PC7

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
Manufactured as
PILATUS Astra
PILATUS PC-7 Astra
PILATUS PC-7 Turbo Trainer
PILATUS AT-92 Turbo Trainer
PILATUS Turbo Trainer
HESA S-68
DENEL Astra
DENEL PC-7 Astra
ATLAS PC-7 Astra
ATLAS Astra

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 (metric)
10.40 m
Length (metric)
9.80 m
Height (metric)
3.20 m
Powerplant

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

Engine Model(s)
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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