 can fly with a maximum speed of 955km / hour. The cruising speed is 833km / hour. The range and ceiling of aircraft services are 3,200 m and 11,278 m respectively. The aircraft takeoff rate is 1,700 m while the landing is 1,360 m. This aircraft weighs around 11,200 kg and the maximum takeoff weight is 19,000 kg.

Embraer ERJ-135 cockpit

Embraer ERJ-135 Cockpit and Avionics

The ERJ-135 aircraft cockpit is equipped with a Honeywell Primus 1000 glass digital avionics set with dual digital air data systems, dual attitude, post and reference systems (AHRS), traffic warning and avoidance (TCAS) systems and location proximity warning systems (GPWS) .

This instrumentation includes the appearance of the head of Flight Dynamics which provides the capability of landing a CAT III aircraft. Five electronic flights and information display systems, each measuring 20.3cm × 18cm (8in × 7in), including two multifunction screens, two main flight screens and one onboard engine condition monitoring system (IECMS).

An optional flight management system and global positioning system can be installed. This aircraft has Primus 1000 color weather radar and Primus II dual radio communication package.

Embraer ERJ-135 interior

Embraer ERJ-135 Cabin and Interior

The ERJ-135 main cabin was designed by aircraft interior design company, C & D Interior, United States. Cabin provides three-parallel seating for up to 37 passengers. The inside of the aircraft can be easily configured in different settings according to the specific needs of the customer.

The passenger door is located on the front side of the cabin. The cabin and luggage compartment is air-conditioned and is stressed by Hamilton Sundstrand's AC system and Liebherr's Aerospace pressurization system. The oxygen system is supplied by EROS.

Embraer ERJ-135 Price and Orders

The latest Embraer ERJ-135 price is around US $ 16.5 Million. The ERJ-135 began operations with Continental Express and American Eagle in July 1999. Around 132 ERJ-135 regional jets were ordered for operators including British Midland, Chautauqua Airlines, City Airlines, Flandre Air, Jetmagic, Luxair, Proteus and AirLink South Africa.

In November 2007, the contract was placed for two aircraft for the Royal Thai Army and two for the Royal Thai Navy. The aircraft will be used for transportation missions and medical evaluations.

In October 2009, two ERJ-135 and one ERJ-145 regional jet were sent to Servicos Executivos Aereos de Angola (SEAA), a scheduled start-up airline based in Africa. The Jet ERJ-135 was originally used on domestic routes including Luanda, Cabinda, Ondjiva and Saurimo. In January 2010, ECC Leasing, a subsidiary of Embraer, leased four ERJ-135 jets to AirLink South Africa.

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price

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Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price – Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter is a new lightweight twin turboprop engine utility aircraft manufactured by Viking Air, Canada. It is a high-pressure and non-pressurized commercial aircraft which is mainly used to conduct marine mammal aerial surveys, remote sensing missions, atmospheric air chemical sampling and atmospheric eddy flux and concentration gradient assessments. The inaugural flight Viking DHC-6 took place on February 16, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta and the aircraft began operating in July 2010.

Viking Air has also developed an enhanced DHC-6 model called the Guardian 400 which in principle is used for maritime surveillance, security, sovereignty, and search and rescue operations. The enhanced version is equipped with an electro-optical and infra-red camera, surveillance camera, laser ranger finder and laser illuminator.

Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter

Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Specs

Designed to operate in adverse weather conditions, Viking DHC-6 has a strong fuselage built with composite materials to reduce the overall weight of the aircraft by 25% to 40%. Twin Otter is capable of carrying passengers and cargo to remote locations that are not upgraded, including ski and water-based operations.

The Viking DHC-6 has two cockpit doors, a long nose structure, a circuit breaker and switch, and a bubble window. Other features include exhaust stacks, air ladder doors, cockpit sun protection systems, pressure refueling systems, trash racks, pulselite landing lights, ice coating equipment and taxi lights.

Designed as commuter Short Take Off and Landing (STOL), the Viking DHC-6 is equipped with a standard tricycle type landing gear consisting of Cleveland wheels and brakes. It can be reconfigured with amphibious floats, skis, ski wheels or medium floatation landing gear to land in rough terrain environments.

Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Engine

The Viking DHC-6 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 turboprops, each producing 559kW of output power. Each engine is equipped with two propellers, three Hartzell blades made of aluminum. The propeller can rotate at a constant speed of 2,200 rpm. The epicyclic speed reduction gearbox is installed in the engine to reduce propeller noise by optimizing the output speed.

Viking DHC-6 can rise at speeds of 8.1m / s. The maximum speed and cruising of each aircraft are 314 km / h and 278km / h. The kiosk speed is 107 km / hour. The service range and ceiling are 1,690 km and 7,620 m respectively. Maximum durability is nine hours.

Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter interior

Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Cockpit and Avionics

Viking DHC-6 offers a Honeywell Apex IFR digital flight deck, which accommodates pilots and co-pilots. The flight deck has two main flight displays (PFD), multifunction display (MFD), flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR).

The avionics suite of the Viking DHC-6 aircraft is supplied by Honeywell Primus Apex. These include color weather radars, interactive navigation systems, radar altimeters, dual global positioning systems (GPS) or Loran-C navigation systems. Enhanced land proximity warning system (EGPWS), traffic awareness and collision avoidance system (TACAS) to provide situational awareness to pilots included.

Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter cockpit


Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Cabin and Interior

The Viking DHC-6 aircraft cabin has a length of 5.61 m and a height of 1.50 m, with a volume of 10.87 m². It accommodates 19 passengers in two seating areas. The two main cabin doors are installed on both sides of the fuselage.

Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Price and Orders

The price of the latest Viking DHC-6 is US $ 5.9 Million. Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) awarded a $ 65 million contract to Viking Air on June 16, 2009 for 10 DHC-6 aircraft, of which six were land planes and the rest were Guardian 400s. The first DHC-6 aircraft was sent to Zimex Aviation on June 20, 2010 during the Farnborough Air Show.

To date, the Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft has been sold worldwide to customers operating in the harshest environments, including sub-zero temperatures in Antarctica, the hottest deserts in North Africa, the Himalayas, and open waters of the Indian Ocean archipelago .

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Kestrel K-350 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price

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Kestrel K-350 Specs, Interior, Cockpit, and Price – Kestrel K-350 is a single-engine turboprop aircraft that can accommodate six to eight passengers produced by Kestrel Aircraft, based in the United States. The K-350 will burn less fuel and will be able to land on grass and short strips / gravel.

New Kestrel turboprop aircraft are being developed at Kestrel centers located in Superior and Brunswick, USA. The design will be based on the F1C3 prototype, developed by Farnborough Aircraft in 2006.

Kestrel K-350

Kestrel K-350 Specs

The Kestrel K-350 will be built with composite that combines carbon fiber. Carbon fiber composite construction is claimed to allow lower drag shapes than all-metal construction. This wing is also made of carbon fiber and has a high laminar flow design. It will have large windows, large doors and wide aisles. The interior of the aircraft will show more space decorated with natural materials.

The Kestrel K-350 aircraft will be equipped with trailing-link type landing gear and large tires, which will ensure a smooth landing on non-paved and short strips.

The aircraft will have a takeoff weight of around 3,856kg (8,500 lbs) and an empty weight of around 2,359kg (5,200 lbs). This will have a maximum fuel that can be used 976kg.

Kestrel K-350 Engine

The Kestrel K-350 aircraft will be equipped with a Honeywell TPE331-14GR engine developed by Honeywell Aerospace. The new aircraft will be equipped with ASC-II blades built with carbon structures.

The engine will have an aluminum structure with two centrifugal compressors and a cooled turbine blade. It will have two batteries including one lithium-ion battery. The power output will be 1.759p, which will be an average of 1,000shp. Time between Repairs (TBO) will be more than 5,000 hours.

The Kestrel K-350 will have a maximum cruise speed of 593km / h (320kt). The maximum operating height is 9,449 m (31,000 feet). This will require a minimum runway length of 762 m (2,500 feet) to take off.

Kestrel K-350 interior

Kestrel K-350 Cabin and Interior

The Kestrel K-350 aircraft cabin will be an advanced composite structure. This will provide executive seating for six to eight passengers. The cabin management system (CMS) and environmental control system (ECS) will be installed on the aircraft.

The cabin is equipped with club seating arrangements, toilets, and luggage compartments in pressurized areas. In the cockpit, the side window pillars are removed for the unobstructed view of the pilot.

Kestrel K-350 features executive interiors with glowing wood veneers, upscale leather, wide aisles and large oval cabin windows. The materials to be used for cabin interiors will include upscale Alcantara leather and exotic African wood.

Kestrel K-350 cockpit

Kestrel K-350 Cockpit and Avionics

The Kestrel K-350 aircraft cockpit will feature an instrument panel with avionics and sidestick controls. The flight deck will offer high visibility with well-designed ergonomics. It will be equipped with special avionics, which will include one intuitive panel.

Pilots will be able to get acquainted with aircraft systems, weather conditions, aircraft configurations, approach maps and flight planning information.

Kestrel K-350 Price

The latest Kestrel K-350 price is around US $ 3.2 Million.