Pilatus PC-21. Specifications. A photo.
Pilatus PC-21. Specifications. A photo.

Pilatus PC-21. Specifications. A photo.


Pilatus PC-21 - single-engine multi-purpose trainer aircraft in Switzerland, designed in 2002, the aircraft manufacturer «Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.».


Photo Pilatus PC-21


The project is a multi-purpose aircraft Pilatus PC-21 Swiss aircraft manufacturers began to develop at the end of 90-ies of the last century. This aircraft was to go to the Air Force as training aids, however, the project has been optimized, resulting in the aircraft became actively used in civil aviation.

The design of the Pilatus PC-21 aircraft was in fact based on the model aircraft. Pilatus PC-9, which made it possible to somewhat reduce the time of work associated with the development of the aircraft, however, both aircraft radically differ from each other, in particular, the Pilatus PC-21 model has significantly better aerodynamics, but despite the factor that the dimensions the fuselage of this model is somewhat large, the Pilatus PC-21 aircraft has excellent maneuverability.


Pilatus PC-21 photo


The main purpose of the use of aircraft Pilatus PC-21 is an educational and training preparation, and, the aircraft is operated in civil aviation and in the military sphere.

His first flight of the aircraft Pilatus PC-21 made in July 2002 years, at the same time the aircraft very successfully passed all the required tests in view of what is already in the same year he entered and in mass production, where the aircraft continues to be, and as of early 2016 year, mainly due to the high demand for this model.

multipurpose cockpit Pilatus PC-21 can accommodate two people on board - one pilot and one passenger, however, because of the purpose of the aircraft, as well as a row of design features, this aircraft can not be used for transportation of goods. High-speed movement of the aircraft, as well as an excellent maneuverability ensures the applicability of the aircraft as a sports aircraft, including the ability to use and to carry out aerobatic tricks.


Cabin Pilatus PC-21


In the military sphere, the plane Pilatus PC-21 operated as training facilities providing training military pilots in the operation of jet fighters.

The Pilatus PC-21 model aircraft is equipped with a turboprop power plant consisting of one Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68B aircraft engine, which has a thrust power of 1600 hp. The Pilatus PC-21 aircraft is capable of covering distances of 1330 kilometers, with a cruising speed of its movement of 590 km / h.


Specifications Pilatus PC-21.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 11,2 m .;
  • Wingspan: 9,12 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,9 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 2270 kg .;
  • Payload: 1980 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 4250 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 590 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 690 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1330 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 11600 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68B;
  • Power: 1600 hp


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