PILATUS PC-7 Astra

Aircraft
Name: 
PC-7 Astra
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Narrow
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
Position: 
Low wing
Tail: 
Regular tail, high set
WTC
L
APC
A
Type Code: 
L1T
Engine: 
Turboprop
Engine Count: 
Single
Position: 
Nose mounted
Landing gear: 
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
ATLAS Astra
ATLAS PC-7 Astra
DENEL Astra
DENEL PC-7 Astra
HESA S-68
PILATUS Astra
PILATUS AT-92 Turbo Trainer
PILATUS PC-7 Astra
PILATUS PC-7 Turbo Trainer
PILATUS Turbo Trainer

PC7

Turbo-prop trainer. In service since 1978 (MK II since 1992). Pilatus most successful military program. Based on Pilatus P-3. Built in many versions for military operators in more than 18 Countries. Swiss Air Force Type PC-7. Licence production by ATLAS/DENEL, South Africa. Improved development PC-7 MK II Astra with 4 blade propeller for South African Air Force since 1992. Production of upgrade kits to MK II Astra standard since 1994.

Technical Data
Wing span: 
10.40 m
Length: 
9.80 m
Height: 
3.20 m
Powerplant: 

1 x 650 SHP flat rated to 550 SHP P&W PT6A-25A turboprop with 3 blade propeller.

Engine Model: 
Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
90 kts
Distance: 
300 m
MTOW: 
2700 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
120 kts
ROC: 
2800 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
190 kts
ROC: 
2000
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
190 kts
ROC: 
1000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH: 
n/a
ROC: 
n/a
Cruise
TAS: 
230 kts
MACH: 
n/a
Ceiling: 
330
Range: 
1050 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS: 
230 kts
ROD: 
3000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS: 
n/a
MCS: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
90 kts
Distance: 
400 m

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