Monday, June 1, 2009
PACIFIC AEROSPACE CORPORATION “PAC 750XL”
|STANDARD DATA: Seats 2-8. Gross wt. 7,500. Empty wt. 3220. Engine 750-hp Pratt & Whitney PT6-34. Fuel 221 gallons.
PERFORMANCE: Cruise 169 kts. Stall 58 kts. Initial climb rate 1,600 fpm. Ceiling 20,000'. Takeoff roll 880'. Landing roll 866'.
PAC manufactures aircraft parts for Boeing, Airbus and others. Their success with the CT/4 civilian and military trainer and the Cresco agricultural plane led to testing the growing market for turbine utility singles. The New Zealand company ultimately built the 750XL, an extremely versatile, fixed-gear Pratt & Whitney-powered aircraft, and quickly found a niche in personal, passenger and freight hauling applications. FAA certification now welcomes the PAC 750XL into the U.S. market.