BAe Jetstream 31 / 32
Light short-haul aircraft BAe. Jetstream 31, designed for use on small airfields with short runways and is designed for passenger traffic in routing local. Turboprop BAe. Jetstream 31, traces its history from the passenger plane HP-137 Jetstream 1, which was produced by the British Aircraft «Handley Page» even in the middle of 60-ies, and took off for the first time in August 18 1967 years. The work on the project of deep modernization of the aircraft Handley Page HP-137 Jetstream 1, the company «British Aerospace», was announced in December 5 1978 years.
The plane Jetstream 31, like its predecessor, HP-137 Jetstream 1, received form a low-wing monoplane with a moderate sweep and placed on it two turbovintelyatornymi motors.
The first flight with the established Jetstream 31 turbovintelyatornymi motors Garret TPE-331-10UG with an effective capacity of 900 hp It was committed in March 28 1980 years. In addition to new engines on the plane were given new, four-bladed propeller. The first production model of the plane, which is located in its interior 19 seats, was released in January 25 1982 years. In 29 June this year BAe. Jetstream 31, the British got the certificate of airworthiness, and by November 1982, was issued as US flight certificate FAA.
In 1985, the plane engines were installed updated TPE-331-12, 1020 liter capacity. .. Modification to this power plant was designated BAe. Jetstream Super 31. This version is more commonly known as BAe. Jetstream 32. This model is compared to the reference plane, Jetstream 31, it has increased in volume, the luggage compartment. The cabin allows you to place BAe.Jetstream 32 14 seats. Also it was released designated Jetstream 32EP. This version is equipped with motors TPE-331-12 and 19 able to carry up passengers at an average distance 1250 kilometers.
On the basis of the base model Jetstream 31 and modernized Jetstream 32, it was released several different versions of aircraft designed for different purposes. Such modifications may include 12-seater Jetstream Executive Shuttle, focused on business class flights. And also a convertible version of the aircraft - Jetstream QC or Jetstream Quick Change. This version is designed for transportation of both passengers and, if necessary, can quickly convert cabin for transportation of various cargoes.
In addition to these versions were released the following variants of the aircraft:
- BAe. Jetstream 31EZ - aircraft designed for maritime patrol equipped with radar.
- Jetstream 31 Special - aircraft for special tasks in different directions, ranging from piloting skills training and ending with the evacuation and transportation of the wounded.
- Jetstream 31 Corporate - aircraft for business aviation, with the passenger cabin on 10 people. In this version of the installed engines TPE-331-10 900 power hp
Issue aircraft family Jetstream 31 / 32 1993 lasted until the year.
During the period of 1980 1993 386 year it was produced aircraft BAe. Jetstream 31 / 32. To date, the operation is about 120 aircraft of this family.
Technical characteristics of the aircraft BAe Jetstream 31:
First flight of BAe. Jetstream 31: 28 1980 year in March
Production Years: c 1980 1993 year on year
Length: 14,37 m.
Height: 5,32 m.
Wingspan: 15,85 m.
Empty weight: 4360 kg.
Wing area: 25,20 sq.m.
Cruising speed: 425 km / h..
Maximum speed: 490 km / h..
Ceiling: 7620 m.
Practical range: 1260 km.
Takeoff run: 1380 m.
path length: 1240 m.
Engines: 2 theater TPE-331-10UG
Crew: 2 people
Number of seats: 19 seats
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