European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Jan. 20, 2018, 21:45

Aircraft: King Air - INCAS

King Air - INCAS
Aircraft acronym King Air - INCAS Registration number lj2018
Operator National Institute for Aerospace Research Transnational Access status Closed to TA
Manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft, King Air C90 GTx Engine category Turbo propeller
Aircraft type Research Categories Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 10.82 m
  • Height: 4.34 m
  • Wingspan: 15.32 m
Airplane dimensions 10.82 m 4.34 m 15.32 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 44 m/s
Max speed 87 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 70 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 70 m/s
Ascent rate 8 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 1 000 ft
  • Above ground: 1 000 ft
Max ceiling 30 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 30 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

no

Payload
Empty weight 4 783 kg
Max take-off weight n/c
Max payload 177 kg
Max scientific payload 177 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements 155 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 155 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)
Aircraft autonomy

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 4 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 3 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 1 852 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

At FL260, fuel: 907.2 kg

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 1 200 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

no flight in unknown icing conditions

Take-off runway length 707 m
Engines

2 x Pratt&Whitney PT6A-135A

Avionics

- Collins proline 21 with EFIS, FMS, Arine Reader

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

2

Seats available for scientists

5

Cabin

Length 3,94 m
Width 1,37 m
Height 1,45 m
Apertures

1 entrance door on left side, 1 emergency door on the right side, 3 cabin windows on each side

Cabin pressurized

yes

More information

no

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

no

Windows

no

Openings

no

Hard points

2 mounted pilings on the wings

Inlets

no

Additionnal systems

2 scientific racks and one invertor

Acquisition systems

Arinc 429 Reader Board

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

7 kW

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

4.2 kW at 28 VDC

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