European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research July 16, 2018, 20:16

Aircraft: C 208 - AEROPHOTO-SFS-ATHENA/RIC

C 208 - AEROPHOTO-SFS-ATHENA/RIC
Aircraft acronym C 208 - AEROPHOTO-SFS-ATHENA/RIC Registration number HB-TEN
Operator ENTA of ATHENA/RIC Transnational Access status Closed to TA
Manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company, C-208 B Grand Caravan EX Engine category Turbo propeller
Aircraft type Research / Commercial Categories Atmospheric boundary layer, Land/Sea surface properties, Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 12.67 m
  • Height: 4.71 m
  • Wingspan: 15.87 m
Airplane dimensions 12.67 m 4.71 m 15.87 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 25 m/s
Max speed 90 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 75 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 87 m/s
Ascent rate 7 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 500 ft
  • Above ground: 500 ft
Max ceiling 25 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 15 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

AFTER 12.000- TILL 14.000 Feet after 30 min & above 14.000 feet need oxygen.

OXYGEN LIMITATION 6 hours for each pilot ( 2 persons on board)

Payload
Empty weight 2 363 kg
Max take-off weight 3 977 kg
Max payload 1 615 kg
Max scientific payload 700 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements 500 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 450 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)
Aircraft autonomy

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 7 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 5 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 2 075 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

75% power at 6500F

Range at max scientific payload 1 667 km
Usual range during measurement flight 1 667 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

DAY VFR/IFR LIGHT MODERATE ICING CONDITIOINS

Take-off runway length 640 m
Engines

1 x Pratt & Whitney PT6A-140

Avionics

DUAL VHF/NAV/COM-VORS/ILS-DME-TRANSPONDER/C-GPS GARMIN.

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

2 PILIOTS 1+1 OPERATORS

Seats available for scientists

1-2

Cabin

Length 6.30 m
Width 1.42 m
Height 1.37 m
Apertures

2

Cabin pressurized

no

More information

2 HATCHES ON THE FLOOR- 16 WINDOWS

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

n/c

Windows

16

Openings

Two apertures:

Hard points

n/c

Inlets

n/c

Additionnal systems

Acquisition systems

On board computer for synchronized data aqcuisition by "DasyLab" acquisition spread sheet for all instruments and for individual instruments, converted also to GPS(3) and AIMMS 20 aircraft movement vector. (INS, RH, Temp and True wind systems)

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

TOTAL MISSION POWER 150 A -

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

• Station 1 (Max 50A) 24V-35A/24V-10A/24V-10A/24V-35A
• Station 2 (Max 100A) 24V-50A/24V-35A/24V-20A
• Station 3 (Max 50A) 24V-35A/24V-10A/24V-10A/24V-35A

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