CASA CN235. Specifications. A photo.
CASA CN235. Specifications. A photo.

CASA CN235. Specifications. A photo.

CASA CN235 - a twin-engine turboprop transport and passenger aircraft, developed by the Spanish aircraft manufacturer «Construcciones Aeronauticas SA» (CASA), and produced on the territory of Spain, and under license, in the territory of Indonesia.

Photo CASA CN235

The development of the CASA CN235 transport and passenger aircraft was connected with the need to provide the Spanish air force with modern air technology, in particular, a multi-purpose aircraft capable of carrying both large-size cargo and troops from the air. The CASA CN235 aircraft made its first flight in the 1981 year, however, this model entered serial production only in the 1988 year, thereby providing for the needs of the Spanish Air Force.

Among other things, the CASA CN235 model was also produced for the needs of civil aviation, and the aircraft was not only adapted for the carriage of goods, but was actually, and is currently, quite a popular passenger aircraft capable of air travel at distances up to 4355 kilometers (maximum range of flight).

CASA CN235 photo

On board the CASA CN235 (civilian passenger version), it can accommodate up to an 51 passenger, which is very efficient, while taking into account the maximum flight distance, the aircraft is able to carry out air travel at a cruising speed of 450 km / h, which is more efficient than the CASA model C-295, which became the basis for the development of this aircraft.

In the role of the power plant, on the CASA CN235 aircraft are two General Electric CT7-9C3 turboprop aircraft engines (Depending on version), capable of developing thrust in 1750 hp, which is almost twice as much as in the predecessor model. In addition, thanks to the power plant of this type, the aircraft has become more reliable, although incidents with him are still noted.

cockpit CASA CN235

During the entire production cycle, which lasts since the first aircraft CASA CN235, was built 273 aircraft, among which there are modifications of this model:

  • CASA CN235-10 - Main production version of the airplane;
  • CASA CN235-100 \ 110 - Modification, equipped with turboprop aircraft engines General Electric CT7-9C. The current version has replaced the main production, because it is more reliable;
  • CASA CN235-200 \ 220 - An improved version of the aircraft, able to carry out more long air flights, with increased payload received on board. 200 series was produced by the Spanish aircraft manufacturers and 220 series - Indonesian Aircraft Corporation of license;
  • CASA CN235-300 - A modification based on 200 \ 220 series, equipped with modern avionics means without changing the technical characteristics of the aircraft;
  • CASA CN235-330 Phoenix - A modified version developed for the Royal Australian Air Force;
  • CASA CN235 MPA - Special military version of the patrol;
  • HC-144 Ocean Sentry - Special military version for the US Air Force;
  • CASA AC-235 - Aircraft fire support.

The main operators of civil utility aircraft CASA CN235 are such countries as:

  • Inter Austral (Argentina);
  • Merpati Nusantara Airlines (Indonesia);
  • Pelita Air Service (Indonesia);
  • Tiko Air (Madagascar);
  • Air Namibia (Namibia), and others.

Specifications CASA CN235.

  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 51 passengers (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 21,4 m .;
  • Wingspan: 25,81 m .;
  • Plane Height: 8,18 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 9800 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 5300 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 15100 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 450 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 480 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 4355 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 7620 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric CT7-9C3 (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 1750 hp (Depending on version).

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