European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Jan. 18, 2018, 18:49

Aircraft: CASA 212 RS - INTA

CASA 212 RS - INTA
Aircraft acronym CASA 212 RS - INTA Registration number EC-DUQ
Operator Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial Transnational Access status Open to TA
Manufacturer Construcciones Aeronauticas S.A, C-212-200 Engine category Propeller
Aircraft type Research Categories Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 15.2 m
  • Height: 6.31 m
  • Wingspan: 19.0 m
Airplane dimensions 15.2 m 6.31 m 19.0 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 46 m/s
Max speed 102 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 72 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 93 m/s
Ascent rate 8 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 300 ft
  • Above ground: 500 ft
Max ceiling 25 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 12 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

portable oxygen

Payload
Empty weight 4 300 kg
Max take-off weight 7 700 kg
Max payload 2 800 kg
Max scientific payload 2 800 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements 900 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 700 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)
Aircraft autonomy

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 5 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 1 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 1 760 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

At FL100, max fuel and 1,045 kg payload

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 1 040 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

VFR, IFR, icing

Take-off runway length 630 m
Engines

2 x Garrett AiResearch TPE-331-10R-513C

Avionics

ADF(2), VOR/ILS(2), DME, transponders(2),
radioaltimeter, weather radar, autopilot, HF
transceiver, VHF transceivers(2), UHF transceiver

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

4

Seats available for scientists

5

Cabin

Length 6.55 m
Width 1.90 m
Height 1.80 m
Apertures

1 x main door: W0.70 m x H1.58 m
2 x cockpit doors: W0.58 m x H1.11 m
1 x emergency door : W0.56 m x H0.94 m
1 x cargo door: W1.70 m x H1.80 m

Cabin pressurized

no

More information

Four rails available in the cabin, two on the
floor and two in the sides that allow to fix racks
and a variety of equipments

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

n/a

Windows

n/c

Openings

Two openings (D0.50 m) are available in the floor of the main cabin

Hard points

no

Inlets

no

Additionnal systems

-A certified twin-rack for standard 19 inches
modules 1.5 m high is available to install control
and monitorization modules.
- Suited electrical power generators have been
implemented to feed research instruments (two
dynamo-starters and three static-converters)

Acquisition systems

n/c

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

22.4 kW

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

125A - 28 VDC
2000 VA - 220 VAC - 50 Hz

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609

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