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Spectrum SA-550. Specifications. A photo.
Spectrum SA-550. Specifications. A photo.

Spectrum SA-550. Specifications. A photo.


Spectrum SA-550 - a single-engine airplane of American manufacturing, based on the model developed by another American aircraft manufacturer, Cessna Skymaster.

On the development of the aircraft Spectrum SA-550 worked aircraft designers of the American aircraft company «Basler Turbo Conversions», at the same time, the aircraft itself was presented in 1983 year, however, a wide spread of this model has not been because of lack of sufficient interest among customers, which is why it was built just two aircraft, both of which are in operation to this day.


Spectrum SA-550 photo


Despite the fact that the plane was designed on the basis of a different model, ultimately, the aircraft is fundamentally different from it, and, not only in technical terms, but also in terms of appearance. In addition, thanks to a qualified approach of American aeronautical engineer, on board the aircraft significantly increased space, and the interior has been redesigned, so that, the aircraft seating capacity increased to 10 people, which in turn was to attract commercial air carriers.


The revised versionSpectrum SA-550


In addition to passengers, the plane Spectrum SA-550 is also able to carry on his board and loads of total weight up to 998 kg. However, because of the limited edition, the aircraft actually used for this purpose.

As the power plant on the plane Spectrum SA-550 used a turboprop aircraft engine Pratt & Whitney PT6A-27, capable of a pushing force in 550 hp, which in turn allows you to overclock to the maximum speed of the plane in flight 420 km \ h. In addition, a powerful aircraft engine turboprop aircraft allows to overcome the distance to 1448 kilometers, which in turn makes it possible to operate the aircraft on domestic and inter-regional air routes.


A photoSpectrum SA-550


One of the key features of the aircraft Spectrum SA-550 is a possibility to take off from the runway small extent. For take-off, with a full load of the aircraft, the aircraft is required 137 meter runway, which in turn allows you to use this model of aircraft in difficult terrain, which is one of the reasons for the development of the aircraft.

One of the planes built by Spectrum SA-550 currently operated in the United States, the other, according to some, is the Mexican airline by local airlines.


Specifications Spectrum SA-550.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passazhirovmestimost6 10 people;
  • aircraft Length: 11,23 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,64 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,79 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1179 kg .;
  • Payload: 998 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2177 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 402 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 420 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1448 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5600 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney PT6A-27;
  • Power: 550 hp


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