Pilatus PC-21. Specifications. A photo.
Pilatus PC-21. Specifications. A photo.

Pilatus PC-21. Specifications. A photo.


Pilatus PC-21 - single-engine multi-purpose trainer aircraft in Switzerland, designed in 2002, the aircraft manufacturer «Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.».


A photoPilatus PC-21


The project is a multi-purpose aircraft Pilatus PC-21 Swiss aircraft manufacturers began to develop at the end of 90-ies of the last century. This aircraft was to go to the Air Force as training aids, however, the project has been optimized, resulting in the aircraft became actively used in civil aviation.

Designing an aircraft Pilatus PC-21 actually conducted on the basis of an air ship modelPilatus PC-9That allowed to some extent to reduce the time of work related to the development of the aircraft, however, both aircraft are radically different from each other, in particular, the model Pilatus PC-21 has appreciably better aerodynamics, but in spite of the factor that the dimensions the fuselage of the model are a few large aircraft Pilatus PC-21, has excellent maneuverability.


Pilatus PC-21 photo


The main purpose of the use of aircraft Pilatus PC-21 is an educational and training preparation, and, the aircraft is operated in civil aviation and in the military sphere.

His first flight of the aircraft Pilatus PC-21 made in July 2002 years, at the same time the aircraft very successfully passed all the required tests in view of what is already in the same year he entered and in mass production, where the aircraft continues to be, and as of early 2016 year, mainly due to the high demand for this model.

multipurpose cockpit Pilatus PC-21 can accommodate two people on board - one pilot and one passenger, however, because of the purpose of the aircraft, as well as a row of design features, this aircraft can not be used for transportation of goods. High-speed movement of the aircraft, as well as an excellent maneuverability ensures the applicability of the aircraft as a sports aircraft, including the ability to use and to carry out aerobatic tricks.


CabinPilatus PC-21


In the military sphere, the plane Pilatus PC-21 operated as training facilities providing training military pilots in the operation of jet fighters.

The aircraft Pilatus PC-21 model is equipped with turboprop power plant consisting of one aircraft engine brand Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68B, which has a towing capacity of 1600 hp The aircraft Pilatus PC-21 able to overcome the distance in 1330 kilometers at a cruising speed of its movement component 590 km \ h.


Specifications Pilatus PC-21.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 11,2 m .;
  • Wingspan: 9,12 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,9 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 2270 kg .;
  • Payload: 1980 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 4250 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 590 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 690 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1330 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 11600 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68B;
  • Power: 1600 hp


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