Pilatus PC-9. Specifications. A photo.
Pilatus PC-9. Specifications. A photo.

Pilatus PC-9. Specifications. A photo.


Pilatus PC-9 - light multi-purpose trainer aircraft in Switzerland, designed in 1984, the company «Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.».


Photo Pilatus PC-9


Design of multi-purpose aircraft Pilatus PC-9 Swiss aircraft manufacturers began in the early 80-ies of the last century. Despite the fact that the design of the aircraft the aircraft design has been used Pilatus PC-7, The development of the aircraft took a very long time, which was due to a number of technical difficulties in the implementation of the project, which could not be avoided (without a significant increase in the cost of the project), and therefore a number of new operational properties of the aircraft had to be abandoned, which caused a strong similarity between Models Pilatus PC-7 and Pilatus PC-9. In fact, the main difference between the Pilatus PC-9 model and the Pilatus PC-7 model is the strengthened wing structure and improved aerodynamics, which was achieved mainly through the use of composite materials.


Aircraft Pilatus PC-9


In general, thanks to a qualified approach to the implementation of the project of the aircraft model Pilatus PC-9, aircraft manufacturers have improved the aerodynamic properties of the multi-purpose aircraft, thereby somewhat increased maneuverability of the aircraft, which in a certain way reflected in the operation of aircraft safety, however, before, the project had only earmarked, but was used in the civil and military aviation.

His first ascent into the air the aircraft produced in May 1984 years, while, due to the fact that the actual plane tests have been conducted previously, the current tests were purely formal in nature, allowing to determine the real improvement in the performance qualities of the aircraft. At the end of the year 1984 aircraft Pilatus PC-9 went into serial production, where due to its popularity continues to be to this day.



Pilatus PC-9 photo


The cabin Pilatus PC-9 aircraft can accommodate up to two people - a pilot and one passenger, or, if the plane is supposed to be used exclusively for the training as much as - instructor and student. As in the model Pilatus PC-7, aircraft model can not be used for transport on its board of any cargo, however, it was originally given the opportunity to Swiss aircraft manufacturers and are not considered, which in turn is limited by the scope of the aircraft.

The Pilatus PC-9 aircraft is equipped with a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-62 turboprop power plant, which, with a thrust of 1150 hp, provides the aircraft with the ability to reach a maximum speed of 570 km / h, while the maximum flight distance is limited a distance of 1645 kilometers.


Specifications Pilatus PC-9.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 10,04 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,12 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,26 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1620 kg .;
  • Payload: 1580 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3200 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 470 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 570 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1645 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 11600 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-62;
  • Power: 1150 hp


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