Kestrel K-350. Specifications. A photo.
Kestrel K-350. Specifications. A photo.

Kestrel K-350. Specifications. A photo.


Kestrel K-350 - light single-engine turboprop aircraft, designed by Aircraft «Kestrel Aircraft» in 2006 year.


Kestrel K-350 photo


Aircraft Kestrel K-350 is a high-tech multi-purpose aircraft, designed for operation in civil aviation and in the military sphere. The actual development of this aircraft began in 2000-year, however, due to the disruption of financing, its first flight the plane of the model implemented in 2006 year, while in the production project was launched only 2010 year, where, again, due to some financial problems, the issue was limited.

Initially, the aircraft project Kestrel K-350 supposed to perform with conventional materials that inherently had to reduce the cost issue, however, is in the final stage of development experts have come to believe that the use of composite materials will provide the aircraft higher flight performance, in particular, a lighter construction at elevated strength qualities.


Photo Kestrel K-350


The Kestrel K-350 aircraft has a perfectly acceptable design and allows to accommodate up to 7 passengers on its board, which in turn makes it predisposed for operation in the commercial sector, however, due to the rather high cost of one aircraft, according to 2014 year data 3,2 million dollars, the aircraft is supposed to be used exclusively as an administrative type aircraft. Transportation of various cargoes on the aircraft with a total weight of up to 1520 kilogram is also possible, however, in fact, the use of the Kestrel K-350 in this area is not cost-effective, as it will not be able to pay off.

Among other things, the development of the aircraft experts have made it possible to use it in the field of military aviation, in particular aircraft Kestrel K-350 can be used for reconnaissance, observation of the flight and ground patrols. However, at the moment because of the limited edition, in Air Force aircraft of this model is not used.


Aircraft Kestrel K-350


The power plant of the aircraft Kestrel K-350 is a turboprop aircraft engine Honeywell TPE331-14GR, capable of developing a thrust of 1650 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft the ability to accelerate to maximum speed in 750 km \ h., At a maximum range of flight in 2084 kilometers. Nevertheless, powerful propulsion system of the aircraft needs costly maintenance, which reduces popularity.


Specifications Kestrel K-350.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 7 people (depending on layout);
  • aircraft Length: 11,7 m .;
  • Wingspan: 13,7 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,9 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 2359 kg .;
  • Payload: 1520 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3879 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 680 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 750 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2084 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 9400 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: Honeywell TPE331-14GR;
  • Power: 1650 hp


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