Gippsland GA8 Airvan. Specifications. A photo.
Gippsland GA8 Airvan - single-engine multipurpose aircraft of the Australian production, produced by «GippsAero» to 2000 years.
A photoGippsland GA8 Airvan
The first work on the design of the aircraft Gippsland GA8 Airvan began in 1993 year, with Australian engineers have used as a base construction of light-aircraft Cessna 206 и Cessna 208However, with significant changes, both in terms of the design, and in terms of flight performance.
Aircraft Gippsland GA8 Airvan is mainly used for local and regional airlines, including for the carriage of passengers and to transport different kinds of goods. His first flight of the aircraft is performed in March 1995 years, but for some reason it was sent to the technical optimization of the design in order to improve flight-performance aircraft, and, in fact, came into production only 2000-year.
Gippsland GA8 Airvan photo
On board the aircraft Gippsland GA8 Airvan can accommodate up to 7 passengers or, in the case of aircraft to be used as a transport aircraft aboard the aircraft can be loaded up to 817 kilogram payload, which is very little, but in view of the use is only one motor is quite acceptable. The aircraft is capable of very two longest air travel - the maximum range of its flight is 1352 kilometers, which in turn allows to operate in the present.
As the power plant model Gippsland GA8 Airvan used a six-cylinder air-cooled piston aircraft engine Textron Lycoming IO-540-K1A5 able to develop traction in 300 hp, while, despite the fairly low power for this type of aircraft engine aircraft is capable of air travel at speeds up to 245 km \ h., which is acceptable.
AircraftGippsland GA8 Airvan
Due to the fact that the Australian design engineers made it possible to install in the plane float landing gear, the aircraft is also able to carry out and landing on the water surface, which is more than suitable for the Australian region, where a plane is often the only convenient mode of transportation for airfare between Greatest islands actually that do not have airports with prepared runway platforms.
His use of the aircraft is also found in the military aviation, which is mainly used to conduct aerial surveillance - Today the aircraft model Gippsland GA8 Airvan operated by the military from Australia, New Zealand and Lesotho.
Specifications Gippsland GA8 Airvan.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 7 people;
- aircraft Length: 8,95 m .;
- Wingspan: 12,28 m .;
- Plane Height: 3,9 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 997 kg .;
- Payload: 817 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 1814 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 222 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 241 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 1352 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 6100 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: Textron Lycoming IO-540-K1A5;
- Power: 300 hp
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