Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II. Specifications. A photo.
Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II - multi-purpose turboprop aircraft joint development of French and American aircraft manufacturers, manufactured by «Reims Aviation» with 1983 years.
Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II photo
The aircraft model Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II was developed jointly by French and American engineers on the basis of one of the very popular models of American turboprop aircraft Cessna 404 Titan. In fact, during the design of the aircraft, dramatic changes have been carried out, both in the exterior design of the aircraft and its flight performance, in view of what has become a model and be positioned as a separate aircraft.
Initially it was assumed that the Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II aircraft will be operated exclusively as a military patrol aircraft, however, because of the rather expensive development, then it was decided to produce aircraft of this type and for the civil aviation sector, where the plane could be applied as a a passenger aircraft, and as a cargo aircraft.
A photoReims-Cessna F406 Caravan II
Plane salon Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II is designed for taking on board fourteen people - two pilots and twelve passengers, and, in most cases, the aircraft in the field of civil aviation is used as feeder aircraft, or else to work on local airlines a small extent. In addition, the aircraft model Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II was also able to prove itself, and as air taxis, however, due to the fairly large seating capacity, its exploitation in the commercial aviation sector is not always justified.
On board his plane Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II can carry up to 1963 kilogram payload, and the aircraft of this model is often used for such purposes, which is particularly true for the military sector.
The aircraft Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II is equipped with two turboprop engines model Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112, each of which is capable of power 500 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to accelerate to a speed of about 424 km \ h. The maximum range of the aircraft flight Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II is 2135 kilometers, which is very acceptable figure, and in most cases meets the needs of customers.
AircraftReims-Cessna F406 Caravan II
Of issued 85 aircraft Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II model in the field of civil aviation is used about 53 aircraft, most of which belongs to a small European air carriers.
Specifications White Lightning WLAC-1.
- Crew: 2 person;
- Passenger: 12 people;
- aircraft Length: 11,9 m .;
- Wingspan: 15,08 m .;
- Plane Height: 4,01 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 2283 kg .;
- Payload: 1963 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 4246 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 424 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 270 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 2135 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 9145 m .;
- aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
- Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112;
- Power: 2 × 500 hp
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