Comp Air 8. Specifications. A photo.
Comp Air 8. Specifications. A photo.

Comp Air 8. Specifications. A photo.


Comp Air 8 - turboprop light civilian aircraft of general aviation, developed by the American aircraft manufacturer «CompAir Inc.» in 2007 year.


Photo Comp Air 8


Work on the design of the aircraft Comp Air 8 beginning of the American aeronautical engineer back in 2005 year, with, designers sought to create a high demand vehicle used not only for private use, but also in the commercial sphere, in particular for the transportation of people and cargo at ranges small and medium-haul.


Aircraft Comp Air 8 photo


Construction plane Comp Air 8 was conducted on the basis of a model Comp Air 7At the same time, American aviation specialists had to lengthen the structure of the aircraft, which in turn led to the expansion of the aircraft cabin and made it possible to accommodate a larger number of people, or an equivalent amount of cargo in mass. The aircraft was produced as kits for self-assembly, while, thanks to the unification of the elements, a completely finished design, with all the necessary components, could be obtained within 880-900 hours, which is very acceptable.

The plane Comp Air 8 equipped as standard gear for landing on a hard surface and float chassis, which makes it possible to carry out the landing on the water surface, which is also very widely used.


Photo of the aircraft Comp Air 8


Initially, in the likeness of the Comp Air 7 model, it was assumed that the Comp Air 8 aircraft would be produced in two modifications - with piston and turboprop aircraft engines, respectively, however, in the end it was decided to use only a turboprop power plant, since it made it possible to cover distances unhindered up to 1700 kilometers, with a maximum payload weight on board of 907 kilograms. The turboprop Walter M 8D is used as an aircraft engine in the Comp Air 601 model, which is quite reliable, but expensive in terms of maintenance, which to some extent influenced the demand for these aircraft. The engine is capable of developing power of 657 hp, while providing a maximum flight speed of 370 km / h.

Cabin Comp Air 8 8 can accommodate up to people, including seven passengers and one pilot, and, due to this factor, the aircraft began to be operated by American carriers on the routes of the local and regional level, as well as an air taxi. If necessary, the passenger seats in the cabin can be removed, and the aircraft will be able to transport goods, provided not exceeding the maximum take-off weight and dimensions of the cabin.


Specifications Comp Air 8.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 7 people;
  • aircraft Length: 9,6 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,1 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,74 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1270 kg .;
  • Payload: 907 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2177 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 362 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 370 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1705 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5800 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: Walter M 601D;
  • Power: 657 hp


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