Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan. Specifications. A photo.
Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan. Specifications. A photo.

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan. Specifications. A photo.


Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan - Utility turboprop airliner manufactured by Aircraft «Canadair» with 1959 1966 on year.


Photo Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan


The development of passenger and cargo aircraft Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan was conducted on the basis of other, earlier model Convair CV-440 Metropolitan, however, Canadian aeronautical engineer made a partial reconfiguration of the aircraft, thereby to some extent by improving its flight performance and extending the capabilities of the model .

The Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan model made its first flight in 1959, and after a few months, this aircraft entered mass production, where it existed for only a few years, and this was mainly due to some factors, in particular low speed flight, short distance, etc.


Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan photo


Depending on the interior, on board passenger turboprop aircraft Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan it can accommodate up to 64 passengers, with a plane operated mainly for domestic passenger flights, with the extent to 3-3,5 thousand kilometers.

Two turboprop aircraft engines of this aircraft, we are talking about the Napier Eland model, capable of developing a total thrust of 7000 hp, which in turn provided a rather normal travel speed for aircraft of this type (about 520 km / h), however, to a significant was inferior to aircraft with turbofan aircraft engines.


cockpit Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan


In addition to civil aviation, airplanes Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan operated well and air forces of Canada, and, mainly for the transport of goods, as well as for the transport of troops. However, the aircraft stayed in the military do not have much time - about 10 years, after which they were replaced by more advanced and efficient models of aircraft.

One of the biggest drawbacks of the Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan airliner is the extremely large amount of fuel consumed, which required very large investments from air carriers to operate the aircraft of this model. In 1994, a final decision was made to terminate the operation of these aircraft, although subsequently, a number of South American countries still resumed the use of these aircraft.

During the entire production period, the company «Canadair» to issue 13 passenger aircraft, of which, according to 2012 years, it is known that there is only one model (in Canada).


Specifications Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan.


  • Crew: 3-4 person;
  • Passenger: 64 person;
  • aircraft Length: 24,84 m .;
  • Wingspan: 32,12 m .;
  • Plane Height: 8,5 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 14666 kg .;
  • Payload: 9464 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 24130 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 520 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 547 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 3660 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 7620 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Napier Eland;
  • Power: 2 × 3500 hp 


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