Monday, June 1, 2009
|STANDARD DATA: Pilatus PC-6 Seats 6-8. Gross wt. 9,920. Standard Empty Weight 5,867 lbs. Usable Fuel 402. Engine 1,200 shp Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67B.
PERFORMANCE: Cruise 300 KTAS. Initial climb rate 1,587 fpm. Stall 72 kts. Range 2,489 nm. Ceiling 30,000'. Takeoff run 1395'. Landing roll 900'.
The biggest of the single-engine turbines, the PC-12 has a 53' wing and stands 14 feet tall. Despite its size, the PC-12 can come and go from the shortest of runways. The popularity of the Pilatus comes not only from its mission versatility, but the variety of configurations. PC-12 huge cabin door allows the aircraft to serve as luxury personal transportation as easily as cargo or air ambulance application.