A-VIATOR (AP.68TP-600)

Beyond Piston Performance

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The A-VIATOR is the simple, safe, yet not obvious answer to a large number of operators. Up till now operators did not have any alternative than spending fortunes in very old gas guzzling twin engine antiquated aircraft or having to revert to less safe single engine turboprop aircraft. 

The A-VIATOR is an economical non pressurized twin engine turboprop answering to a multiple array of needs from private/charter operations to advanced airborne surveillance and aerial work missions.

The A-VIATOR  design is derived from the smaller P68 Series and its legendary flight qualities have been maintained.

The fuselage has been stretched to allow more space on board and 2 turbine powerplants replace the piston engines allowing the aircraft to operate in areas where AvGas is not readily available.

The retractable landing gear improves the already excellent speed characteristics, and the stretched fuselage allows a more efficient use of cabin space, resulting in a maximum seating capacity of 9 passengers and 2 pilots.

656 Hp
Max cruise speed
Max range
1050 NM
Useful load
1275 kg
10 + Pilot


Max Ramp Weight 3025 kg 6669 lb
Max Take-Off Weight 3000 kg 6613 lb
Max Landing Weight 2850 kg 6283 lb
Operating Empty Weight (std equipped w/avg optionals) 1750 kg 3858 lb
Max Zero Fuel Weight 2550 kg 5621 lb
Max Useful Load 1275 kg 2811 lb
Max Usable Fuel 675 kg
840 lt
1488 lb
222 US
Cruise speed at maximum cruise power (100% NP), ISA, 10000 ft, MTOW 396 km/h 214 ktas
Cruise speed at long range cruise power (92% NP), ISA, 10000 ft, MTOW 313 km/h 169 ktas
Maximum rate of climb at sea level, ISA, MTOW 8,4 m/s 1650 fpm
Single engine rate of climb at sea level, ISA, MTOW 1,4 m/s 270 fpm
Stall speed, no flaps, ISA, MTOW, sea level 139 km/h 75 kcas
Stall speed, full flaps (35°), ISA, MTOW, seal level 128 km/h 69 kcas
Maximum approved altitude 7620 m 25000 ft
Single engine service ceiling ISA, MTOW 2133 m 7000 ft
Max Range 6 persons (77 kg):
Cruise 95%, FL 100, 30' res
1740 km 939 nm
Take-Off Distance over 50ft 640m 2100 ft
Landing Distance over 50ft 700 m 2296 ft
Take-Off Ground Run 400m 1312ft
Landing Ground Run 330m 1083ft


The fuselage is non-pressurized and of all metal construction. Seats and cargo are anchored by two sets of double tracks which run the entire length of the floor.

Four doors are available:

  • 2 pilot doors located on the forward right and left hand side
  • a main passenger door located on the left hand side
  • a fourth large double door, located on the aft right hand side, can be used by passengers or for loading cargo.

Wing Span

12.00 m
39.37 ft

Wing Area

18.60 m2
200.23 ft2

Overall Length

11.27 m
36.97 ft

Overall Height

3.63 m
11.91 ft

Wheel track

2.17 m
7.12 ft

Wheel base

3.51 m
11.52 ft

Prop clearance

0.75 m 
2.46 ft  


High Density
11 seats
Baggage compartment
Volume.5 m3
17.66 ft3
10 seats
Baggage compartment
Volume.75 m3
26.5 ft3
6 seats

Cargo volume2.5 m3
88 ft3
Special Mission
4 seats

Cargo volume6.5 m3 230 ft3

2 stretchers – 2 assistants
New Cockpit

The A-Viator has dual controls but can be flown without any restrictions with one or two pilots. The pilot doors on the forward right and left hand side of the fuselage offer easy access to the cockpit.

The avionic suite is modern yet conservative to complement the utilitarian aspects of the aircraft with its modern deployment aspirations. The A-VIATOR features a Garmin G950 three screens avionic suite coupled with a Genesys Aerosystems S-TEC 2100 digital autopilot.


The A-Viator is powered by two Rolls-Royce 250-B17F/1 engines flat-rated at 328 SHP at 2030 rpm. The engines drive Hartzell three-blade, constant speed, fully feathering, reversible pitch propellers.

The excellent engine characteristics allow the aircraft to deliver:

  • superior performance relative to piston aircraft
  • excellent weight/power ratio
  • fuel economy
  • low emissions, low noise
  • reverse thrust
  • high TBO


The excellent performance and economics of the A-Viator can be summarized as follows:

  • low operating costs (low drag and low fuel consumption)
  • operation from short, unprepared airstrips
  • twin engine safety and reliability
  • ease of maintenance
  • excellent payload
  • low noise levels
  • outstanding versatility
  • full IFR capability

Customer support

Vulcanair assures comprehensive worldwide product support, both directly and through its dealer network. Maintenance, overhaul and repair operations can be carried out at the Vulcanair Service Centre or at authorized centres worldwide.

Efficient and prompt technical assistance is assured by Vulcanair technical representatives for AOG and other emergencies. The 250 B17 F engines are serviced worldwide by the large network of Rolls-Royce representatives and by their numerous authorized maintenance centers.

* It is the responsibility of the pilot to conduct all operations in accordance with the approved Pilot’s Operating Handbook, which is the only official source of data.

Rough Field Performance

A rugged landing gear, coupled with the wide wheel-base and the wing mounted engines that provide substantial ground clearance, allows the A-Viator to operate safely from short and unprepared strips. This capability is essential to operators who must fly into remote and seldom used airfields.


The A-Viator's clean aerodynamics and and excellent weight/power ratio. This economic efficiency gives the A-Viator’s operators a substantial profit margin, unattainable by other turbine aircraft generally utilised for the same missions.


The A-Viator family has been designed and developed for a long service life and to minimize maintenance requirements. Total maintenance costs are very low thanks to: - simple rugged structure - high prop tip clearance that considerably reduces foreign object damage - easily accessible service points Dependability and ease of maintenance enable the A-Viator to be operated in remote areas for long periods of time.