Pilatus PC-12
Страна: Швейцария
Год: 1991

Корпоративный и пассажирский самолет вместимостью 6-8 или 9 пассажиров, соответственно
Pilatus PC-12
  PC-12 стал вторым корпоративным самолетом, оснащенным одним турбовинтовым двигателем (первым был Piper Malibu, а третьим стал SOCATA TBM 850). Прототип был облетан 31 мая 1991 года, а вторая машина поднялась в воздух 28 мая 1993 года. Сертификат типа Федеральная авиационная администрация США выдала самолету в июле 1994 года, а первый заказчик получил самолет в сентябре 1994 года. Конструктивно PC-12 представлял собой моноплан с низкорасположенным трапециевидным крылом с Т-образным хвостовым оперением. Планер самолета выполнялся преимущественно из алюминиевых сплавов, а в конструкции подфюзеляжных гребней и форкиля были применены композиционные материалы.
  Первой самолет в эксплуатацию поставила канадская компания "Kelner Airways", получившая первую машину в 1997 году. Кроме поставок гражданским заказчикам, самолет поступил на вооружение в ряде стран мира. Наиболее крупным заказчиком стали ВВС США - они приобрели 36 самолетов, которым было присвоено обозначение U-28. Часть из них привлекаются для обеспечения действий Сил специальных операций.


  Pilatus PC-12

  Тип: корпоративный и пассажирский самолет вместимостью 6-8 или 9 пассажиров, соответственно
  Силовая установка: один ТВД Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67B мощностью 1605 л. с. (1197 кВт)
  Летные характеристики: максимальная скорость 444 км/ч; максимальная дальность полета с резервом топлива по правилам VFR - 4187 км
  Масса: пустого 2600 кг; максимальная взлетная 4500 кг
  Размеры: размах крыла 16,23 м; длина 14,40 м; высота 4,27 м; площадь крыла 25,81 м2
  Полезная нагрузка: 1410 кг (один пилот); в комбинированном варианте 1474 кг
Другой самолет, Pilatus PC-12 (на фото), имеет лишь один двигатель, но может перевозить до девяти пассажиров или же шесть человек при комфортабельной конфигурации салона.
Dexter Air Taxi uses a fleet of PC-12s for flights in Russia.
Africa has proved a buoyant market for the PC-12 with some 25 in use, including ZS-BEL, flying with General Airways, and ’NYM of the Red Cross Mercy Air Service Trust.
Pilatus PC-12 Авиации Управления авиационных и морских сил
The PC-12’s rugged construction makes the aircraft ideal for Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service, which operates over 30 examples.
Surf Air is providing executive travel to its members between West Coast US cities.
PC-12/45 ZK-PLT is one of five in Sound Air's fleet.
The Sounds Air fleet at Picton aerodrome, the airline's home base.
A Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine off wing during maintenance.
После первых же полетов на PC-12 было решено установить законцовки крыла, винглеты. На фотографии - прототип модификации PC-12/45 High Gross Weight.
Благодаря опыту, полученному по проекту PC-6, взлетно-посадочные характеристики PC-12 оказались просто превосходными.
The PC-12 can take nine passengers over 1,800 nautical miles from short, unprepared runways.
A Hungarian tender for second hand transport aircraft was released on June 7, 2013. Given the limited funds available, one viable option is the Pilatus PC-12.
PC-12 HB-FVI is used by the Sauber Formula One team to fly drivers around Europe. The aircraft is seen here in 2012, when it was delivered, and is painted to represent the team’s car that year.
Owned by the State of Colorado, and operated by their Department of Public Safety, Pilatus PC-12 N327SF (c/n 511) has been fitted with Sierra Nevada Corporation's Wildland Fire Management System. Using electro-optical and infrared systems with geospatial processing, this multi-mission aircraft goes from the early detection and mapping of wildfires to safety overwatch of communities and firefighters. With the high performance and long range of the PC-12 it also provides command and control of the air attack forces being employed to fight the fire that includes evaluation of the effectiveness of the retardant drops.
Easy access to the cabin for passengers and to the engine for maintenance was an early design goal. The large rear freight door, in particular, has appealed to medical operators.
N9195A is Surf Air’s fourth PC-12 and one of 15 ordered by the Santa Monica-based company, which also has options on 50 others.
Two Pilatus U-28As of the 319th Special Operations Squadron, 1st Special Operations Wing, are deployed to Stuttgart Airport in Germany to support US African Command. U-28A 07-0793 (c/n 793) was noted operating from the airport on August 12.
In its FY2015 budget proposal, the US Air Force plans to transfer 33 MC-12Ws to US Special Operations Command to replace the Pilatus-built U-28A.
Two squadrons operate the U-28A, for utility and ISR missions.
Finland's Ilmavoimat deployed one C295M and a single PC-12 to Rovaniemi for the duration of Arctic Challenge. Assigned to the TukiLLv based at Tampere-Pirkkala, both aircraft flew daily missions.
The crew of this Ilmavoimat PC-12/47E PI-06 refuel the aircraft at Rovaniemi.
Pilatus marked its 75th anniversary by painting a new demonstrator PC-12NG HB-FWA (c/n 1515) in a striking scheme designed by a 105-year-old Swiss artist, Hans Erni, depicting Pegasus, the mythical winged horse.
A 1,32m x 1,35m rear fuselage cargo door is opened hydraulically and closed electrically.
A double trailing link main under­carriage and low-pressure tyres make the aircraft suited to unprepared landing strips.
In its original form (no winglets or ventral strokes), the prototype PC-12, HB-FOA, is preserved outside the company’s headquarters building.
Destined for the Canadian Mounties, C-GMPW was due for delivery in August 1999.
VH-FMW, c/n 123, of Australia’s RFDS at Adelaide.
Prototype multi-mission Eagle, for which an unannounced order is awaiting signature.
For the power output - 1,605 shp - the PT6 is remarkably small and weighs just over 500 lb. It is bolted to the titanium firewall at four points; this is the 183rd PC-12 under assembly at Stans.
Each pilot has a primary flight display and there are two multi-function displays, one each for systems and situational awareness
Each screen can be sub-divided into 1/6th, 1/3rd or 2/3rd sections to present different data, such as engine parameters or navigation information, in the same display.
The spacious cabin is 5.16m long, 1,52m wide and 1.45m tall.
The PC-12 fuselage is a semi-monocoque design using conventional aluminium alloy, all corrosion proofed and fatigue-tested to the equivalent of six lifetimes. This is based on 20,000 flying hours and 27,000 landings, assuming a typical average flight length of 45 minutes.