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PILATUS PC-7 Astra

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PC7
Aircraft
Name PC-7 Astra
Manufacturer PILATUS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, high set
WTC Light
APC A
Type code L1T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Single
Position Nose mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

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


PILATUS PC-7 Astra

PILATUS PC-7 Astra PILATUS PC-7 Astra 3D

Description

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 10.4 m34.121 ft
Length 9.8 m32.152 ft
Height 3.2 m10.499 ft
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

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 90 kts IAS 120 kts IAS 190 kts IAS 190 kts MACH TAS 230 kts MACH IAS 230 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 90 kts
Distance 300 m ROC 2800 ft/min ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD 3000 ft/min MCS kts Distance 400 m
MTOW 27002,700 kg
2.7 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL330 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 10501,050 nm
1,944,600 m
1,944.6 km
6,379,921.265 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving PC7

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