Retractable Landing Gear
Standard with a Garmin G1000 and GFC700 Autopilot package
Till now, operators did not have any alternative other than spending fortunes in very old gas antiquated guzzling twin-engine aircraft or having to revert to less safe single-engine turboprop aircraft.
The A-VIATOR design is derived from the smaller P68 Series and its legendary flight qualities have been maintained.
The fuselage has been stretched to allow more internal space and two turbine powerplants replace the piston engines, allowing the aircraft to operate in areas where AvGas is not readily available.
The retractable landing gear improves the already excellent speed characteristics, and the stretched fuselage allows a more efficient use of cabin space, resulting in a maximum seating capacity of nine passengers and two pilots.
PerformanceRate of Climb, 2 engines (ISA, S.I, MTOW)
|2 Engines: Rolls Royce 250B17C (328 HP)|
|Max Ramp Weight||6669 lb.|
|Max Take-Off Weight||6613 lb.|
|Max Landing Weight||6283 lb.|
|Operating Empty Weight (std. equipped w/ avg. options)||3858 lb.|
|Max Zero Fuel Weight||5621 lb.|
|Max Useful Load||2811lb.|
|Max Usable Fuel (with aux tanks)||222 US gal.|
|Cruise Speed @ 100%, ISA, 10,000ft||214 ktas|
|Long Range Cruise Speed @ 92%, ISA, at 10,000 ft., MTOW||169 ktas|
|Rate of Climb, 2 engines (ISA, S.I, MTOW)||1650 fpm|
|Single Engine Rate of Climb||270 fpm|
|Stall Speed (no flaps)||75 kcas|
|Stall Speed (full flaps)||69 kcas|
|Service Ceiling||25000 fr|
|Service Ceiling (1 engine)||8000 ft|
|Max Range 6 persons (77 kg): Cruise 95%, at 10,000 ft., 30 min. Res.||939 nm|
|Take-Off Distance over 50ft||2100 ft|
|Landing Distance over 50ft||2296 ft|
|Take-Off Ground Run||1312 ft|
|Landing Ground Run||1083 ft|
The A-Viator has dual controls but can be flown without any restrictions with one pilot. The pilot doors on the forward right and left-hand side of the fuselage offer easy access to the cockpit.
The avionic suite is modern yet conservative to complement the utilitarian aspects of the aircraft with its modern deployment aspirations.
Design Features and Information
The A-Viator is powered by two Rolls-Royce 250 B17 C engines flat-rated at 328 SHP at 2030 rpm. The engines drive Hartzell three-blade, constant speed, fully feathering, reversible pitch propellers.
The excellent engine characteristics allow the aircraft to deliver:
- superior performance relative to piston aircraft
- excellent weight/power ratio
- fuel economy
- low emissions, low noise
- reverse thrust
- high TBO
The excellent performance and economics of the A-Viator can be summarized as follows:
- low operating costs (low drag and low fuel consumption)
- operation from short, unprepared airstrips
- twin engine safety and reliability
- ease of maintenance
- excellent payload
- low noise levels
- outstanding versatility
- full IFR capability
- rough-field performance
A rugged landing gear, coupled with the wide wheel-base and the wing mounted engines that provide substantial ground clearance, allows the A-Viator to operate safely from short and unprepared strips. This capability is essential to operators who must fly into remote and seldom used airfields.
The A-Viator has been designed and developed for a long service life and to minimize maintenance requirements.
Total maintenance costs are very low thanks to:
- simple rugged structure
- high prop tip clearance that considerably reduces foreign object damage
- easily accessible service points
- Dependability and ease of maintenance enable the A-Viator to be operated in remote areas for extended periods of time.
The A-Viator’s clean aerodynamics and excellent weight/power ratio. This economic efficiency gives the A-Viator’s operators a substantial profit margin, unattainable by other turbine aircraft generally utilized for the same missions.
Vulcanair assures comprehensive worldwide product support, both directly and through its dealer network. Maintenance, overhaul and repair operations can be carried out at the Vulcanair Service Center or at authorized centers worldwide.
For thorough instruction of pilots and ground crew, a modern training program is offered at the Vulcanair Training Centre. Efficient and prompt technical assistance is assured by Vulcanair technical representatives for AOG and other emergencies. The 250 B17 C engines are serviced worldwide by the large network of Rolls-Royce representatives and by their numerous authorized maintenance centers.