AEA Explorer. Specifications. A photo.
AEA Explorer. Specifications. A photo.

AEA Explorer. Specifications. A photo.


AEA Explorer - Australian turboprop aircraft manufactured by AEA Aircraft for US carriers.

In the middle of 90-ies, the Australian aircraft manufacturer AEA received from US carriers special order on the development, design and the subsequent production of small capacity aircraft, suitable for use in the United States to carry out local and regional air transport, in connection with what was a model AEA Explorer.


Photo of the aircraft AEA Explorer


His first flight of the aircraft AEA Explorer made in 1998 year, and since 2000 years, this model came into production, where at the moment and is.

The AEA Explorer is an aircraft designed to carry 9 passengers on local air routes, which meets the requirements of a direct customer located in the state of Texas. Subsequently, the aircraft construction company AEA also received an order for the development of the extended passenger capacity model, which resulted in an additional version of this model allowing the transport of up to 14 passengers on its board, which in turn allowed the aircraft to be interested in air carriers operating on interregional air routes.


AEA Explorer photo


The AEA Explorer aircraft is equipped with a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135B turboprop aircraft engine that allows the aircraft to develop a thrust of 600 hp, which is very acceptable given the developed maximum flight speed of 380 km / h when traveling at distances of up to 1759 kilometers.

In 202 year, based on the version of the AEA Explorer 500T was created modification AEA Explorer 750T, representing an aircraft similar to the base model, but with an increased length of the fuselage, increased passenger capacity and higher propulsion power.

Currently, the aircraft AEA Explorer widespread in the world did not receive, as well as in the US market of civil aviation, for which the aircraft was designed. According to some estimates, currently built only 8 aircraft of this model, and then, due to rising prices for aircraft of this model, the popularity of the aircraft decreased significantly, however, in the final analysis, the production has not been closed, for reasons further order intake, albeit in very small quantities.


Specifications AEA Explorer.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 9 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 9,68 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 14,43 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 4,72 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1724 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Useful load: 1088 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2812 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising flight speed: 333 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 380 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1759 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7620 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turboprop (depending on version);
  • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135B (depending on version);
  •  Power: 600 hp (Depending on version).


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