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European Facility For Airborne Research Nov. 25, 2017, 06:50

Aircraft: Twin Otter - BAS - VP-FBL

Twin Otter - BAS - VP-FBL
Aircraft acronym Twin Otter - BAS - VP-FBL Registration number VP-FBL
Operator Natural Environment Research Council Transnational Access status Open to TA
Manufacturer De Havilland Canada, DHC-6 Twin Otter Engine category Turbo propeller
Aircraft type Research Categories Polar, Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 15.77 m
  • Height: 5.93 m
  • Wingspan: 19.8 m
Airplane dimensions 15.77 m 5.93 m 19.8 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 22 m/s
Max speed 72 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 62 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 62 m/s
Ascent rate 0 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 50 ft
  • Above ground: 100 ft
Max ceiling 25 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 15 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

nc

Payload
Empty weight n/c
Max take-off weight 5 670 kg
Max payload n/c
Max scientific payload n/c
Usual scientific payload during measurements n/c
Scientific payload for max endurance n/c

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel n/c
Endurance at max scientific payload n/c

Range
Max range 0 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

nc

Range at max scientific payload 0 km
Usual range during measurement flight 0 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

nc

Take-off runway length 0 m
Engines

2 x Pratt&Whitney PT6A-20

Avionics

nc

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

1

Seats available for scientists

1 - 4

Cabin

Length n/c m
Width n/c m
Height n/c m
Apertures

n/c

Cabin pressurized

no

More information

no

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

turbulence measurements

Windows

n/c

Openings

roof hatch and camera bay in floor

Hard points

two wing mounted pylons for PMS pods

Inlets

3 Rosemount inlets for chemistry, 1 isokinetic inlet

Additionnal systems

oxygen system, internal Long Range tank can be fitted

Acquisition systems

PC running lab view

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

8.4 kW at 28 VDC

Electrical power (kW) and voltages (V) available for scientists

4.2 kW at 28 VDC

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