Comp Air 8. Specifications. A photo.
Comp Air 8. Specifications. A photo.

Comp Air 8. Specifications. A photo.


Comp Air 8 - turboprop light civilian aircraft of general aviation, developed by the American aircraft manufacturer «CompAir Inc.» in 2007 year.


A photoComp Air 8


Work on the design of the aircraft Comp Air 8 beginning of the American aeronautical engineer back in 2005 year, with, designers sought to create a high demand vehicle used not only for private use, but also in the commercial sphere, in particular for the transportation of people and cargo at ranges small and medium-haul.


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Construction plane Comp Air 8 was conducted on the basis of a model Comp Air 7While, American aviation professionals have to lengthen the structure of the aircraft, which in turn led to increased number of the aircraft and allowed to accommodate more people, or their equivalent weight amount of cargo. Release the aircraft was carried out as a constructor-sets for self-assembly, while, thanks to the unification of elements, fully the finished design, with all the necessary components could be obtained during the 880-900 hours, which is quite acceptable.

The plane Comp Air 8 equipped as standard gear for landing on a hard surface and float chassis, which makes it possible to carry out the landing on the water surface, which is also very widely used.


Plane PhotosComp Air 8


Initially, in the similitude of the Comp Air 7 model, it was assumed that the Comp Air 8 aircraft will be produced in two versions - with piston and turboprop aircraft engines, respectively, but eventually it was decided to use only a turboprop powerplant, as it allowed to easily overcome distances Up to 1700 kilometers, with a maximum payload weight on board of 907 kilogram. As an aircraft engine in the Comp Air 8 model, the Walter M 601D turboprop is used, quite reliable, but expensive in terms of maintenance, which to a certain extent influenced the demand for these aircraft. The engine is capable of developing power in 657 hp, while providing the maximum speed of the flight in 370 km / h.

Cabin Comp Air 8 8 can accommodate up to people, including seven passengers and one pilot, and, due to this factor, the aircraft began to be operated by American carriers on the routes of the local and regional level, as well as an air taxi. If necessary, the passenger seats in the cabin can be removed, and the aircraft will be able to transport goods, provided not exceeding the maximum take-off weight and dimensions of the cabin.


Specifications Comp Air 8.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 7 people;
  • aircraft Length: 9,6 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,1 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,74 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1270 kg .;
  • Payload: 907 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2177 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 362 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 370 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1705 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5800 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: Walter M 601D;
  • Power: 657 hp


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