European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Nov. 21, 2017, 09:18

Aircraft: Partenavia - IMAA

Partenavia - IMAA
Aircraft acronym Partenavia - IMAA Registration number I-OBPC
Operator Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis Transnational Access status Open to TA
Manufacturer Partenavia / Vulcanair, P-68 Observer 2 Engine category Propeller
Aircraft type Research Categories Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 9.6 m
  • Height: 3.6 m
  • Wingspan: 12.0 m
Airplane dimensions 9.6 m 3.6 m 12.0 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 45 m/s
Max speed 75 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 62 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 70 m/s
Ascent rate 4 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 50 ft
  • Above ground: 250 ft
Max ceiling 15 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 14 500 ft
Ceiling limitations

n/c

Payload
Empty weight 1 350 kg
Max take-off weight 1 960 kg
Max payload 500 kg
Max scientific payload 250 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements 140 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 120 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)
Aircraft autonomy

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 6 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 2 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 1 300 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

At FL80, 130 kts and max fuel

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 1 000 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

no flight in icing conditions

Take-off runway length 1 000 m
Engines

2 x Lycoming IO-360-A1B6

Avionics

Garmin GNS 430 W

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

1 + 1

Seats available for scientists

2

Cabin

Length 6.00 m
Width 1.40 m
Height 1.20 m
Apertures

main door and aft cargo door

Cabin pressurized

no

More information

no

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

no

Windows

n/a

Openings

1 bottom hatch: W0.45 m x L0.63 m

Hard points

no

Inlets

6

Additionnal systems

no

Acquisition systems

n/c

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

1.90 kW

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

1 KW at 28 VDC

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