Pilatus PC-12 Tanıtım Resimler

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Pilatus PC-12

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The Pilatus PC-12 is a single-engine turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. The main market for the aircraft is corporate transport and regional airliner operators.

Design and development

Pilatus announced the development of the PC-12 at the National Business Aircraft Association's annual convention in October 1989. The first flight of the first of two prototypes took place on 31 May 1991. Certification of the type was originally planned for mid-1991 but a redesign of the wings (increase of wing span and addition of winglets to ensure performance guarantees were met) delayed this. Swiss certification finally took place on 30 March 1994 and FAA approval followed on 15 July 1994.

As with many other Pilatus aircraft, the PC-12 is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67B turboprop engine. It is certified for single-pilot IFR operations, though operators may choose to utilize a second flight crew member. The PC-12 is offered in standard nine-seat airliner form, in a four-passenger seat/freight Combi version and as a six-place corporate transport. A pure freighter model is under consideration.

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The PC-12M (Multipurpose) is based on the basic PC-12 but equipped with a more powerful electrical generation system in order to enable the integration of additional power-consuming equipment. This enables the PC-12M to perform special mission tasks such as flight inspection, air ambulance, parachutist dropping, aerial photography and aerial surveillance. This version is marketed in the United States as the PC-12 Spectre paramilitary special missions platform.

The U-28A is the United States Air Force variant of the PC-12 for intra-theater support of special operations forces. The 319th Special Operations Squadron is stationed at Hurlburt Field, Florida at the headquarters of the Air Force Special Operations Command.

Pilatus unveiled the PC-12 47/E (Next Generation) at the 2007 National Business Aircraft Association meeting in Atlanta. The 47/E model features a more powerful Pratt & Whitney PT6-67P engine with better climb performance and an increase in maximum cruise speed to 280kts TAS. The Next Generation aircraft also features a Honeywell APEX Glass Cockpit. The revised cockpit includes automatic pressurization control as well as cursor controlled inputs to the navigation system.

Operational history

Most PC-12s are used as corporate transports, but recent regulatory changes in Australia, Brazil, Canada and the United States have cleared single engine turboprops such as the PC-12 for regional passenger transport operations in those nations. This has opened up a new potential market for the PC-12 as a regional airliner, in order to replace older twin piston-engined aircraft.

Planesense, a New Hampshire-based fractional ownership company, is the largest fractional operator of PC-12s in the world, operating 34 PC-12s. Their aircraft have logged over 80,000 flight hours.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia were the launch customer for the PC-12 in 1994. The RFDS operate 20 PC-12 aircraft with more to follow and have logged more than 120,000 hours.


* PC-12 -
* PC-12M - upgrade for special missions.
* PC-12 Spectre - paramilitary special missions platform marketed in the United States.
* PC-12 NG -

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Specifications (PC-12)
General characteristics

* Crew: one or two pilots
* Capacity: 9 passengers standard, 6-8 executive
* Payload: 1,500 kg (3,502 lb)
* Length: 14.40 m (47 ft 3 in)
* Wingspan: 16.23 m (53 ft 3 in)
* Height: 4.26 m (14 ft 0 in)
* Wing area: 25.81 m² (277.8 ft²)
* Empty weight: 2,761 kg (5,867 lb)
* Loaded weight: 4,700 kg (10,450 lb)
* Max takeoff weight: 4,740 kg (10,450 lb)
* Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67B turboprop, 895 kW (1,200 shp)
* *Maximum landing: 4,700 kg (10,450 lb)
* Maximum payload full fuel: 539 kg (1,189 lb)
* Tail wingspan: 5.20 m (17 ft 1 in)
* Propeller: Hartzell HC - E4A - 3D/E10477K – 4 blade aluminum
* Propeller diameter: 2.67 m (8 ft 9 in)
* Propeller RPM: 1,700 rpm constant speed


* Cruise speed: 500 km/h (312.5 mph / 270 KTAS)
* Stall speed: 120 km/h (74.8 mph / 65 KCAS)
* Service ceiling 9,150 m (30,000 ft)
* Rate of climb: 512 m/min at sea level (1,680 ft/min)
* Wing loading: 174.3 kg/m² (35.7 lb/ft²)
* Power/mass: 3.7 kg/shp (8.2 lb/shp)
* Range 0 passenger: 4,149 km (2,593 mi) (2,239 nm)
* Range 9 passenger: 2,804 km (1,753 mi) (1,513 nm)
* Takeoff distance over 15 m (50 ft) obstacle: 701 m (2,300 ft)
* Takeoff distance ground roll: 450 m (1,475 ft)
* Landing distance over 15 m (50 ft) obstacle: 558 m (1,830 ft)
* Landing distance ground roll: 228 m (945 ft)


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