Special Mission A-VIATOR

 

The A-Viator is an 11 seat high-wing twin turboprop developed to meet the ever increasing demands, from operators, for an aircraft with high performance and low operating costs.

Its basic design is derived from the successful P68 Series and many of the latter's features have been maintained.
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.

The extreme versatility, ease of maintenance and unmatched low operating costs make the AViator able to meet the most stringent requirements of the operators.

The A-Viator is the direct result of the extensive experience of the company in the design of high wing aircraft. 
The excellent performance and economics of the A-Viator can be summarized as follows:

  • low operating costs (low drag and fuel consumption)
  • operation from short, unprepared airstrips
  • twin engine safety and reliability
  • ease ofmaintenance
  • excellent payload
  • low noise levels
  • outstandingversatility
  • full IFRcapability

 

Horsepower
656 Hp
Max cruise speed
215 kts
Max range
1050 NM
Useful load
1275 kg

Specifications

External 

The A-Viator is a high-wing twin engine turboprop.
The rectangular wing is an all metal, full cantilever, stressed skin structure, with a fail-safe twin spar box. Two integral interconnected fuel tanks are located in each wing.
The single slot flaps are electrically driven. Several inspection panels are located along the length of the wing assuring ease of access for inspection and maintenance.

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

Internal

Cabin Dimensions
Length 5.29m 17.36 ft
Width 1.13m 3.70 ft
Height1.265m 4.15 ft
Floor Area 5.75m2 230 ft3
Volume 6.5m3 230 ft3

The A-Viator cabin can be configured in passenger, kombi, utility/cargo and parachuting versions.

Maintenance

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.

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.

Wing

The A-Viator is a high-wing twin
engine turboprop.
The rectangular wing is an all metal, full cantilever, stressed skin structure, with a fail-safe twin spar box. Two integral interconnected fuel tanks are located in each wing.
The single slot flaps are electrically driven.
Several inspection panels are located along the length of the wing assuring ease of access for nspection and maintenance.

Fuselage

The fuselage is non-pressurized and of all metal construction with stressed skin.
The floor is completely flat and can withstand loads up to 977 kg/m2 (200 lbs/ft2). 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 sliding door, located on
    the aft right hand side, can be used by
    passengers or for loading cargo.

    The fuselage nose cone opens downward
    to allow quick access to hydraulics and avionics.
    This cuts inspection and maintenance time considerably.

Fuselage hatches

As optional one front Φ 50 cm hatch and one rear Φ 50cm hatch, are provided in the fuselage floor to fit different photogrammetric cameras or air survey sensors.
In the search & rescue role, the hatch can be utilized for dropping emergency aids or rations.

* 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.

Versatility

The ability to meet a wide variety of mission requirements represents the most outstanding feature of the A-Viator. The cabin layout can be quickly and easily changed to suit any type of payload. Its versatility permits the A-Viator to be used for many applications, including: passenger transport cargo operations aerial surveillance maritime patrol search and rescue air ambulance aerial photography training remote sensing platform parachuting

Performance

The A-Viator's excellent performance perfectly complements its outstanding versatility. The performance data given below is based on test flights, corrected for standard conditions and at maximum weight.

Flight Deck

The cockpit can accommodate two pilots. 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.