BAe Jetstream 31 / 32
BAe Jetstream 31 / 32

BAe Jetstream 31/32

Light short-haul aircraft BAe. Jetstream 31, designed for use on small airfields with short runways and is designed for passenger air travel on local routes. Turboprop BAe. Jetstream 31, traces its history from the passenger aircraft HP-137 Jetstream 1, which was produced by the British aircraft manufacturer Handley Page back in the middle of 60, and took off for the first time in August 18 1967. Work on the project for the deep modernization of the aircraft Handley Page HP-137 Jetstream 1, by British Aerospace, was announced on December 5 1978 of the year.

The Jetstream 31, like its predecessor, the HP-137 Jetstream 1, took the form of a low-swept monoplane with moderate sweep and two turboprop engines installed on it.

BAe Jetstream 31 / 32 plane

The first flight of the aircraft Jetstream 31 with installed Garret TPE-331-10UG turboprop engines, with an effective power of HP 900. was committed 28 March 1980 of the year. In addition to the new aircraft engines, new four-blade propellers were installed. The first production model of the aircraft, which places the passenger seats in its 19 cabin, was released on January 25 1982. And in 29 of June of the same year BAe. Jetstream 31, received a British certificate of airworthiness, and by November 1982, the American FAA flight certificate was also issued.

In 1985, the updated TPE-331-12 engines were installed on the aircraft, with a capacity of 1020 l. with .. Modification with this power plant received the designation BAe. Jetstream Super 31. This version is better known as BAe. Jetstream 32. This model, in comparison with the base aircraft, Jetstream 31, has an increased volume of luggage compartment. The cabin aircraft BAe.Jetstream 32 allows you to place 14 passenger seats. A version designated as Jetstream 32EP has also been released. This modification is equipped with engines TPE-331-12 and is capable of carrying up to 19 passengers for an average distance of 1250 kilometers.

inside lux BAe Jetstream 31 / 32

On the basis of the base model Jetstream 31 and modernized Jetstream 32, it was released several different versions of aircraft designed for different purposes. Such modifications may include 12-seater Jetstream Executive Shuttle, focused on business class flights. And also a convertible version of the aircraft - Jetstream QC or Jetstream Quick Change. This version is designed for transportation of both passengers and, if necessary, can quickly convert cabin for transportation of various cargoes.

In addition to these versions were released the following variants of the aircraft:

  • BAe. Jetstream 31EZ - aircraft designed for maritime patrol equipped with radar.
  • Jetstream 31 Special - aircraft for special tasks in different directions, ranging from piloting skills training and ending with the evacuation and transportation of the wounded.
  • Jetstream 31 Corporate - aircraft for business aviation, with the passenger cabin on 10 people. In this version of the installed engines TPE-331-10 900 power hp

Issue aircraft family Jetstream 31 / 32 1993 lasted until the year.

During the period of 1980 1993 386 year it was produced aircraft BAe. Jetstream 31 / 32. To date, the operation is about 120 aircraft of this family.

BAe Jetstream 31 / 32 inside casual

Specifications aircraft BAe Jetstream 31:

First flight of BAe. Jetstream 31: 28 1980 year in March

Production Years: c 1980 1993 year on year

Length: 14,37 m.

Height: 5,32 m.

Wingspan: 15,85 m.

Empty weight: 4360 kg.

Wing area: 25,20 sq.m.

Cruising speed: 425 km / h..

Maximum speed: 490 km / h..

Ceiling: 7620 m.

Practical range: 1260 km.

Takeoff run: 1380 m.

path length: 1240 m.

Engines: TPN-2-331UG 10 TVD

Crew: 2 people

Number of seats: 19 seats

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