Monday, 29 April 2013

Pacific Aerospace 750XL

The PAC P-750 XSTOL, (formerly known as the PAC 750XL) is a utility aircraft of conventional all-metal low-wing monoplane design, with fixed tricycle undercarriage. Combining the engine and wings of the PAC Cresco with a new large fuselage and modified tail, all versions to date have been powered by a 750 hp (560 kW) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 turboprop. It is designed and manufactured in Hamilton, New Zealand by Pacific Aerospace Limited.
The P-750 XSTOL is a 750 HP, PT6-34 powered low wing, all metal, fixed tricycle geared aircraft, designed to meet the high demands of utility aircraft operators. It will cruise between 155 - 165 knots and has a short landing and take-off roll. It has an interior fuselage size approximating that of a Beech 18. with 5.0 hours of fuel it has a pay load of 2888 lbs. The initial production run is targeting the Skydiving industry. The P-750 will climb from sea level to 13,000 feet, make the jump run, and land in approximately 16 minutes with a load of 17 parachutists.
Pacific Aerospace Corporation's dynamic engineering department has configured the initial aircraft to be turn key for the Drop Zone Operators. This means that no modifications will be necessary upon delivery. Jumps doors, steps, handles, lights and appropriate harnesses will be fitted and approved prior to delivery. This tricycle, fixed gear aircraft requires less maintenance than a used piston single.
Although the initial production run is targeting the Skydiving industry, the capabilities of this aircraft are such that it will fit many utility roles. With its high power to weight ratio, and exceptionally heavy lift capability from short unimproved airfields, the aircraft will be configured for freight, passengers and, if the market requires, floats, ski's and other specialty needs.

This aircraft has such unique Extremely Short Take-Off and Landing (XSTOL) capabilities that it demanded a class of its own. The result of more than fifty years of evolution, the  P-750 XSTOL is the world's first XSTOL aircraft unmatched by any other production aircraft and sets the benchmark for ten seater utility aircraft.  
The P-750 is Single Pilot IFR Certified (FAA) and in 2012 gained certification against ICAO Annex 6 for Single Engine IFR Passenger Transport Operations.
The P-750 XSTOL delivers unsurpassed capability to provide:
*Take off and landing in less than 800 ft (244m), even when it is hot and high.
*Operate off semi-prepared airstrips in all types of terrain.
*Carry a load of more than 4,000 lb even in hot and high conditions.
*Rugged construction with a low 150-hour airframe/engine inspection interval and 39,000 hours before any scheduled airframe maintenance requirement.
*Proven, globally supported components from leading aerospace companies, including Pratt & Whitney, Hartzell, Garmin and Honeywell.

#Development History
In 1999, representatives of the US skydiving market approached Pacific Aerospace wanting an enlarged version of the Cresco aircraft. The skydiving community needed an aircraft that:
*Would carry 17 skydivers to altitude and return to the point of departure in approximately 15 to 16 minutes.
*Would not break down under continual use.
*Was easy to fly, inexpensive to maintain, insure and operate.
*Would meet the needs of the drop zone operator on delivery, without further modifications and expense.
*Utilized common, readily available components.
Pacific Aerospace decided to embark on an ambitious development programme for a new utility aircraft. The final design brief called for a strong rugged aircraft with STOL performance for freight, passenger, agricultural, photography; any market that demanded a well engineered utility aircraft.
On March 10th, 2004, the US Federal Aviation Administration certified the PAC 750XL (since renamed the P-750 XSTOL) under the very latest revisions of Part 23. After the exhaustive development programme, little of the original Cresco remained. Wings, ailerons, flaps, fuel system, etc. have been either replaced or modified.
Taking the aircraft from initial drawings to FAA certification took about 52 months. In the aircraft certification business, for a new product, this was a remarkable feat.
While initially developed for the skydiving market, the attributes of the P-750 XSTOL also made it ideal for other market segments for which it is in wide use around the world particularly freight, passenger and aerial survey work.

1)Passenger / Utility / Freight
*P-750 XSTOL Utility
*Sets the benchmark for 10-seater STOL utility aircraft.
*A 240 cu ft cabin complemented by an optional 70 cu ft cargo pod and 18 cu ft rear storage compartment.
*Ability to carry passengers on one leg then in 30 minutes have the seats removed and stored in the rear compartment making the full cabin and cargo pod available for carrying freight on the return leg.
*Large single compartment cargo pod with 1,000 lb (454 kg) capacity which has no impact on aircraft cruise speed and loading access via three side doors and one large rear ramp.
*Option of robust metal compartment lining with wall-mounted track for use with cargo nets and a partition located behind the pilot.
*Ability to take a mixed load of passengers and freight on the same flight.
*P-750 XSTOL Skydiving
*Globally recognised as the ultimate skydiving platform providing unmatched safety, productivity and profitability for its operators.
*Ability to climb rapidly to jump height (e.g. sea level to 12,000 ft in ten minutes) and then be back at the air strip ready for another load before the jumpers land, enabling the aircraft to average four loads per hour.
*Able to carry seventeen skydivers or six tandem teams.
*Wide centre of gravity range making it a very stable jump platform.
*Climb and descent profile is about half the horizontal airspace of most other jump planes, assisting operation in noise-sensitive areas.
*Factory installed skydiving modification that can be operated by the pilot ensuring no open-door speed restrictions on descent.
MAXIMUM OPERATING ALTITUDE      20,000 ft (6095 m) 
Flaps up, power idle                      69 kts 
 Flaps landing, power idle            58 kts 
Sea level, 7500 lb (3405 kg) MTOW, carrying useful 
load of 4400 lb (1997 kg) 
Ground roll                                                 907 ft (276 m) 
Sea level, 7500 lb (3405 kg) MTOW, carrying useful load of 4400 lb (1997 kg) using maximum continuous power 
Climb to 12,000 ft. (3657 m) from brakes release         12 minutes 
LANDING PERFORMANCE                                                     360 ft (110 m)
Maximum landing weight, carrying useful load of 4025 lb (1827 kg) 
10,000 ft, ISA + 20                   169 kts 
10,000 ft, ISA                            168 kts 
RANGE                                          582 nautical miles
7500 lb (3405 kg) MTOW, carrying useful load of 4400 lb 
(1997 kg), includes fuel for start, taxi, takeoff, climb, descent and 
45 minutes reserve remaining after landing 
ENDURANCE                                              5 hours 
7500 lb (3405 kg) MTOW, carrying useful load of 4400 lb 
(1997 kg), includes fuel for start, taxi, takeoff, climb, descent and 
45 minutes reserve remaining after landing 
The PAC 750XL is certified to FAR Part 23 in the Normal Category. 
MAXIMUM OPERATING SPEED                   170 KIAS 
MANEUVRING SPEED                                131 KIAS 
 0-20 degrees                         120 KIAS 
 21-40 degrees                      110 KIAS 
                                     g         g 
FLAPS UP:                +3.47 -1.39 
FLAPS TAKE OFF:         +3.0 -0 
FLAPS LANDING:            +3.0 -0
#External Dimensions
Wing Gross305.00 Sq. ft             28.34 Sq. m    
Nett    267.80 Sq. ft    24.88 Sq. m
Flaps    31.74 Sq. ft    2.95 Sq. m
Ailerons    21.94 Sq. ft    2.04 Sq. m
Tailplane    33.64 Sq. ft    3.13 Sq. m
Elevator    27.92 Sq. ft    2.59 Sq. m
Fin    19.40 Sq. ft    1.80 Sq. m
Rudder    11.70 Sq. ft    1.09 Sq. m
The P-750 XSTOL is operated in countries all around the world and in the case of the survey aircraft, which roam from job to job, they can turn up in all regions, (including Timbuktu), with more added every day.
New Zealand / Australia    20 (NB: 7 are survey aircraft which operate out of region)
South Pacific    2
North/South America    17
Europe    13
Africa    9
SE Asia    16
Central Asia  2
The P-750 XSTOL is Type Certified in the following countries / regions:
New Zealand              Civil Aviation Authority (NZ CAA)
Australia                       Civil Air (CASA)
United States             Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)
Europe                       European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA)
Papua New Guinea    Civil Aviation Authority (PNG CAA)
South Africa
 San Marino
China    Civil Aviation Authority of China
#Cerfitication in Progress
The P-750 XSTOL currently has Certification in Progress in the following countries/regions:


Monika Singh(B.Tech,ECE)
Software Trainee / Blog Master

1 comment:

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