Dornier Seastar. Specifications. A photo.
Dornier Seastar. Specifications. A photo.

Dornier Seastar. Specifications. A photo.


Dornier Seastar - turboprop multipurpose amphibious aircraft, manufactured by the German aircraft manufacturer «Dornier Seaplane Company».


Dornier Seastar photo


The development of the Dornier Seastar aircraft was started by German aircraft builders for reasons of the need to introduce modern aircraft capable of taking off and landing, both from the runway and from the water surface, which in turn would expand the scope of civil aviation. From the very beginning of the design work, the aircraft was designed for exceptional applicability in civil aviation, in particular, first of all the possibilities of export were considered, however, on the territory of Germany itself, these aircraft were quite popular.


Photo Dornier Seastar


The design of the aircraft Dornier Seastar is made of composite materials, which in turn made it possible not only to facilitate the aircraft weight, but actually strengthened fuselage, making it possible to increase the maximum payload, to take on board.

The first flight of the aircraft Dornier Seastar held August 17 1984 years, however, the plane entered service does not immediately - this was due to the need to improve the structure of the aircraft.

Depending on the purpose of use, on board the Dornier Seastar aircraft can accommodate up to 14 people - 2 crew member and 12 passengers, while the aircraft is able to fly on long enough routes - up to 1850 kilometers, which allows to operate this aircraft, both on local , And on regional airlines. In addition, thanks to the fact that the Dornier Seastar is a multifunctional aircraft, it is also suitable for transportation of various types of cargo, in particular, the maximum useful load taken on board is about 1800 kg, which is also very actively used to this day.


Salon Dornier Seastar


The power plant of the Dornier Seastar consists of two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112 turboprop aircraft engines, each of which is capable of developing a speed of 500 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft with the ability to fly at a cruising speed of 340 km / h.

Over the entire period of production, the German aircraft manufacturers to issue several dozen aircraft Dornier Seastar models, some of which were sent to other countries, and some remained in Germany. Operation Dornier Seastar is conducted and to date, despite the fact that the age of the aircraft exceeds 30-year term.


Specifications Dornier Seastar.


  • Crew: 1-2 person;
  • Passenger: 12 people;
  • aircraft Length: 12,46 m .;
  • Wingspan: 15,5 m .;
  • Plane Height: 4,6 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 2400 kg .;
  • Payload: 1800 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 4200 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 340 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 375 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1850 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 8530 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112;
  • Power: 2 × 500 hp


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