Alpha 2000. Specifications. A photo.
Alpha 2000. Specifications. A photo.

Alpha 2000. Specifications. A photo.


Alpha 2000 - light-engine plane designed for pilot training, as well as for individuals, produced by the New Zealand Aircraft «Alpha Aviation».


Photo Alpha 2000


The first development aircraft Alpha 2000 began in the late 60-ies of the last century, however, the design of the aircraft to perform other aircraft manufacturer subsequently given a new name. Initially, the aircraft received the name Avions Robin HR200, and the first flight of the aircraft took place in 1971 year. Almost before the start of the series production, aircraft manufacturers have come to a consensus that the aircraft should be a different name, and therefore the model was produced under the name R2000 Alpha.


Alpha 2000 photo


The first version of the aircraft lasted quite a bit - the production was carried out only up to 1983 years (with a few interruptions due to lack of standing orders), but, in 1994 year, model after a series produced improvements, is back in production, where it stayed until 2004 years .

One pilot and one passenger can be accommodated on board the aircraft, which was the main reason for the lack of great demand for this model. Nevertheless, given the fact that the aircraft is suitable for training future pilots, the New Zealand company still had orders.

The basic version of the aircraft used a power plant in the form of a Lycoming O-235 piston-type aircraft engine (108 hp), which allowed the aircraft to accelerate to a speed of 300 km / h, which was very promising given the production time frame. Subsequently, more powerful models of aircraft engines were installed on the aircraft, and therefore the maximum speed increased many times over.


Cabin Alpha 2160


Before 2004 years, issued the following versions of the aircraft:

  • R 2100 A - Basic production version. Built 34 aircraft;
  • R 2112 Alpha - Improved modification, equipped with more powerful (112 hp) aircraft engine;
  • R 2160 Alpha Sport - modification produced since 1994, designed to perform aerobatic stunts. This version uses a 235 hp Lycoming O-160 piston aircraft engine, which allows it to accelerate to a maximum speed of 333 km / h.


In 2004 year, Aircraft Company «Alpha Aviation», took over the construction of the aircraft introduces the Alpha 2000 (original Alpha 120T), has a small size, low power and low cost motor. This version is operated exclusively as a training aircraft, and found great popularity with customers.

Modification of Alpha 160A received a more powerful and efficient aircraft engine, which allows the aircraft to perform aerobatic stunts. There were no major changes in the model has not been done.

Plane version Alpha 160Ai, presented in 2006 year, is almost a complete copy of the model 160A. The exception here was the fuel injection system, as well as increasing the maximum flight range.


Specifications Alpha 2000.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 7,1 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,33 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,14 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 575 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 425 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1000 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 234 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 333 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 796 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 3800 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Avco Lycoming O-320-D2A (depending on version);
  • Power: 160 hp (Depending on version).


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