Basler BT-67. Specifications. A photo.
Basler BT-67. Specifications. A photo.

Basler BT-67. Specifications. A photo.

Basler BT-67 - US passenger and cargo aircraft manufactured by «Basler Turbo Conversions» since the beginning of 90-ies of the last century.

Basler BT-67 photo

The first development aircraft Basler BT-67 80 began in late-ies of the last century, at the same time, the American aeronautical engineer did not try to create a fundamentally new model of the aircraft, and in its essence, a renewed old American aircraft Douglas DC-3To some extent perfecting its design, installation and replacement of power largely reworked interior.

Photo Basler BT-67

Basler BT-67 aircraft was first introduced in January 1990, and at the same time made its first flight, which ended with a very great success for the American aircraft manufacturing company, since almost instantly the air carriers ordered the production of several models. To call the production of Basler BT-67 airplanes massive is very problematic, since these aircraft are produced almost all the time under existing orders - from 1990 to 2014, the 63 aircraft of this model were built year, while their cost remains very high, about 7 million dollars depending on the preferred components and interior equipment.

Aircraft Basler BT-67 and is suitable for the carriage of passengers, which is used by several air carriers, within the territory of the United States and Canada, as well as for transportation of goods. On board the aircraft, in addition to two members of the crew can be accommodated as well 38 passengers, and, the aircraft is suitable for flight on a very two longest distances to 4100 km. In addition to passengers, the plane Basler BT-67 can take on board up to 5920 kg of payload, which is also widely used for transportation of various kinds of cargo.

cockpit Basler BT-67

As the power plant, on airplanes Basler BT-67 used two turbo-prop aircraft engines Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R, capable of developing a total power of 2562 hp, which is enough to overcome the maximum distance when fully loaded aircraft at cruising speed flight into 389 km \ h.

Aircraft Basler BT-67 found also their use in military aviation, which is operated for the transportation of goods, transportation of troops and landing troops at the same time, the very aircraft is currently in service with nine world countries, including the United States, Colombia , Bolivia and others.

Production of the Basler BT-67 continues at the present time.

Specifications Basler BT-67.

  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 38 people (depending on the cabin configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 20,65 m .;
  • Wingspan: 28,95 m .;
  • Plane Height: 5,15 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 7121 kg .;
  • Payload: 5920 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 13041 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 389 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 425 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 4100 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7600 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R;
  • Power: 2 × 1281 hp

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