Aircraft

PILATUS PC-12

Single-engine turboprop PC-12 , the new aircraft was aimed at the developing market for large single-engine utility aircraft to serve such roles as small-package delivery and short-range business travel. The PC-12 shows evidence of its lineage in the short-field capability that was the hallmark of Pilatus' earlier PC-6 Porter and Turbo Porter series. Unlike the high-wing, taildragger PC-6, the sophisticated PC-12 is a sleek low-wing monoplane with retractable gear. Its role as a utility plane is somewhat disguised by the jet-like appearance of its T-tail and winglets, its swift speeds and its high-tech EFIS and avionics suite.

The PC-12 can be equipped with either a standard AlliedSignal two-tube EFIS 40 or optional AlliedSignal four or five tube EFIS panels with the KFC 325 3-axis autopilot. Bendix/King supplies dual KX155 navcoms, the KN62A DME, KR87 ADF, and KT71 transponder. The engine instrument system or EIS is a liquid crystal display of both analog and digital engine and system readouts. On recent , aircraft the RDR 2000 radar is installed in place of the RDS82 VP radar found on earlier aircraft.

The Pilatus PC-12 is a single-engine turboprop powered, pressurized and business/utility aircraft configured as a cantilever low-wing monoplane with a cantilever T-tail. In addition to the typical airstair door just aft of the flight deck, a port-side cargo door measuring 52" x 55" is located aft of the wing. Operational features include automatic torque limiting, automatic fuel load balancing, and a stall warning stick shaker/stick pusher system.

The PC-12's interior can be configured for a variety of missions. The aircraft is offered seven passenger executive layout version with an aft lavatory. High-density seating would add two additional passenger seats and with the co-pilot seat on the flight deck available if desired. Also available are a freighter version or a combination arrangement in which the forward section of the cabin houses four passenger seats and a large cargo area occupies the aft section of the cabin. A number of the aircraft have interiors completed in an air ambulance configuration. Cabin dimensions are 4.8ft. in height, 5.0ft. in width and 16.9ft. in length.

SPECIFICATIONS

General
Category : Single-Engine Turboprop
Years Aircraft Manufactured : 1995 - 2006
Serial Number Range : 101 - 773

Characteristics
Seating : 1 + 7/10
Wing Loading : 35.7
Power Loading : 8.3
Noise(EPNdB): Takeoff/Sideline/Approach : 74.3

External Dimensions (ft)
External Length : 47.3
External Height : 14.0
External Span : 53.3

Internal Dimensions (ft)
Internal Length (Overall/Net Height) : 16.9
Internal Height : 4.8
Internal Width (Max/Floor) : 5.0

Baggage
External: Cu.Ft./Lb. : N/A
External: Cu.Ft./Lb. : N/A

Power
Engines : P&WC PT6A-67B
Output (lbs ea.)/Flat Rating : 1,200shp/ISA+36 deg
Inspection Interval : 3,500t

Flight specifications

  • PASSENGERS CAPACITY: 6-7
  • CREW: 2
  • RANGE: 1845
  • WINGSPAN: 16.23M
  • SERVICE CEILING: 30000FT
  • TOP SPEED: 276KNOTS(510KM/H)
  • ENGINE TYPE: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA PT6A-67P

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