Business Airplanes
2012
ByFred George
fred_george@aviationweek.com
T
he year 2011 was another tough
one for t he bu si ne s s a i rc r af t
industry, witnessing a 3.5% overall
decline in general aviation aircraft
shipments, according to GAMA statistics.
Turboprop deliveries declined 2.4% from
2011, light jet deliveries fell 6.3% and the
midsize aircraft sector was flat at best.
Large-cabin aircraft fared much better
with increased demand from China,
Russia and other emerging markets.
The inventory glut in the used aircraft
market continues to drag down demand for
new models in all sectors, a trend that could
continue for several more years. Bargain
hunters still are finding plenty of low-time,
low-priced aircraft on the used market from
which to choose. Aircraft sales transactions
increased in 2011, but asking prices fell
nearly 14% and the number of days that
aircraft remained on the market increased.
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The torpor in t he used market is
suppressing asking prices for new aircraft.
At the end of 2011, 13.8% of the active
business jet fleet was on block, according
to Jetnet statistics quoted by GAMA. Still,
that’s down from 17% in 2008, the year the
industry’s recession took hold.
Turboprops are faring somewhat better.
Less than 10% of the active fleet is on the
resale market, but asking prices sank in
2011 and the average number of days on the
market increased by nearly a week.
Fractional ownership programs also
continue to suffer, primarily because of the
recession. In earlier years, one in five or one
in 10 new jet deliveries was going to a fractional program. The fractional ownership
fleet shrunk by more than 10% in 2011
and, now, fractional operators are taking
delivery of only a few units per year.
Globally, though, the corporate aircraft
fleet grew by 3%, buoyed mainly by the
acquisition of more long-range, largecabin aircraft. Bombardier, for instance,
delivered more than 100 Challenger 605
and 850, plus Global-series aircraft last
year, representing a 9.6% increase from
2010. Embraer delivered 13 Legacy 600/650
jets, plus three Lineage 1000 aircraft.
Gulfstream delivered 90 large-cabin
models, including the first 12 green G650
aircraft to its completion centers. That
was a 20% overall increase in large-cabin
Gulfstream deliveries over the previous
year.
Dassault delivered more than 60 units
with its Falcon 7X flagship accounting
for almost half of the aircraft. However,
the French firm delivered one-third fewer
aircraft in 2011 than in 2010.
China’s high-net-worth individuals are
demonstrating a preference for even larger
models. Airbus told The Wall Street Journal
it had sold 20 ACJs in China in the past
seven years, with five more expected in
2012. Meanwhile, Boeing Business Jets sold
three BBJs in China in 2011 and it anticipates making three to five more sales this
year. Dassault expects to have 30 Falcon jets
placed in China by the end of 2012, tripling
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Uncertainty continues to roil markets
the current number. Gulfstream has more
than 80 aircraft in China and says that the
Asia-Pacific region accounts for 27% of its
backlog, most of which will go to China.
Africa also holds promise for business
aviation, in large part because of surging
Chinese investments there in energy, transportation and metals. It’s 6,600 nm from
Shanghai to Lagos, Nigeria, and nearly
7,000 nm from Shanghai to Cape Town,
South Africa — distances that help ensure
more long-range, large-cabin business
aircraft will enter service in this region.
Light and midsize aircraft manufacturers
suffered through more rough weather last
year. Bombardier delivered 24 Learjet
40-series aircraft, half the number that
it averaged before the recession. Cessna’s
billings ticked up to 183 units, but that’s
still down 60-70% from pre-recession
levels. Even Embraer’s Phenom series, once
the hottest selling duo of light jets, suffered
a 34% decline in 2011 compared to 2010.
Hardest hit was Hawker Beechcraft. It
only delivered 30 turbofan aircraft in the
first three quarters of 2011 and declined
to provide billings for the fourth quarter
until mid-April 2012. The company was
expected to report a nearly $500 million
loss for 2011 and Standard & Poor’s cut
its credit rating to “D” from “C” in early
April. HBC’s outside accounting firm said
it doubted the Wichita company could
remain a “going concern.”
T he m id s i z e a nd s up er -m id s i z e
segments, once the strongest performers
in the business aviation market, only
experienced slight upticks in 2011. Unit
deliveries of the Bombardier Learjet 60XR
and Challenger 300, along with Cessna
Citations XLS+ and Sovereign, improved.
Billings for all models of Hawkers, though,
were lackluster.
On the upside, the 2012 Handbook
welcomes aboard the upgraded Cessna
Citat ion Ten It’s a st retched, more
powerful, more fuel efficient and longer
range Model 750 that will be able to fly
eight passengers 3,200 nm while cruising
at Mach 0.82. When sprinting between the
U.S. East and West coasts, the Citation Ten
should be able to cruise at nearly Mach 0.90.
This year’s Handbook, though, reflects
the realities of the current market. Those
looking closely will notice that several
OEMs, especially light jet makers, have
sharpened their pencils when quoting
prices. Most manufacturers held down
price increases to 2-3% for 2012.
Bombardier actually reduced prices on
all Learjets, plus the Challenger 300
and 605. And Cessna suppressed price
increases to about 1% on most models,
plus it whacked $24,000 off the price of
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the CJ3. The fourth-generation Citation
M2, a faster, lighter weight and morecapable version of the CE525 that it will
replace, is priced $750,000 less than the
2011 CJ1+. Even Embraer held down price
increases to 3-4% for its two Phenom
light jets despite the sharp spike in the
Brazilian real to U.S. dollar exchange
rate.
Heated competition in this weak market
segment created two casualties. HBC
pulled the plug on its $7.5 million Hawker
200 (aka Premier II) and $13.3 million
Hawker 750. Those two aircraft had less
range than their main rivals built by other
manufacturers.
The Cessna Citation Encore+ and
Gulfstream G200 also depart the Handbook,
but they were slated to be replaced by the
Citation CJ4 and G280, respectively, as part
of their manufacturers’ long-term product
strategies. The first G280 (formerly
G250) super-midsize aircraft should enter
service by midyear, providing operators
with much-improved cabin comfort, range
and speed, along with vastly better airport
performance, compared with the G200.
Gulfstream has high long-term hopes for
the G280, but the current glut of supermidsize jets on the used aircraft market is
suppressing demand, resulting in a slim
order book.
In the long term, though, analysts are
looking for a slow improvement in new
aircraft sales. Many key indicators are
positive, even though the world economy
stumbles through sluggish 2-3% GDP
growth that’s not expected to improve for
at least four years. Meanwhile, corporate
profits in 2011 topped $1.9 trillion, a
new record level. The global population
of high-net-worth individuals neared 11
million people in 2010, with a combined
wealth of almost $43 trillion, according to
Merrill Lynch and Capgemini Consulting.
U.S. auto sales, a harbinger of economic
recovery, are surging strongly as drivers
seek more-fuel-efficient vehicles and trade
in chronically broken clunkers.
Corporate decision makers and highnet-worth individuals remain uncertain
about the future because of other signs
that point to stagnation or a possible
downturn. They’re reluctant to commit
to purchasing new aircraft. Book-to-bill
ratios, a critical measure of supply and
demand, ref lect continued weak ness
in order book backlogs. Some analysts
predict that backlogs will remain anemic
for at least three more years.
Last year, aircraf t manufact urers
expected the industry to be well poised for
recovery in 2012. This year, only largecabin OEMs are smiling. Manufacturers
of smaller business aircraft are buckled in
for more years of stormy going.
Some of these manufacturers may not
be able to weather the rough ride. But the
ones that do survive are looking forward
to a much brighter future by the end of
the decade in North America and Europe,
encouraged in the near term by increased
sales in China, Asia-Pacific, Brazil, India
and Russia. BCA
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How to Use the Airplane Charts
Manufacturer, Model
In some cases, the airplane manufacturer’s name is abbreviated, but the
company’s full name and address can be
found on the manufacturers’ websites.
The model name also is included in this
data group.
BCA Equipped Price
Price estimates are first quarter, current
year dollars for the next available delivery.
Some aircraft have long lead times, thus
the actual price will be higher than our
published price. Note well, manufacturers
may adjust prices without notification.
Piston-powered airplanes — Computed retail price with at least the level of equipment specified in the BCA Required Equipment List on page 82.
Turbine-powered airplanes — Average price
of 10 of the last 12 commercial deliveries,
if available. The aircraft serial numbers
aren’t necessarily consecutive because of
variations in completion time and because
some aircraft may be configured for noncommercial, special missions.
Cabin Length
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Characteristics
Seating Capacity — Crew + Typical Executive
Seating/Maximum Seating.
For example, 2+8/19 indicates that the
aircraft requires two pilots, there are eight
seats in the typical executive configuration and the aircraft is certificated for up
to 19 passenger seats.
A four-place single-engine aircraft is
shown as 1+3/3, indicating that one pilot
is required and there are three other seats
available for passengers. We require two
pilots for all turbofan airplanes, except
the Cessna Mustang, CJ1+ and CJ2+;
Embraer Phenom 100 and 300; Hawker
Beechcraft Premier IA; and the SyberJet
SJ30-2, which have, or will have, a large
percentage of single-pilot operators.
Four crewmembers are specified for ultra-long-range aircraft — three pilots and
one flight attendant.
Each occupant of a turbine-powered airplane is assumed to weigh 200 lb., thus
allowing for stowed luggage and carry-on
items. In the case of piston-engine airplanes, we assume each occupant weighs
170 lb. There is no luggage allowance for
piston-engine airplanes.
Wing Loading — MTOW divided by total
wing area.
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Power Loading — MTOW divided by total
rated horsepower or total rated thrust.
FAR Part 36 Certificated Noise Levels
— Fly-over noise in A-weighted decibels
(dBA) for small and turboprop aircraft.
For turbofan-powered aircraft, we provide
EPNdB (effective perceived noise levels)
for takeoff, sideline and approach.
Dimensions
External Length, Height and Span dimensions
are provided for use in determining hangar
and/or tiedown space requirements.
Internal Length, Height and Width are
based on a completed interior, including
insulation, upholstery, carpet, carpet padding and fixtures.
As shown in the Cabin Length illustration, for airplanes other than “cabin-class”
models, the length is measured from the
forward bulkhead ahead of the rudder pedals to the back of the rearmost passenger
seat in its normal, upright position.
For “cabin-class” aircraft, we show the
overall length of the passenger cabin,
measured from the aft side of the forward
cabin divider to the aft-most bulkhead of
the cabin. The aft-most point is defined by
the rear side of a baggage compartment
that is accessible to passengers in flight
or by the aft pressure bulkhead.
The overall length is reduced by the
length of any permanent mounted system or structure that is installed in the
fuselage ahead of the aft bulkhead. For
example, some aircraft have full fuselage
cross-section fuel tanks mounted ahead
of the aft pressure bulkhead.
The second length number is the net
length of the cabin that may be occupied
by passengers. It’s measured from the aft
side of the forward cabin divider to an aft
point defined by the rear of the cabin floor
capable of supporting passenger seats,
Airbus ACJ 318
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the rear wall of an aft galley or lavatory,
an auxiliary pressure bulkhead or the front
wall of the pressurized baggage compartment. Some aircraft have the same net
and overall interior length because the
manufacturer offers at least one interior
configuration with the aft-most passenger
seat located next to the front wall of the
aft luggage compartment.
Interior height is measured at the center of the cross section. It may be based
on an aisle that is dropped several inches
below the main cabin floor that supports
the passenger seats. Some aircraft have
dropped aisles of varying depths, resulting
in less available interior height in certain
sections of the cabin.
Two width dimensions are shown for
multiengine turbine airplanes — one at
the widest part of the cabin and the other
at floor level. The dimensions, however,
are not completely indicative of the usable
space in a specific aircraft because of individual variances in interior furnishings.
Power
Number of engines, if greater than
one, and the abbreviated name of the
manufacturer:
CFE — ASE/GE joint venture
RR — Rolls-Royce
CFMI — CFM International
Cont — Teledyne Continental
Hon — Honeywell
IAE — International Aero Engines
Lyc — Textron Lycoming
P&WC — Pratt & Whitney Canada
Wms/RR — Williams/Rolls-Royce
Output — Takeoff rated horsepower for
propeller-driven aircraft or pounds thrust
for turbofan aircraft. If an engine is flat
rated, enabling it to produce takeoff rated
output at a higher than ISA (standard day)
ambient temperature, the flat rating limit
is shown as ISA+XXC. Highly flat-rated
engines, i.e., engines that can produce
takeoff rated thrust at a much higher than
standard ambient temperature, typically
provide substantially improved high-density altitude and high-altitude cruise performance.
Inspection Interval is the longest, scheduled hourly major maintenance interval for
the engine, either “t” for TBO or “c” for
compressor zone inspection. OC is shown
only for engines that have “on condition”
repair or replace parts maintenance.
Weights (lb.)
Weight categories are listed as appropriate to each class of aircraft.
Max Ramp — Maximum ramp weight for
taxi.
Max Takeoff — Max takeoff weight as determined by structural limits.
Max Landing — Max landing weight as
determined by structural limits.
Zero Fuel — Maximum zero fuel weight,
shown by “c” indicating the certificated
MZFW or “b,” a BCA-computed weight
based on MTOW minus the weight of fuel
required to fly 1.5 hr. at high-speed cruise.
Max ramp, max takeoff and max landing weights may be the same for light aircraft that may only have a certificated max
takeoff weight.
EOW/BOW — Empty operating weight is
shown for piston-powered airplanes. Basic operating weight, which essentially is
EOW plus required flight crew, is shown for
turbine-powered airplanes. EOW is based
on the factory standard weight, plus items
specified in the BCA Required Equipment
List, less fuel and oil. BOW, in contrast, is
based on the average EOW weight of the
last 10 commercial deliveries, plus 200
lb. for each required crewmember. We
require four crewmembers — three flight
crew and one cabin attendant — for ultralong-range aircraft.
There is no requirement to add in the
weight of cabin stores, but some manufacturers choose to include galley stores
and passenger supplies as part of the
BOW buildup. Life vests, life rafts and appropriate deep-water survival equipment
are included in the weight buildup of the
80,000-lb.-plus, ultra-long-range aircraft.
Max Payload — Zero fuel weight minus
EOW or BOW, as appropriate. For pistonengine airplanes, max payload frequently
is a computed value because it is based
on the BCA (“b”) computed maximum ZFW.
Executive Payload — Based on 170
pounds per occupant for multiengine
piston-engine airplanes and 200 lb. per
occupant for turbine-engine airplanes, as
shown in the executive seating section of
the “Characteristics” section. Pilots and
passengers, however, are counted as occupants in piston-engine airplanes. Only
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passengers are counted as occupants in
turbine-powered airplanes because the required crew is included in the BOW. If the
executive payload exceeds the maximum
payload, we use maximum payload. Executive payload is not computed for singleengine piston airplanes.
Max Fuel — Usable fuel weight based on
6.0 lb. per U.S. gallon for avgas or 6.7 lb.
per U.S. gallon for jet fuel. Fuel capacity
includes optional, auxiliary and long-range
tanks, unless otherwise noted.
Available Payload With Max Fuel — Max
ramp weight minus the tanks-full weight,
not to exceed zero fuel weight minus EOW
or BOW.
Available Fuel With Max Payload — Max
ramp weight minus zero fuel weight, not to
exceed maximum fuel capacity.
Available Fuel With Executive Payload —
Available fuel weight based on max ramp
weight minus BOW plus executive payload,
up to the actual fuel capacity.
Limits
BCA lists V speeds and other limits as appropriate to the class of airplane. These
are the abbreviations used on the charts:
VNE — Never exceed speed (red line for
piston-engine airplanes).
VNO — Normal operating speed (top of
green arc for piston-engine airplanes).
VMO — Maximum operating speed (red
line for turbine-powered airplanes).
MMO — Maximum operating Mach number (red line for turbofan-powered airplanes and a few turboprop airplanes).
FL/VMO — Transition altitude at which
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Vmo equals Mmo (large turboprop and turbofan aircraft).
VA — Maneuvering speed (except for
certain large turboprop and all turbofan
aircraft).
VDEC — Accelerate/stop decision speed
(multiengine piston and light multiengine
turboprop airplanes).
VMCA — Minimum control airspeed, airborne (multiengine piston and light multiengine turboprop airplanes).
VSO — Maximum stalling speed, landing
configuration (single-engine airplanes) in
KCAS.
VX — Best angle-of-climb speed (singleengine airplanes).
VXSE — Best angle-of-climb speed, oneengine inoperative (multiengine piston
and multiengine turboprop airplanes under 12,500 lb.).
VY — Best rate-of-climb speed (singleengine airplanes).
VYSE — Best rate-of-climb speed, oneengine inoperative (multiengine piston
and multiengine turboprop airplanes under 12,500 lb.).
V2 — Takeoff safety speed (large turboprops and turbofan airplanes).
VREF — Reference landing approach
speed (large turboprops and turbofan
airplanes, four passengers, NBAA IFR reserves; eight passengers for ultra-longrange aircraft).
PSI — Cabin pressure differential (all
pressurized airplanes).
Airport Performance
Approved Flight Manual takeoff runway
performance is shown for sea-level, standard day and for 5,000 ft. elevation/25C
day, density altitude. All-engine takeoff
distance (TO) is shown for single-engine
and multiengine piston, and turboprop
airplanes with an MTOW of less than
12,500 lb.
Accelerate/Stop distance (A/S) is
shown for small multiengine piston and
small turboprop airplanes. Takeoff field
length (TOFL), the greater of the one-engine inoperative (OEI) takeoff distance or
the accelerate/stop distance, is shown
for FAR Part 23 Commuter Category and
Part 25 airplanes. If the accelerate/
stop and OEI accelerate/go distances
are equal, the TOFL is the balanced field
length.
Landing distance (LD) is shown for
Part 23 Commuter Category and Part 25
Transport Category airplanes. The landing weight is BOW plus four passengers
and NBAA IFR fuel reserves. We assume
that 80,000-lb.-plus ultra-long-range
aircraft will have eight passengers on
board.
The V2 and VREF speeds are useful for
reference when comparing the TOFL and
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LD numbers because they provide an indication of potential minimum-length runway performance when low RCR or runway
gradient is a factor.
BCA lists two additional numbers for
large turboprop- and turbofan-powered
airplanes. First, we publish the Mission
Weight, which is the lower of:
(1) The actual takeoff weight with four
passengers (eight passengers for ULR aircraft) and full fuel when de-parting from a
5,000-ft./25C airport.
(2) The maximum allowable takeoff
weight based when departing with the
same passenger load and at the same
density altitude.
For two-engine aircraft, the mission
weight, when departing from a 5,000ft., ISA+20C airport, may be less than
the MTOW because of Part 25 secondsegment, OEI climb performance requirements. Aircraft with highly flat-rated engines are less likely to have a mission
weight that is performance limited when
departing from hot-and-high airports.
For three- or four-engine aircraft, the
mission weight usually is based on
full tanks and the actual number of passengers, rather than being performance
limited.
Second, we publish the NBAA IFR
Range for the hot-and-high departure mission weight, assuming a transition into
standard day, ISA flight conditions after
takeoff. For purposes of computing NBAA
IFR range, the aircraft is flown at the longrange cruise speed shown in the “Cruise”
block or at the same speed as shown in
the “Range” block.
Climb
The all-engine time to climb provides an
indication of overall climb performance,
especially if the aircraft has an all-engine
service ceiling well above our sample topof-climb altitudes.
We provide the all-engine time to climb
to one of three specific altitudes, based
on type of aircraft departing at MTOW from
a sea-level, standard-day airport:
(1) FL 100 (10,000 ft.) for normally
aspirated single-engine and multiengine
piston aircraft, plus pressurized singleengine piston aircraft and unpressurized
turboprop aircraft.
(2) FL 250 for pressurized single-engine
and multiengine turboprops.
(3) FL 370 for turbofan-powered aircraft.
The data are published as time to climb
in minutes/climb altitude. For example, if
a non-pressurized twin-engine piston aircraft can depart from a sea-level airport at
MTOW and climb to 10,000 ft. in 8 min.,
the time to climb is expressed as 8/FL
100.
We also publish the initial all-engine
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climb feet-per-nautical-mile gradient, plus
initial engine-out climb rate and gradient,
for single-engine and multiengine pistons
and turboprops with MTOWs of 12,500 lb.
or less.
The OEI climb rate for multiengine aircraft at MTOW is derived from the Airplane
Flight Manual. OEI climb rate and gradient
is based on landing gear retracted and
wing flaps in the takeoff configuration
used to compute the published takeoff
distance.
The climb gradient for such airplanes
is obtained by dividing the product of
the climb rate (fpm) in the Airplane Flight
Manual times 60 by the VY or VYSE climb
speed, as appropriate.
The OEI climb gradients we show for
Part 23 Commuter Category and Part 25
Transport Category aircraft are the second-segment net climb performance numbers published in the AFMs. Please note:
The AFM net second-segment climb
performance numbers are adjusted
downward by 0.8% to compensate for
variations in pilot technique and ambient
conditions.
The OEI climb gradient is computed at
the same flap configuration used to calculate the takeoff field length.
Ceilings (ft)
Maximum Certificated Altitude — Maximum
allowable operating altitude determined by
airworthiness authorities.
All-Engine Service Ceiling — Maximum altitude at which at least a 100-fpm rate of
climb can be attained, assuming the aircraft departed a sea-level, standard-day
airport at MTOW and climbed directly to
altitude.
OEI (engine-out) Service Ceiling — Maxi-
mum altitude at which a 50-fpm rate of
climb can be attained, assuming the aircraft departed a sea-level, standard-day
airport at MTOW and climbed directly to
altitude.
Sea-Level Cabin — Maximum cruise altitude at which a 14.7-psia, sea-level cabin
altitude can be maintained in a pressurized airplane.
Cruise
Cruise performance is computed using EOW with four occupants or BOW
with four passengers and one-half fuel
load. Ultra-long-range aircraft carry eight
passengers for purposes of computing
NOTICE TO READERS
During recent years, the U.S. Federal Trade
Commission has conducted investigations into
the practice of certain industries in fixing and
advertising list prices. It is the position of
the FTC that it is deceptive to the public and
against the law for list prices of any product
to be specified or advertised in a trade area
if the majority of sales are made at less than
those prices.
BCA is not in a position to know the prices
for most of the sales in each trading area in
the United States for each of the products
in this issue. Therefore, the prices shown in
the tables and text in the Purchase Planning
Handbook are based on suggested list prices
furnished to us by the manufacturers or distributors, or on prices estimated by the editors.
It may be possible to purchase some items
in your trading area at prices less than those
reported in this issue of BCA. Also, almost all
manufacturers and distributors caution that
prices are subject to change without notice.
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cruise performance. Assume 170 lb. for
each occupant of a piston-engine airplane and 200 lb. for each occupant of a
turbine-powered aircraft.
Long Range — TAS, Fuel Flow in pounds/
hour, flight level (FL) cruise Altitude and
Specific Range for long-range cruise by the
manufacturer.
Recommended
(piston-engine
airplanes) — TAS, Fuel Flow in pounds/hour,
flight level (FL) cruise Altitude and Specific Range for normal cruise performance
specified by the manufacturer.
High Speed — TAS, Fuel Flow in pounds/
hour, flight level (FL) cruise Altitude and
Specific Range for short-range, highspeed performance specified by the manufacturer.
Speed, fuel flow, specific range and altitude in each category are based on one
mid-weight cruise point. They are not an
average for the overall mission.
BCA imposes a 12,000-ft. maximum
cabin altitude requirement on CAR3/FAR
Part 23 normally aspirated aircraft. Turbocharged airplanes are limited to FL 250,
providing they are fitted with supplemental
oxygen systems having sufficient capacity
for all occupants for the duration of the
mission.
Pressurized CAR 3/FAR Part 23 aircraft
are limited to a maximum cabin altitude
of 10,000 ft. For Part 23 Commuter Category and Part 25 aircraft, the maximum
cabin altitude for computing cruise performance is 8,000 ft.
To conserve space, we use flight levels (FL) for all cruise altitudes, which is
appropriate considering that we assume
standard day ambient temperature and
pressure conditions. Cruise performance
is subject to BCA’s verification.
Ranges
BCA shows various paper missions for
each aircraft that illustrate range vs. payload tradeoffs, runway and cruise perfor-
mance, plus fuel efficiency. Similar to the
cruise profile calculations, BCA limits the
maximum altitude to 12,000 ft. for normally aspirated, non-pressurized CAR 3/
FAR Part 23 aircraft, 25,000 ft. for turbocharged airplanes with supplemental
oxygen, 10,000-ft. cabin altitude for pressurized CAR 3/FAR Part 23 airplanes and
8,000-ft. cabin altitude for Part 23 Commuter Category or Part 25 aircraft.
Seats-Full Range (single-engine piston airplanes) — Based on typical executive configuration with all seats filled with 170-lb.
occupants, with maximum available fuel
less 45-min. IFR fuel reserves. We use the
lower of seats full or maximum payload.
Tanks-Full Range (single-engine piston
airplanes) — Based on one 170-lb. pilot,
full fuel less 45-min. IFR fuel reserves.
Executive Payload (multiengine piston airplanes and single-engine turboprops) — Based
on typical executive configuration with all
seats filled with 170-lb. occupants, maximum available fuel less 45-min. IFR fuel
reserves. We use the lower of seats full or
maximum payload.
Max Fuel With Available Payload (single-engine turboprops) — Based on BOW, plus full
fuel and the maximum available payload
up to maximum ramp weight. Range is
based on arriving at destination with NBAA
IFR fuel reserves, but only a 100-mi. alternate is required.
Ferry (multiengine piston airplanes and singleengine turboprops) — Based on one 170-lb.
pilot, maximum fuel less 45-min. IFR fuel
reserves.
Please note: None of the missions for piston-engine aircraft include fuel for diverting to an alternate. However, single-engine
turboprops are required to have NBAA IFR
fuel reserves, but only a 100-mi. alternate
is required.
NBAA IFR range format cruise profiles,
having a 200-mi. alternate, are used
for Part 25 Transport Category turbinepowered aircraft. In the case of Part 23
FAR Part 25 and Part 23 Commuter Category OEI Climb Performance
turboprops, including those certificated
in the Commuter Category, and Part 23
turbofan aircraft, only a 100-mi. alternate
is needed. The difference in alternate requirements should be kept in mind when
comparing range performance of various
classes of aircraft.
Max Payload With Available Fuel (multiengine turbine airplanes) — Based on aircraft
loaded to maximum zero fuel weight with
maximum available fuel up to maximum
ramp weight, less NBAA IFR fuel reserves
at destination.
Max Fuel With Available Payload (multiengine turbine airplanes) — Based on
BOW plus full fuel and maximum available payload up to maximum ramp weight.
Range based on NBAA IFR reserves at
destination.
Full/Max Fuel With Four Passengers (multiengine turbine airplanes) — Based on BOW
plus four 200-lb. passengers and the lesser of full fuel or maximum available fuel
up to maximum ramp weight. Ultra-longrange aircraft must have eight passengers
on board.
Ferry (multiengine turbine airplanes) —
Based on BOW, required crew and full fuel,
arriving at destination with NBAA IFR fuel
reserves.
We allow 2,000-ft. increment step
climbs above the initial cruise altitude
to improve specific range performance.
The altitude shown in the range section
is the highest cruise altitude for the trip
— not the initial cruise or mid-mission
altitude.
The range profiles are in Nautical Miles,
and the Average Speed is computed by
dividing that distance by the total flight
time or weight-off-wheels time en route.
The Fuel Used or Trip Fuel includes the
fuel consumed for start, taxi, takeoff,
cruise, descent and landing approach,
but not after-landing taxi or reserves.
The Specific Range is obtained by dividing the distance flown by the total fuel
burn. The altitude is the highest cruise
altitude achieved on the specific mission profile shown.
Missions
Various paper missions are computed
to illustrate the runway requirements,
speeds, fuel burns and specific range,
plus cruise altitudes. The mission ranges
are chosen to be representative for the airplane category.
All fixed-distance missions are flown
with four passengers on board, except
for ultra-long-range airplanes, which
have eight passengers on board. The
pilot is counted as a passenger on
board piston-engine airplanes. If an airplane cannot complete a specific fixed
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payload, BCA shows a reduction of payload in the remarks section or marks the
fields NP (Not Possible) at our option.
Runway performance is obtained from
the Approved Airplane Flight Manual.
Takeoff distance is listed for singleengine airplanes; accelerate/stop distance is listed for piston-twins and light
turboprops; and take-off field length,
which often corresponds to balanced
field length, is used for Part 23 Commuter Category and Part 25 large Transport Category airplanes.
Flight Time (takeoff to touchdown, or
weight-off-wheels, time) is shown for
turbine airplanes. Some piston-engine
manufacturers also include taxi time,
resulting in a chock-to-chock, block time
measurement. Fuel Used, though, is the
actual block fuel burn for each type of
aircraft, but it does not include fuel
reserves. The cruise Altitude shown is
that which is specified by the manufacturer for fixed-distance missions.
200 nm — Piston-engine airplanes.
500 nm — Piston-engine airplanes.
300 nm — Turbine-engine airplanes, except ultra-long-range.
600 nm — Turbine-engine airplanes,
except ultra-long-range.
1,000 nm — All turbine-engine
airplanes.
3,000 nm — Ultra-long-range, turbineengine airplanes.
6,000 nm — Ultra-long-range, turbineengine airplanes.
Remarks
In this section, BCA generally includes
the base price, if it is available or applicable; the certification basis and year;
and any notes about estimations, limitations or qualifications regarding specifications, performance or price.
All prices are in 2012 dollars, FOB at
a U.S. delivery point, unless otherwise
noted. The certification basis includes
the regulation under which the airplane
originally was type certificated, the year
in which it originally was certificated and,
if applicable, subsequent years during
which the airplane was re-certificated.
“All data preliminary” indicates that
actual aircraft weight, dimension and
performance numbers may vary con-siderably after the model is certificated and
delivery of completed aircraft begins.
These aircraft are listed in italics.
General
The following abbreviations are used
throughout the tables: “NA” means not
available; “—” indicates the information
is not applicable; and “NP” signifies that
specific performance is not possible. BCA
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Jets <20,000 lb
Turboprops >12,500 lb
Turboprops ≤12,500 lb
Single-Engine Turboprops
Multiengine Pistons, Turbocharged
Multiengine Pistons
Single-Engine Pistons, Pressurized
Single-Engine Pistons, Turbocharged
Single-Engine Pistons
POWERPLANT SYSTEMS
Batt temp indicator (nicad only, for each battery)
Engine synchronization
Fire detection, each engine
Fire extinguishing, each engine
Propeller, reversible pitch
Propellers, synchronized
Thrust reversers/attenuators
AVIONICS
ADF
Air data computer
Altitude alerter
Altitude encoder
Antennas, headsets, microphones
Audio control panel
Automatic flight guidance, 2-axis, alt hold
Automatic flight guidance, 3-axis, alt hold
DME
EFIS
ELT
Flight director
FMS, TSO C115 or GPS, TSO C129 IFR approach
Glideslope receiver
HSI, slaved (or equivalent EFIS function)
Marker beacon receiver
Radio altimeter
Radiotelephone
RMI (or equivalent function on EFIS display)
RVSM certification
TAWS
TCAS I/II (FAR Part 25 airplanes only)
Transponder
VHF comm, 25-kHz spacing
VHF comm, 8.33-kHz spacing
VHF nav, 360-channel
Weather radar
GENERAL
Air conditioning, vapor cycle (not required with APU)
Anti-skid brakes
APU (required for air-start engines, ACM air conditioning)
Cabin/cockpit dividers
Corrosion-proofing, internal
Exterior paint, tinted windows
Fire extinguisher, cabin
Fire extinguisher, cockpit
Fuel tanks, long-range
Ground power jack
Headrests, air vents, all seats
Lavatory
Lights, strobe/anti-collision beacon, navigation, landing/taxi
Lights, internally lighted instrument, cockpit flood, courtesy
Oxygen, supplemental, all seats
Refreshment center
Seats, crew, articulating
Seats, passenger, reclining
Shoulder harness, all seats and crew with inertia reel
Tables, cabin work
ICE AND RAIN PROTECTION
Alternate static pressure source (not required with 2 DADC)
Approval, flight into known icing
Ice protection plates
Pitot heat
Static wicks
Windshield rain removal, mechanical or repellent coating
INSTRUMENTATION
Angle-of-attack stall margin indicator
EGT
IVSI (or equivalent EFIS, DADC function)
Outside air temperature gauge
Primary flight instruments
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Manufacturer
Cirrus Design
Model
SR20
BCA Equipped Price
Seating
Characteristics
Piper Aircraft
Arrow
PA-28R-201
$414,900
Cirrus Design
$289,900
Cessna
Skylane
CE-182T
$398,100
1+3/3
SR22
$449,900
1+3/3
1+3/3
1+3/3
Wing Loading
21.0
17.8
16.2
23.5
Power Loading
15.25
13.48
13.75
10.97
Noise (dBA)
83.4
77.7
77.7
83.7
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Length
26.0
29.0
24.7
26.0
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Length
8.0
Height
4.1
Width
4.1
Engine
Cont
IO-360-ES
Power
Height
8.9
9.3
7.9
8.9
Span
38.3
36.0
35.4
38.3
7.2
7.7
8.0
4.0
3.7
4.1
3.5
3.5
4.1
Lyc
IO-540-AB1A5
Lyc
IO-360-C1C6
Cont
IO-550-N
Output (hp)
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
3,050
3,110
2,758
3,400
Max Takeoff
3,050
3,100
2,750
3,400
Max Landing
3,050
2,950
2,750
3,400
Zero Fuel
2,900c
2,983b
2,636b
3,400c
EOW
1,984
1,798
2,293
999
838
1,107
Useful Load
922
1,126
960
1,107
Max Baggage
130
200
200
130
Max Fuel
336
522
432
552
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
586
604
528
555
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
VNE
150
204
127
175
122
183
0
200
VNO
166
140
146
177
VA
131
110
118
133
TO (SL elev./ISA temp.)
2,221
1,514
1,600
1,594
TO (5,000’ elev.@25C)
3,752
2,708
3,250
2,717
VSO
61
50
55
62
VX
83
65
78
78
VY
96
80
90
101
16/FL 100
15/FL 100
16/FL 100
10/FL 100
581
694
560
864
17,500
18,100
16,200
17,500
162
Time to Climb (min.)/Altitude
Climb
Initial Gradient (ft./nm)
Ceiling (ft.)
Service
Long
Range
Recommended
TAS
140
125
124
Fuel Flow
50
61
51
79
Altitude
FL 080
FL 120
FL 100
FL 080
Specific Range
2.800
2.049
2.431
2.051
TAS
152
135
130
172
Fuel Flow
63
69
68
91
Altitude
FL 080
FL 100
FL 090
FL 080
Specific Range
2.413
1.957
1.912
1.890
159
140
137
181
70
78
76
100
TAS
Fuel Flow
Altitude
FL 80
FL 060
FL 060
FL 80
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
2.271
584
1.795
743
1.803
537
1.810
881
Average Speed
140
120
121
162
Fuel Used
210
388
156
431
Specific Range/Altitude
Ranges
Tanks Full
2.781/FL 080
1.915/FL 120
3.442/FL 070
2.044/FL 080
Nautical Miles
764
927
926
1,017
Average Speed
140
123
121
162
Fuel Used
275
477
408
498
Specific Range/Altitude
200 nm
2.778/FL 080
1.943/FL 120
2.270/FL 070
2.042/FL 080
Runway
1,446
1,515
1,600
1,020
Block Time
1+18
1+37
1+29
1+06
Fuel Used
100
123
125
122
2.000/FL 080
1.626/FL 120
1.600/FL 070
1.639/FL 080
Specific Range/Altitude
Missions
(4 occupants)
500 nm
Runway
1,446
1,515
1,600
1,341
Block Time
3+17
3+52
3+50
2+45
Fuel Used
226
269
278
308
2.212/FL 080
1.859/FL 120
1.799/FL 090
1.623/FL 080
$289,900
$398,100
$434,275
$449,900
FAR 23, 1999
Includes Perspective
Global Connect
worldwide weather.
FAR 23, 1996/01
Includes Garmin G1000
with GFC700 autopilot.
CAR 3, 1976/01
Includes Garmin G500.
FAR 23, 2000
Includes Perspective
Global Connect
worldwide weather.
Specific Range/Altitude
Suggested Base Price
Remarks
310
2,000t
772
Airport
Performance
Seats Full
200
2,000t
2,128
Limits
High Speed
230
2,000t
Max Payload
Weights (lb.)
Cruise
200
2,000t
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Manufacturer
Model
BCA Equipped Price
Seating
Characteristics
Mooney
Ovation2 GX
M-20R
$495,000
Mooney
Ovation3
M-20R
$520,000
Cessna
Stationair
CE-206H
$557,500
Hawker Beechcraft
Bonanza G36
G36
$765,900
1+4/5
1+3/4
1+3/4
1+5/5
Wing Loading
19.3
19.3
20.7
20.2
Power Loading
12.03
10.86
12.00
12.17
Noise (dBA)
78.7
NA
84.5
76.7
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Length
26.9
26.9
28.3
27.5
Height
8.3
8.3
9.3
8.6
Span
36.1
36.1
36.0
33.5
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Length
8.1
8.1
9.3
12.6
Height
3.7
3.7
4.1
4.2
Width
3.6
3.6
3.7
3.5
Engine
Cont
IO-550-G
Cont
IO-550-G-AP
Lyc
IO-540-AC1A5
Cont
IO-550-B
Power
Output (hp)
Inspection Interval
Weights (lb.)
310
300
300
2,000t
2,000t
1,700t
3,663
Max Ramp
3,374
3,374
3,614
Max Takeoff
3,368
3,368
3,600
3,650
Max Landing
3,200
3,200
3,600
3,650
Zero Fuel
3,224b
3,197b
3,449b
3,509b
EOW
2,260
2,260
2,241
2,605
Max Payload
964
937
1,208
904
Useful Load
1,114
1,114
1,373
1,058
Max Baggage
120
120
180
670
Max Fuel
600
600
522
444
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
514
514
851
614
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
VNE
150
195
177
195
166
182
154
203
Limits
Airport
Performance
VNO
174
174
149
165
VA
127
127
125
139
TO (SL elev./ISA temp.)
1,620
1,620
1,860
1,913
TO (5,000’ elev.@25C)
2,500
2,500
3,670
4,145
VSO
59
59
57
59
VX
80
80
70
84
VY
Time to Climb (min.)/Altitude
Climb
Initial Gradient (ft./nm)
Ceiling (ft.)
Service
Long
Range
Cruise
280
2,000t
Recommended
Seats Full
Tanks Full
500 nm
691
730
15,700
18,500
137
127
50
78
56
Altitude
FL 120
FL 120
FL 120
FL 120
Specific Range
3.260
3.260
1.628
2.446
TAS
186
186
135
163
Fuel Flow
84
84
88
80
Altitude
FL 120
FL 120
FL 080
FL 100
Specific Range
2.214
2.214
1.534
2.038
190
196
142
174
Fuel Flow
96
114
101
94
Altitude
FL 080
FL 120
FL 060
FL 080
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
1.979
1,075
1.719
1,075
1.406
487
1.851
349
130
Average Speed
161
161
124
Fuel Used
438
438
339
165
2.454/FL 120
2.454/FL 120
1.437/FL 120
2.115/FL 040
929
Nautical Miles
1,465
1,465
690
Average Speed
173
173
125
140
Fuel Used
558
558
464
403
2.625/FL 120
2.625/FL 120
1.487/FL 120
2.305/FL 080
Runway
1,230
1,230
1,860
1,800
Block Time
1+13
1+13
1+38
1+11
Fuel Used
115
115
157
130
1.739/FL 050
1.739/FL 050
1.274/FL 120
1.538/FL 060
Runway
1,290
1,290
1,860
1,900
Block Time
2+58
2+58
3+55
2+54
Fuel Used
221
221
339
304
2.262/FL 100
2.262/FL 100
1.475/FL 120
1.645/FL 060
$495,000
$520,000
$557,500
$759,000
CAR 3/FAR 23, 1955/94
Includes Garmin G1000.
CAR 3/FAR 23, 1955/94;
STC SA02483CH
Includes Garmin G1000.
FAR 23, 1998
Includes Garmin G1000
with GFC700 autopilot.
CAR 3, 1956/69/83/05
Restyled interior;
new, lightweight A/C system;
Garmin G1000 with SVS.
Suggested Base Price
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NA
163
Specific Range/Altitude
Remarks
714
20,000
50
Specific Range/Altitude
Missions
(4 occupants)
100
14/FL 100
163
Specific Range/Altitude
200 nm
86
15/FL 100
TAS
Specific Range/Altitude
Ranges
105
10/FL 100
Fuel Flow
TAS
High Speed
105
12/FL 100
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SINGLE-ENGINE PISTONS TURBOCHARGED
Manufacturer
Cessna
Turbo Skylane
CE-T182T
$432,800
1+3/3
17.8
13.19
75.4
29.0
9.3
36.0
7.2
4.0
3.5
Lyc
TIO-540-AK1A
235
2,000t
3,112
3,100
2,950
2,953b
2,082
871
1,030
200
522
508
159
175
140
110
1,385
1,928
50
64
84
10/FL 100
743
20,000
20,000
132
62
FL 200
2.129
152
77
FL 200
1.974
165
98
FL 200
1.684
520
134
291
1.787/FL 200
915
134
476
1.922/FL 200
1,385
1+24
144
1.389/FL 120
1,385
3+14
319
1.567/FL 200
$443,500
Cirrus
SR22T
SR 22
$544,900
1+3/3
23.5
10.79
80.3
26.0
8.9
38.3
8.0
4.1
4.1
Cont
TSIO-550-K
315
2,000t
3,400
3,400
3,400
3,400c
2,375
1,025
1,025
130
552
473
0
200
177
133
1,267
1,591
61
78
101
8/FL 100
832
25,000
25,000
175
76
FL 250
2.303
203
98
FL 250
2.071
214
110
FL 250
1.945
620
175
288
2.153/FL 250
1,046
175
477
2.193/FL 250
1,009
1+10
131
1.527/FL 100
1,267
2+42
295
1.695/FL 180
$544,900
Cessna
Turbo Stationair
CE-T206H
$597,500
1+5/5
20.7
11.61
75.8
28.3
9.3
36.0
9.3
4.1
3.7
Lyc
TIO-540-AJ1A
310
2,000t
3,617
3,600
3,600
3,426b
2,349
1,077
1,268
180
522
746
191
182
149
125
1,740
2,470
57
69
89
11/FL 100
724
25,000
27,000
137
85
FL 240
1.612
155
99
FL 240
1.566
164
116
FL 200
1.414
233
137
220
1.059/FL 240
618
137
459
1.346/FL 240
1,743
1+25
170
1.176/FL 120
1,743
3+21
373
1.340/FL 240
$597,500
Mooney
Acclaim Type S
MO-20TN
$635,000
1+3/3
19.2
12.03
78.0
26.9
8.3
36.4
8.1
3.7
3.6
Cont
TSIO-550-G
280
2,000t
3,374
3,368
3,200
3,173b
2,378
795
996
120
612
384
201
195
174
127
2,100
3,100
60
80
105
7/FL 100
770
25,000
25,000
215
99
FL 250
2.172
227
128
FL 180
1.773
242
130
FL 250
1.862
500
178
259
1.931/FL 160
1,122
200
539
2.082/FL 250
1,300
1+05
139
1.439/FL 120
1,380
2+54
259
1.931/FL 250
$635,000
Cessna
Corvalis TTX
LC41-550-FG
$733,950
1+3/3
25.5
11.61
81.5
25.2
9.0
36.0
7.9
4.1
4.0
Cont
TSIO-550-C
310
2,000t
3,600
3,600
3,420
3,300c
2,600
700
1,000
120
612
388
300
230
181
158
1,900
2,460
61
82
110
8/FL 100
701
25,000
25,000
208
90
FL 250
2.311
227
101
FL 250
2.248
235
150
FL 250
1.567
475
198
262
1.813/FL 250
1,254
204
554
2.264/FL 250
1,900
1+01
125
1.600/FL 120
1,900
2+31
271
1.845/FL 250
$733,950
FAR 23, 2001
Includes Garmin G1000
with GFC700 autopilot.
FAR 23, 2010
Includes Perspective
Global Connect worldwide weather.
FAR 23, 1998
Includes Garmin G1000
with GFC700 autopilot.
CAR 3, 1955/89/06
Includes Garmin G1000.
FAR 23
Includes Garmin G2000
with GFC700 autopilot.
Model
BCA Equipped Price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (dBA)
Length
Height
Span
Length
Height
Width
Engine
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
Ranges
Missions
(4 occupants)
Remarks
Output (hp)
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
EOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Max Baggage
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
VNE
VNO
VA
TO (SL elev./ISA Temp.)
TO (5,000’ elev.@25C)
VSO
VX
VY
Time to Climb (min.)/Altitude
Initial Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
Service
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
Recommended
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Seats Full
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Tanks Full
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Block Time
200 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Block Time
500 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Suggested Base Price
Certification Basis
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Manufacturer
Model
BCA Equipped Price
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (dBA)
Length
Height
Span
Length
Height
Width
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Engine
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
Ranges
Missions
(4 occupants)
Output (hp)
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
EOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Max Baggage
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
VNE
VNO
VA
PSI
TO (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TO (5,000’ elev.@25C)
VSO
VX
VY
Time to Climb (min.)/Altitude
Initial Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
Recommended
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Seats Full
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Tanks Full
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Block Time
200 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Block Time
500 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
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Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft
Malibu Matrix
Malibu Mirage
PA-46R-350
PA-46-350P
$903,800
$1,110,400
1+4/5
1+4/5
24.8
24.8
12.40
12.40
81.0
81.0
28.9
28.9
11.3
11.3
43.0
43.0
12.4
12.4
3.9
3.9
4.2
4.2
Lyc
Lyc
TIO-540-AE2A
TIO-540-AE2A
350
350
2,000t
2,000t
4,358
4,358
4,340
4,340
4,123
4,123
4,123c
4,123c
2,969
3,146
1,154
977
1,389
1,212
200
200
720
720
669
492
235
235
198
198
168
168
133
133
5.5
5.5
2,090
2,090
2,977
2,977
58
58
81
81
110
110
8/FL 100
8/FL 100
703
703
25,000
25,000
25,000
25,000
—
12,300
156
156
66
66
FL 250
FL 250
2.364
2.364
203
203
108
108
FL 250
FL 250
1.880
1.880
213
213
120
120
FL 250
FL 250
1.775
1.775
867
535
151
138
457
312
1.897/FL 200
1.715/FL 120
1,343
1,343
158
159
658
670
2.041/FL 250
2.004/FL 250
2,090
2,090
1+07
1+06
168
167
1.190/FL 120
1.198/FL 200
2,090
2,090
2+31
2+31
350
350
1.429/FL 250
1.429/FL 250
$903,800
$1,037,400
FAR 23,
FAR 23,
1983/88
1983/88
Includes Garmin Includes
Garmin
G1000; FIKI
G1000 and FIKI.
optional.
MULTIENGINE PISTONS NORMALLY ASPIRATED
Manufacturer
Model
BCA Equipped Price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (dBA)
Length
Height
Span
Length
Height
Width
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
Ranges
Missions
(4 occupants)
Output (hp each)
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
EOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Payload – Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
VNE
VNO
VA
TO (SL elev./ISA Temp.)
TO (5,000’ elev.@25C)
A/S (SL elev./ISA)
A/S (5,000’ elev.@25C)
VMCA
VDEC
VXSE
V YSE
Time to Climb (min.)/Altitude
Initial Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
Initial All-Engine Gradient (ft./nm)
Initial Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
Recommended
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Executive Payload
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Block Time
200 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Block Time
500 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Suggested Base Price
Certification Basis
Remarks
Vulcanair SpA
P.68C
P 68C
$750,600
1+5/6
22.9
11.49
74.7
31.3
11.2
39.4
10.6
3.9
3.8
2 Lyc
IO-360-A1B6
200
2,000t
4,630
4,594
4,365
4,167c
3,153
1,014
1,477
1,020
1,063
415
463
457
194
154
132
1,312
4,000
2,149
2,854
60
70
82
88
12/FL 100
217
1,100
147
—
18,000
5,000
144
94
FL 080
1.532
155
108
FL 080
1.435
162
116
FL 080
1.397
575
145
395
1.456/FL 080
855
145
561
1.524/FL 080
1,450
1+28
140
1.429/FL 080
1,500
3+25
375
1.333/FL 080
$599,000
FAR 23,
1976/80
SAGEM glass
cockpit;
GNS430W;
STEC 55X.
Vulcanair SpA
Victor
P 68R
$750,600
1+5/6
21.6
10.80
74.7
31.3
11.2
39.4
10.6
3.9
3.8
2 Lyc
IO-360-A1B6
200
2,000t
4,357
4,321
4,321
4,147b
3,197
950
1,160
1,020
1,063
98
210
140
193
153
125
1,260
4,000
2,300
4,025
60
70
82
88
12/FL 100
217
920
147
—
20,000
5,650
144
94
FL 080
1.532
155
108
FL 080
1.435
162
116
FL 080
1.397
575
145
395
1.456/FL 080
855
145
561
1.524/FL 080
1,450
1+28
140
1.429/FL 080
1,500
3+25
375
1.333/FL 080
$599,000
EASA 23, 2009
SAGEM glass
cockpit;
GNS430W;
STEC 55X.
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Model
BCA Equipped Price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (dBA)
Length
Height
Span
Length
Height
Width
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
Ranges
Missions
(4 occupants)
Remarks
Output (hp each)
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
EOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Payload – Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
VNE
VNO
VA
TO (SL elev./ISA Temp.)
TO (5,000’ elev.@25C)
A/S (SL elev./ISA)
A/S (5,000’ elev.@25C)
VMCA
VDEC
VXSE
V YSE
Time to Climb (min.)/Altitude
Initial Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
Initial All-Engine Gradient (ft./nm)
Initial Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
Recommended
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Executive Payload
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Block Time
200 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Block Time
500 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Suggested Base Price
Certification Basis
Hawker Beechcraft
Baron G58
G58
$1,373,900
1+4/5
27.6
9.17
77.6
29.8
9.8
37.8
12.6
4.2
3.5
2 Cont
IO-550-C
300
1,700t
5,524
5,500
5,400
5,215b
4,000
1,215
1,524
850
1,164
360
309
674
223
195
165
2,300
4,000
3,000
4,330
84
85
100
101
10/FL 100
390
988
232
—
20,688
7,284
163
106
FL 120
1.538
193
150
FL 100
1.287
200
190
FL 080
1.053
817
154
591
1.382/FL 040
1,562
164
1,081
1.445/FL 120
2,850
1+02
227
0.881/FL 060
2,900
2+31
531
0.942/FL 060
$1,367,000
CAR 3
1957/69/83/05
Restyled interior;
new, lightweight A/C;
Garmin G1000
with SVS.
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Manufacturer
Model
BCA Equipped Price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (dBA)
Length
Height
Span
Length
Height
Width
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
Ranges
Missions
(4 occupants)
Remarks
Output (hp each)
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
EOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Payload – Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
VNE
VNO
VA
PSI
TO (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TO (5,000’ elev.@25C)
A/S (SL elev./ISA)
A/S (5,000’ elev.@25C)
VMCA
VDEC
VXSE
V YSE
Time to Climb (min.)/Altitude
Initial Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
Initial All-Engine Gradient (ft./nm)
Initial Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
Recommended
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Executive Payload
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Block Time
200 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Block Time
500 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Suggested Base Price
Certification Basis
Vulcanair SpA
P 68C-TC
P 68C-TC
$797,000
1+5/5
20.7
10.45
74.7
37.6
11.2
39.4
10.6
3.9
3.8
2 Lyc
TIO-360-C1A6D
210
2,000t
4,442
4,387
4,365
4,140b
2,976
1,164
1,466
1,020
1,146
320
302
446
193
153
126
—
1,260
2,200
2,300
3,000
63
NA
NA
NA
10/FL 100
240
1,400
NA
20,000
20,000
11,500
—
144
100
FL 080
1.440
155
125
FL 080
1.240
162
150
FL 080
1.080
1,050
145
942
1.115/FL 080
1,100
145
950
1.158/FL 080
NA
1+28
260
0.769/FL 080
NA
3+25
485
1.031/FL 080
$749,000
FAR 23, 1982
Data BCA estimate;
includes SAGEM glass
cockpit.
Piper Aircraft
Seneca V
PA-34-220T
$998,950
1+4/5
22.8
10.80
75.6
28.6
9.9
38.9
10.4
3.6
4.1
2 Cont
TSIO-360-RB
220
1,800t
4,773
4,750
4,513
4,479c
3,491
988
1,282
850
732
550
294
432
204
164
139
—
1,707
2,435
2,510
3,117
66
73
83
88
7/FL 100
253
996
173
25,000
25,000
16,500
—167
108
FL 230
1.546
196
144
FL 250
1.361
200
156
FL 230
1.282
449
153
348
1.290/FL 130
866
160
648
1.336/FL 180
1,520
1+10
213
0.939/FL 120
1,610
2+41
476
1.050/FL 200
$935,000
FAR 23, 1971/80/97
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Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (dBA)
Length
Height
Span
Length
Height
Width
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Engine
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
NBAA IFR
Ranges
(100-nm
alternate)
Missions
(4 passengers)
Output (shp)/Flat Rating
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
BOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
VMO
VA
PSI
TO (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TO (5,000’ elev.@25C)
VSO
VX
VY
Time to Climb (min.)/Altitude
Initial Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High
Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Executive Payload
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Max Fuel
Average Speed
(w/available
Trip Fuel
payload)
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
300 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
600 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
1,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
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Kodiak
Kodiak 100
$1,960,125
1+5/9
30.2
9.67
84.4
33.8
15.3
45.0
15.8
4.8
4.5
P&WC
PT6A-34
750/ISA+7C
4,000t
7,305
7,255
6,690
6,490c
4,428
2,062
2,877
1,000
2,144
733
815
1,877
180
143
—
1,468
2,396
60
73
101
9/FL 100
915
25,000
25,000
—
139
229
FL 100
0.607
171
326
FL 100
0.525
1,079
139
1,907
0.566/FL 100
1,079
139
1,907
0.566/FL 100
1,181
142
1,907
0.619/FL 160
937
1+49
583
0.515/FL 100
975
3+38
1,166
0.515/FL 100
1,467
5+54
1,907
0.524/FL 100
$1,750,000
Cessna
Caravan
CE-208-675
$2,132,000
1+9/13*
28.6
11.85
79.0
37.6
14.9
52.1
12.7
4.5
5.3
P&WC
PT6A-114A
675/ISA+27C
3,600t
8,035
8,000
7,800
7,432b
4,940
2,492
3,095
1,800
2,224
871
604
1,295
175
150
—
2,055
2,973
61
90
107
9/FL 100
771
25,000
25,000
—
156
281
FL 100
0.555
186
379
FL 100
0.491
450
155
866
0.520/FL 100
974
156
1,803
0.540/FL 100
974
156
1,807
0.539/FL 100
1,468
1+40
648
0.463/FL 100
1,680
3+17
1,260
0.476/FL 100
NP
NP
NP
NP
$1,866,550
Piper Aircraft
Meridian
PA-46-500TP
$2,151,050
1+4/5
27.8
10.18
76.8
29.6
11.3
43.0
12.3
3.9
4.1
P&WC
PT6A-42A
500/ISA+55C
3,600t
5,134
5,092
4,850
4,850c
3,644
1,206
1,490
800
1,140
350
284
690
188
127
5.5
2,438
3,691
69
95
125
19/FL 250
753
30,000
30,000
12,300
179
135
FL 280
1.326
257
241
FL 280
1.066
699
180
649
1.077/FL 280
953
180
841
1.133/FL 280
1,072
220
978
1.096/FL 280
2,250
1+22
379
0.792/FL 280
2,400
2+32
661
0.908/FL 280
2,438
4+34
920
1.087/FL 280
$2,133,650
FAR 23, 2007
Normal category;
includes Garmin
G1000.
FAR 23, 1984/98
*Export only;
includes Garmin
G1000 with GFC700
autopilot.
FAR 23 A 52
*1,000-nm,
3-passenger
mission; includes
Garmin G1000.
Cessna
Grand Caravan
CE-208B
$2,254,000
1+9/13*
31.3
12.96
82.7
41.6
15.5
52.1
16.7
4.5
5.3
P&WC
PT6A-114A
675/ISA+27C
3,600t
8,785
8,750
8,500
8,182b
5,270
2,912
3,515
1,800
2,224
1,291
604
1,715
175
148
—
2,420
3,604
61
68
104
12/FL 100
619
25,000
23,700
—
157
296
FL 100
0.530
181
379
FL 100
0.478
640
155
1,272
0.503/FL 100
916
156
1,788
0.512/FL 100
928
156
1,801
0.515/FL 100
1,498
1+43
666
0.450/FL 100
1,724
3+23
1,296
0.463/FL 100
NP
NP
NP
NP
$1,999,000
Socata
TBM 850
TBM 700 N
$3,367,947
1+5/6
38.2
10.56
76.2
34.9
14.3
41.6
15.0
4.1
4.0
P&WC
PT6A-66D
700*/ISA+49C
3,000t
7,430
7,394
7,024
6,032c
4,780
1,252
2,650
1,000
2,017
633
1,398
1,650
266
160
6.2
2,840
4,282
65
100
124
14/FL 250
990
31,000
31,000
14,390
255
260
FL 310
0.981
320
436
FL 260
0.734
1,150
301
1,490
0.772/FL 310
1,450
253
1,677
0.865/FL 310
1,452
253
1,677
0.866/FL 310
1,880
1+01
480
0.625/FL 260
2,100
1+59
900
0.667/FL 280
2,450
3+15
1,430
0.699/FL 280
$3,130,967
FAR 23,
FAR 23, 1986
1990/03/06/07
*Export only;
*850 shp max cont.
includes Garmin
w/flaps retracted;
G1000 with GFC700
RVSM; Garmin
autopilot.
G1000; SVT; 5-year
system warranty.
Pilatus
PC-12 NG
PC-12/47E
$4,581,742
1+7/10
37.6
8.71
76.9
47.3
14.0
53.3
16.9
4.8
5.0
P&WC
PT6A-67P
1,200/ISA+35C
3,500t
10,495
10,450
9,921
9,039c
6,782
2,257
3,713
1,400
2,704
1,009
1,456
2,313
240
163
5.8
2,650
4,450
67
120
130
21/FL 250
833
30,000
30,000
13,100
208
248
FL 300
0.839
280
491
FL 200
0.570
1,402
256
2,020
0.694/FL 300
1,544
257
2,207
0.700/FL 300
1,582
263
2,215
0.714/FL 300
1,650
1+11
520
0.577/FL 260
1,850
2+18
947
0.634/FL 270
2,100
3+49
1,489
0.672/FL 280
$3,810,000
FAR 23,
1996/05/08
Honeywell Primus
APEX SmartView;
BMW Designworks
interior.
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Business Airplanes
MULTIENGINE TURBOPROPS 12,500-LB. MTOW OR LESS
Manufacturer
Evektor
Outback
EV-55
$2,250,000
1+9/14
37.4
9.46
NA
46.6
16.8
53.2
20/16.5
4.5
5.3/4.7
2 P&WC
PT6A-21
536/ISA+15C
3,600t
10,207
10,141
10,141
9,810c
5,965
3,845
4,242
1,800
3,413
829
397
2,442
205
140
—
1,378
1,837
1,722
2,395
66
79
92
95
6/FL 010
290
1,107
219
24,000
24,000
15,420
—
180
432
FL 010
0.417
220
610
FL 200
0.361
NP
NP
NP
NP/NP
1,046
217
3,008
0.348/FL 100
1,046
217
3,008
0.348/FL 100
1,051
218
3,008
0.349/FL 100
3,163
1+26
943
0.318/FL 100
1,289
2+22
1,773
0.338/FL 100
1,565
4+36
2,881
0.347/FL 100
NA
Vulcanair SpA
Viator
AP68TP-600
$2,546,000
1+7/10
33.0
10.08
71.7
37.0
11.9
39.4
17.2/11.9
4.1
3.7/3.7
2 RR
250 B17C
328/ISA+25C
3,500t
6,669
6,613
6,283
5,621c
3,770
1,851
2,899
1,400
1,487
1,412
1,048
1,487
200
141
—
2,034
2,950
2,887
3,740
77
85
90
105
7/FL 100
270
1,500
180
25,000
25,000
11,400
—
169
261
FL 100
0.648
214
375
FL 100
0.571
543
180
781
0.695/FL 100
837
179
1,220
0.686/FL 100
837
179
1,220
0.686/FL 100
837
179
1,220
0.686/FL 100
1,247
1+35
419
0.716/FL 100
1,558
3+18
866
0.693/FL 100
NP
NP
NP
NP/NP
$2,300,000
Hawker Beechcraft
King Air C90GTx
C90GTi
$3,834,000
1+7/8
34.4
9.53
76.0
35.5
14.3
50.3
12.4/12.4
4.8
4.5/4.1
2 P&WC
PT6A-135A
550/ISA+30C
3,600t
10,545
10,485
9,700
9,378c
7,235
2,143
3,310
1,400
2,573
737
1,167
1,910
226
169
5.0
2,392
3,372
3,382
4,411
80
97
100
108
17/FL 250
474
1,953
259
30,000
30,000
19,170
11,065
208
332
FL 260
0.627
270
612
FL 200
0.441
275
226
648
0.424/FL 270
1,040
252
2,069
0.503/FL 270
1,005
251
2,006
0.501/FL 270
1,060
255
2,077
0.510/FL 260
3,163
1+14
747
0.402/FL 210
3,362
2+22
1,351
0.444/FL 230
3,660
3+56
1,996
0.501/FL 270
$3,813,500
Reims Aviation SA
Caravan II
F406
$4,250,000
1+8/13
38.9
9.85
69.9
39.1
13.2
49.5
14.2/12.8
4.3
4.7/4.7
2 P&WC
PT6A-112
500/ISA+22C
3,600t
9,925
9,850
9,360
8,500c
5,732
2,768
4,193
1,600
3,183
1,010
1,425
2,593
213
160
—
2,964
4,106
4,746
6,215
90
101
105
115
6/FL 100
310
910
170
30,000
30,000
14,550
—
184
412
FL 100
0.447
234
605
FL 100
0.387
427
179
1,009
0.423/FL 100
1,188
180
2,767
0.429/FL 100
1,201
180
2,770
0.434/FL 100
1,228
176
2,787
0.441/FL 100
3,815
1+21
807
0.372/FL 100
4,075
2+39
1,609
0.373/FL 100
NP
NP
NP
NP/NP
NA
Hawker Beechcraft
King Air 250
B200GT
$6,015,500
1+8/10
40.3
7.35
TBD
43.8
14.8
57.9
16.7/16.7
4.8
4.5/4.1
2 P&WC
PT6A-52
850/ISA+37C
3,600t
12,590
12,500
12,500
11,000c
8,780
2,220
3,810
1,600
3,645
165
1,590
2,210
260
182
6.5
2,111
3,099
3,687
4,859
86
94
115
121
13/FL 250
682
1,170
364
35,000
35,000
26,000
15,293
256
430
FL 350
0.595
310
750
FL 260
0.413
330
267
864
0.382/FL 330
1,412
292
2,958
0.477/FL 330
1,074
288
2,293
0.468/FL 330
1,430
293
2,960
0.483/FL 330
3,495
1+03
868
0.346/FL 250
3,578
2+03
1,493
0.402/FL 290
3,667
3+28
2,146
0.466/FL 330
$5,995,000
Piaggio Aero
Avanti II
P180
$7,195,000
1+7/9
70.3
7.12
75.0
47.3
13.0
46.0
17.5/17.5
5.8
6.1/3.5
2 P&WC
PT6A-66B
850/ISA+28C
3,600t*
12,150
12,100
11,500
9,800c
8,375
1,425
3,775
1,400
2,802
973
2,350
2,375
260
202
9.0
3,262
4,700
5,750
7,400
100
106
132
140
10/FL 250
670
1,106
287
41,000
39,400
23,800
24,000
318
408
FL 410
0.779
400
792
FL 310
0.505
1,070
315
1,715
0.624/FL 390
1,450
311
2,167
0.669/FL 410
1,510
317
2,167
0.697/FL 410
1,530
318
2,167
0.706/FL 410
2,350
0+53
688
0.436/FL 310
2,550
1+44
1,144
0.524/FL 350
2,700
3+02
1,603
0.624/FL 390
$7,195,000
EASA/FAR 23 pndg.
All data prelim.;
CMC SmartDeck.
FAR 23 1986
Data BCA est.:
G950; STEC 2100.
CAR 3, 1959/07
Pro Line 21; STC
SA10747SC wt. inc.
SFAR 41C, 1986
FAR 23,
1973/80/08/11
FAR 23 1990
Pro Line 21; Iridium
satcom; RVSM app’d.
Model
BCA Equipped Price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (dBA)
Length
Height
Span
Length: OA/Net
Height
Width: Max/Floor
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
NBAA IFR
Ranges
(100-nm
alternate)
Missions
(4 passengers)
Remarks
Output (shp each)/Flat Rating
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
BOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
VMO
VA
PSI
TO (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TO (5,000’ elev.@25C)
A/S (SL elev./ISA temp.)
A/S (5,000’ elev.@25C)
VMCA
VDEC
VXSE
V YSE
Time to Climb (min.)/Altitude
Initial Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
Initial All-Engine Gradient (ft./nm)
Initial Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High
Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Max Payload
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Max Fuel
Average Speed
(w/available
Trip Fuel
payload)
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Full Fuel
(w/4 passsengers)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
300 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
600 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
1,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Suggested Base Price
Certification Basis
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MULTIENGINE TURBOPROPS >12,500-LB. MTOW
Manufacturer
Model
BCA Equipped Price
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (dBA)
Length
Height
Span
Length: OA/Net
Height
Width: Max/Floor
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
NBAA IFR
Ranges
(100-nm
alternate)
Missions
(4 passengers)
Output (shp each)/Flat Rating
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
BOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
MMO
Trans. Alt. FL
VMO
VA
PSI
TO (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TOFL (5,000’ elev.@25C)
Hot/High WAT Limit
NBAA IFR Range
V2
VREF
Landing Distance
Time to Climb (min.)/Altitude
*FAR 25 Initial Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
FAR 25 Initial Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High
Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Max Payload
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Max Fuel
Average Speed
(w/available
Trip Fuel
payload)
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Full Fuel
(w/4 passengers)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
300 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
600 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
1,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Suggested Base Price
Remarks
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Hawker Beechcraft
King Air 350i
B300
$7,312,700
1+9/11
48.4
7.14
72.1
46.7
14.3
57.9
19.5/19.5
4.8
4.5/4.1
2 P&WC
PT6A-60A
1,050/ISA+10C
3,600t
15,100
15,000
15,000
12,500c
10,070
2,430
5,030
1,800
3,611
1,419
2,600
3,230
0.58
FL 210
263
182
6.6
3,300
5,376
14,196
1,551
109
100
2,390
15/FL 250
552
304
35,000
35,000
21,500
15,293
235
362
FL 330
0.649
312
773
FL 240
0.404
899
274
1,897
0.474/FL 350
1,489
280
2,951
0.505/FL 350
1,532
284
2,956
0.518/FL 350
1,560
288
2,962
0.527/FL 350
2,608
1+02
883
0.340/FL 250
2,724
2+02
1,472
0.408/FL 290
2,851
3+27
2,106
0.475/FL 330
$7,275,000
FAR 23, 1989
Commuter cat.; Pro
Line 21; new interior
w/Rockwell Collins
Venue; RVSM app’d.
Hawker Beechcraft
King Air 350iER
B300ER
$8,353,100
1+9/11
53.2
7.86
81.5
46.7
14.3
57.9
19.5/19.5
4.8
4.5/4.1
2 P&WC
PT6A-60A
1,050/ISA+10C
3,600t
16,600
16,500
15,675
13,000c
10,385
2,615
6,215
1,800
5,192
1,023
3,600
4,415
0.58
FL 240
245
182
6.6
4,473
7,588
15,830
2,080
111
104
2,728
18/FL 250
337
182
35,000
35,000
17,100
15,293
238
402
FL 330
0.592
303
764
FL 240
0.397
1,336
261
2,886
0.463/FL 350
2,239
268
4,528
0.494/FL 350
2,273
270
4,530
0.502/FL 350
2,340
274
4,539
0.516/FL 350
3,463
1+05
908
0.330/FL 250
3,597
2+07
1,511
0.397/FL 290
3,745
3+36
2,176
0.460/FL 330
$8,315,400
FAR 23, 1989/07
Commuter cat.; Pro
Line 21; new interior
w/Rockwell Collins
Venue; RVSM app’d.
JETS LESS THAN 10,000-LB. MTOW
Manufacturer
Model
BCA Equipped Price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Baggage
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (EPNdB): TO/Sideline/APR
Length
Height
Span
Length: OA/Net
Height
Width: Max/Floor
Internal: Cu. ft./lb.
External: Cu. ft./lb.
Engine(s)
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
NBAA IFR
Ranges
(100-nm
alternate)
Missions
(4 passengers)
Remarks
Output (lb. each)/Flat Rating
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
BOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
MMO
Trans. Alt. FL/VMO
PSI
TOFL (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TOFL (5,000’ elev.@25C)
Hot/High Weight Limit
NBAA IFR Range
V2@SL ISA, MTOW
VREF w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Landing Distance w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Time to Climb/Altitude
FAR 25 Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
FAR 25 Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High
Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Max Payload
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Max Fuel
Average Speed
(w/available
Trip Fuel
payload)
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Four Passengers
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
300 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
600 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
1,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Certification Basis
Cessna
Citation Mustang
CE-510
$3,202,000
1+5/5
41.2
2.96
73.9/85.0/86.0
40.6
13.4
43.2
9.8/9.8
4.5
4.6/3.1
6/98
57/620
2 P&WC
PW615F
1,460/ISA+10C
3,500t
8,730
8,645
8,000
6,750c
5,585
1,165
3,145
1,000
2,580
565
1,980
2,145
0.630
FL 271/250
8.3
3,110
6,600
8,645
995
97
88
2,136
20/FL 370
432
267
41,000
41,000
26,900
21,280
319
498
FL 390
0.641
339
609
FL 350
0.557
716
294
1,300
0.551/FL 410
1,159
305
1,948
0.595/FL 410
974
301
1,679
0.580/FL 410
1,206
315
1,965
0.614/FL 410
2,493
1+00
670
0.448/FL 370
2,687
1+56
1,134
0.529/FL 390
3,109
3+19
1,717
0.582/FL 410
FAR 23, 2006
1,000-nm mission
flown with 763-lb.
payload.
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Manufacturer
Model
BCA Equipped Price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft).
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Baggage
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (EPNdB): TO/Sideline/APR
Length
Height
Span
Length: OA/Net
Height
Width: Max/Floor
Internal: Cu. ft./lb.
External: Cu. ft./lb.
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
NBAA IFR
Ranges
(FAR Part 23,
100-nm
alternate;
FAR Part 25,
200-nm
alternate)
Missions
(4 passengers)
Remarks
Output (lb. each)/Flat Rating
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
BOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
MMO
Trans. Alt. FL/VMO
PSI
TOFL (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TOFL (5,000’ elev.@25C)
Hot/High Weight Limit
NBAA IFR Range
V2@SL ISA, MTOW
VREF w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Landing Distance w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Time to Climb/Altitude
FAR 25 Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
FAR 25 Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Long
Fuel Flow
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High
Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Max Payload
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Max Fuel
Average Speed
(w/available
Trip Fuel
payload)
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Four Passengers
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
300 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
600 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
1,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Certification Basis
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Embraer
Phenom 100
EMB-500
$4,080,000
1+5/7
51.9
3.09
70.4/81.4/86.1
42.1
14.3
40.4
11.0/11.0
4.9
5.1/3.6
11/99
60/418
2 P&WC
PW617F-E
1,695/ISA+10C
3,500t
10,516
10,472
9,766
8,444c
7,132
1,312
3,384
1,000
2,804
580
2,072
2,384
0.700
FL 280/275
8.3
3,040
6,384
10,472
1,065
97
94
2,473
23/FL 370
549
310
41,000
41,000
25,582
21,280
333
524
FL 410
0.635
390
852
FL 330
0.458
710
320
1,455
0.488/FL 410
1,195
325
2,206
0.542/FL 410
1,045
324
1,978
0.528/FL 410
1,244
325
2,224
0.559/FL 410
2,715
0+56
738
0.407/FL 390
2,752
1+50
1,210
0.496/FL 410
3,045
3+04
1,869
0.535/FL 410
Cessna
Citation M2
CE-525
$4,395,000
1+7/7
44.6
2.72
NA/NA/NA
42.6
13.8
46.9
11.0/11.0
4.8
4.8/3.1
0/0
45/725
2 Wms Intl
FJ44-1AP-21
1,965/ISA+7C
4,000t
10,800
10,700
9,900
8,400c
6,991
1,409
3,809
1,400
3,309
500
2,400
2,409
0.710
FL 305/263
8.5
3,250
5,720
10,700
1,145
NA
NA
2,354
18/FL 370
596
NA
41,000
41,000
21,200
22,027
324
535
FL 410
0.606
398
943
FL 350
0.422
768
357
1,672
0.459/FL 410
1,313
370
2,652
0.495/FL 410
1,125
366
2,316
0.486/FL 410
1,342
374
2,680
0.501/FL 410
2,667
0+52
824
0.364/FL 370
2,781
1+39
1,400
0.429/FL 390
3,107
2+44
2,078
0.481/FL 410
FAR 23, 2008
FAR 23 pending
All data preliminary.
HACI
$4,500,000
1+5/6
NA
NA
NA/NA/NA
42.6
15.0
39.8
13.0/10.5
4.8
5.0/NA
66.0/NA
NA/NA
2 GE Honda
HF-120
2,050/NA
NA
9,300
9,300
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
0.720
FL 300/NA
8.7
4,000
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
3,000
NA
NA
NA
43,000
43,000
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA/NA
1,180
NA
NA
NA/FL 410
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA/NA
NA
NA
NA
NA/NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Cessna
Citation CJ2+
CE-525A
$7,044,000
1+8/9
47.4
2.51
75.5/86.1/89.7
47.7
14.0
49.8
13.6/13.6
4.8
4.8/3.1
0/0
65/1,000
2 Wms Intl
FJ44-3A-24
2,490/ISA+7C
4,000t
12,625
12,500
11,525
9,700c
7,980
1,720
4,645
1,600
3,930
715
2,925
3,045
0.737
FL 291/278
8.9
3,360
5,180
12,500
1,561
116
102
2,650
15/FL 370
611
316
45,000
45,000
23,800
23,586
357
588
FL 450
0.607
413
1,096
FL 350
0.377
993
368
2,071
0.479/FL 450
1,610
379
3,152
0.511/FL 450
1,538
378
3,027
0.508/FL 450
1,649
385
3,179
0.519/FL 450
2,464
0+49
898
0.334/FL 370
2,672
1+35
1,459
0.411/FL 410
297
2+36
2,160
0.463/FL 430
Hawker Beechcraft
Premier IA
Model 390
$7,105,800
1+6/7
50.6
2.72
78.3/87.9/92.0
46.0
15.3
44.5
13.5/11.2
5.4
5.5/3.7
23/210
54/550
2 Wms Intl
FJ44-2A
2,300/ISA+13C
3,500t
12,590
12,500
11,600
10,000c
8,600
1,400
3,990
1,200
3,670
320
2,590
2,790
0.800
FL 280/320
8.4
3,792
6,888
12,500
1,125
118
112
2,997
17/FL 370
586
298
41,000
41,000
28,000
21,400
369
662
FL 410
0.557
451
1,203
FL 330
0.375
787
390
1,824
0.431/FL 410
1,360
408
2,934
0.464/FL 410
1,105
402
2,441
0.453/FL 410
1,370
409
2,942
0.466/FL 410
2,961
0+48
898
0.334/FL 370
3,229
1+33
1,433
0.419/FL 410
3,672
2+30
2,231
0.448/FL 410
FAR 23 pending
All date prelilminary
FAR 23, 2000/05
FAR 23 A 52, 2001
HondaJet
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Specific Range/Altitude
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Trip Fuel
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300 nm
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600 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
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Flight Time
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Syberjet
SJ30-2
SJ30-2
$7,250,000
1+5/6
73.2
3.03
78.5/86.2/91.8
46.8
14.2
42.3
12.5/12.5
4.4
4.8/2.8
6/100
53/500
2 Wms Intl
FJ44-2A
2,300/ISA+8C
3,500t
14,050
13,950
12,725
10,500c
8,917
1,583
5,133
1,000
4,850
283
3,550
4,133
0.830
FL 295/320
12.0
3,939
8,784
13,125
1,915
112
104
2,657
16/FL 370
312
167
49,000
44,000
25,800
41,000
436
684
FL 450
0.637
475
1,188
FL 360
0.400
1,635
402
2,908
0.562/FL 470
2,598
410
4,241
0.613/FL 490
2,205
408
3,713
0.594/FL 490
2,667
411
4,246
0.628/FL 490
2,822
0+45
846
0.355/FL 410
3,025
1+26
1,313
0.457/FL 450
3,336
2+21
1,980
0.505/FL 450
Cessna
Citation CJ3
CE-525B
$8,174,000
2+7/8
47.2
2.46
74.0/88.7/88.6
51.2
15.2
53.3
15.7/15.7
4.8
4.8/3.1
0/0
65/1,000
2 Wms Intl
FJ44-3A
2,820/ISA+11C
4,000t
14,070
13,870
12,750
10,510c
8,760
1,750
5,310
1,400
4,710
600
3,560
3,910
0.737
FL 293/278
8.9
3,180
4,750
13,870
1,726
114
99
2,422
15/FL 370
808
425
45,000
45,000
26,250
23,586
351
620
FL 450
0.566
415
1,196
FL 350
0.347
1,172
368
2,552
0.459/FL 450
1,869
377
3,850
0.485/FL 450
1,702
376
3,539
0.481/FL 450
1,890
381
3,865
0.489/FL 450
2,604
0+49
972
0.309/FL 370
2,616
1+35
1,576
0.381/FL 410
2,788
2+37
2,323
0.430/FL 430
Embraer
Phenom 300
EMB-505
$8,755,000
1+7/10
58.6
2.67
69.9/88.8/88.5
51.2
16.7
52.2
17.2/17.2
4.9
5.1/3.6
11/77
74/573
2 P&WC
PW535E
3,360/ISA+15C
5,000t
18,078
17,968
16,865
13,999
11,583
2,416
6,495
1,400
5,353
1,142
4,079
5,095
0.780
FL 263/320
9.4
3,138
5,144
17,968
2,019
112
104
2,220
14/FL 370
916
462
45,000
45,000
30,137
25,560
383
757
FL 450
0.506
444
1,312
FL 350
0.338
1,278
381
3,179
0.402/FL 450
1,954
380
4,487
0.435/FL 450
1,996
378
4,516
0.442/FL 450
2,082
373
4,542
0.458/FL 450
2,607
0+48
985
0.305/FL 450
2,720
1+30
1,616
0.371/FL 450
2,808
2+26
2,466
0.406/FL 450
Cessna
Citation CJ4
CE-525C
$8,932,000
2+8/9
51.8
2.36
75.6/92.8/89.5
53.3
15.3
50.8
17.3/17.3
4.8
4.8/3.3
7/40
71/1,000
2 Wms Intl
FJ44-4A
3,621/ISA+11C
5,000t
17,230
17,110
15,660
12,500c
10,350
2,150
6,880
1,600
5,828
1,052
4,730
5,280
0.770
FL 279/305
9.0
3,190
5,130
16,858
1,946
117
98
2,267
14/FL 370
839
430
45,000
45,000
28,200
23,984
376
806
FL 450
0.467
442
1,470
FL 370
0.301
1,425
407
3,753
0.380/FL 450
1,913
413
4,904
0.390/FL 450
1,923
415
4,916
0.391/FL 450
1,952
420
4,950
0.394/FL 450
2,431
0+46
1,088
0.276/FL 390
2,446
1+27
1,866
0.322/FL 410
2,508
2+24
2,826
0.354/FL 430
FAR 23 Commuter category
FAR 23 Commuter category,
2004
FAR 23 Commuter category,
2009
FAR 23 Commuter category,
2010
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(ft.)
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Dimensions
(ft.)
Baggage
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (EPNdB): TO/Sideline/APR
Length
Height
Span
Length: OA/Net
Height
Width: Max/Floor
Internal: Cu. ft./lb.
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Engines
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Weights (lb.)
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Performance
Climb
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Cruise
NBAA IFR
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(200-nm
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Missions
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Remarks
Output (lb. each)/Flat Rating
Inspection Interval
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Max Takeoff
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Zero Fuel
BOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
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MMO
Trans. Alt. FL/VMO
PSI
TOFL (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TOFL (5,000’ elev.@25C)
Hot/High Weight Limit
NBAA IFR Range
V2@SL ISA, MTOW
VREF w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Landing Distance w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Time to Climb/Altitude
FAR 25 Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
FAR 25 Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High
Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Max Payload
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Max Fuel
Average Speed
(w/available
Trip Fuel
payload)
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Average Speed
Four Passengers
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
300 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
600 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
1,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Bombardier
Learjet 40XR
Model 45 (Learjet 40)
$10,838,000
2+6/7
67.4
3.00
75.5/85.1/93.4
55.6
14.1
47.8
17.7/17.7
4.9
5.1/3.2
15/170
50/500
2 Hon
TFE731-20BR
3,500/ISA+25C
6,000c
21,250
21,000
19,200
16,000c
13,949
2,051
7,301
1,200
6,062
1,239
5,250
6,062
0.810
FL 270/330
9.4
4,680
5,690
20,681
1,888
123
113
2,355
15/FL 370
394
192
51,000
45,200
28,400
25,700
436
986
FL 470
0.442
449
1,073
FL 470
0.418
1,367
421
3,755
0.364/FL 450
1,762
421
4,614
0.382/FL 470
1,862
423
4,761
0.391/FL 470
1,964
425
4,809
0.408/FL 490
3,429
0+43
1,250
0.240/FL 370
3,569
1+24
1,925
0.312/FL 450
3,734
2+16
3,003
0.333/FL 450
Cessna
Citation XLS+
CE-560XL
$12,714,000
2+9/12
54.6
2.45
72.2/86.8/92.8
52.5
17.2
56.3
18.5/18.5
5.7
5.5/3.9
10/100
80/700
2 P&WC
PW545C
4,119/ISA+10C
5,000t
20,400
20,200
18,700
15,100c
12,800
2,300
7,600
1,800
6,740
860
5,300
5,800
0.750
FL 265/305
9.3
3,560
5,430
20,200
1,764
118
106
2,732
15/FL 370
765
389
45,000
45,000
28,600
25,230
353
861
FL 450
0.410
431
1,235
FL 410
0.349
1,150
385
3,663
0.314/FL 450
1,745
396
5,236
0.333/FL 450
1,743
396
5,231
0.333/FL 450
1,788
403
5,271
0.339/FL 450
2,736
0+46
1,244
0.241/FL 390
2,743
1+29
2,091
0.287/FL 410
3,010
2+26
3,208
0.312/FL 430
Bombardier
Learjet 45XR
Model 45 (Learjet 45)
$13,209,000
2+8/9
69.0
3.07
75.5/85.1/93.4
57.6
14.1
47.8
19.8/19.8
4.9
5.1/3.2
15/170
50/500
2 Hon
TFE731-20BR
3,500/ISA+25C
6,000c
21,750
21,500
19,200
16,000c
14,125
1,875
7,625
1,600
6,062
1,563
5,750
6,025
0.810
FL 270/330
9.4
5,040
5,811
20,857
1,866
130
114
2,371
15/FL 370
589
272
51,000
44,700
27,900
25,700
437
997
FL 470
0.438
448
1,071
FL 470
0.418
1,557
423
4,255
0.366/FL 450
1,706
423
4,585
0.372/FL 470
1,840
425
4,750
0.387/FL 450
1,941
425
4,797
0.405/FL 490
3,478
0+44
1,255
0.239/FL 370
3,598
1+24
1,934
0.310/FL 450
3,794
2+17
3,009
0.332/FL 450
Bombardier
Learjet 60XR
Model 60
$13,716,000
2+7/9
88.8
2.55
70.8/83.1/87.7
58.7
14.6
43.8
17.7/15.8
5.7
5.9/3.8
24/350
24/300
2 P&WC
PW305A
4,600/ISA+17C
6,000t
23,750
23,500
19,500
17,000c
14,896
2,104
8,854
1,400
7,910
944
6,750
7,454
0.810
FL 270/330
9.4
5,450
8,520
23,371p
2,264
147
131
3,049
13/FL 370
718
293
51,000
42,400
24,300
25,700
423
1,127
FL 430
0.375
446
1,294
FL 430
0.345
1,745
414
5,260
0.332/FL 410
2,244
416
6,489
0.346/FL 410
2,294
415
6,598
0.348/FL 410
2,400
413
6,647
0.361/FL 410
3,352
0+43
1,263
0.238/FL 370
3,583
1+24
2,010
0.299/FL 410
3,998
2+17
3,213
0.311/FL 410
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JAR 25 A 13,
1997/03
FAR 25, 2008
FAR 25 A 77;
JAR 25 A 13
FAR 25,
1981/92/06
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Gulfstream Aero.
G150
G150
$15,550,000
2+7/9
82.3
2.95
80.7/91.2/91.9
56.8
19.1
55.6
17.7/17.7
5.8
5.8/4.7
25/NA
55/1,100
2 Hon
TFE731-40AR-200G
4,420/ISA+13C
6,000c
26,250
26,100
21,700
17,500c
15,200
2,300
11,050
1,400
10,300
750
8,750
9,650
0.850
FL 300/330
8.8
5,012
8,120
26,100
2,988
131
115
2,442
17/FL 370
438
201
45,000
42,400
26,400
23,000
430
1,184
FL 430
0.363
475
1,938
FL 350
0.245
2,335
415
7,265
0.321/FL 450
3,011
418
8,903
0.338/FL 450
2,988
418
8,850
0.338/FL 450
3,122
419
8,945
0.349/FL 450
3,623
0+50
1,230
0.244/FL 450
3,783
1+32
1,974
0.304/FL 450
3,971
2+28
2,998
0.334/FL 450
Hawker Beechcraft
Hawker 900XP
Hawker 900XP
$16,067,700
2+9/9
74.9
3.00
76.7/86.6/94.9
51.1
18.1
54.3
21.3/21.3
5.7
5.9/4.4
50/395
—/—
2 Hon
TFE731-50R
4,660/ISA+16C
6,000c
28,120
28,000
23,350
18,450c
16,500
1,950
11,620
1,800
10,000
1,620
9,670
10,000
0.800
FL 290/310
8.6
4,965
6,623
27,219
2,790
140
113
2,280
17/FL 370
428
194
41,000
41,000
21,800
22,200
402
1,123
FL 410
0.358
446
1,745
FL 370
0.256
2,600
393
8,114
0.320/FL 410
2,729
394
8,498
0.321/FL 410
2,818
395
8,535
0.330/FL 410
2,897
395
8,571
0.338/FL 410
3,702
0+47
1,288
0.233/FL 410
3,780
1+29
2,280
0.263/FL 410
3,879
2+23
3,607
0.277/FL 410
CAR 4b, 1964;
FAR 25 A 46, 2007
FAR 25 A 108, 2005 Includes Pro Line 21
and 36-150 APU.
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Internal
Dimensions
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Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (EPNdB): TO/Sideline/APR
Length
Height
Span
Length: OA/Net
Height
Width: Max/Floor
Internal: Cu. ft./lb.
External: Cu. ft./lb.
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
NBAA IFR
Ranges
(200-nm
alternate)
Missions
(4 passengers)
Output (lb. each)/Flat Rating
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
BOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
MMO
Trans. Alt. FL/VMO
PSI
TOFL (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TOFL (5,000’ elev.@25C)
Hot/High Weight Limit
NBAA IFR Range
V2@SL ISA, MTOW
VREF w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Landing Distance w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Time to Climb/Altitude
FAR 25 Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
FAR 25 Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High
Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Max Payload
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Max Fuel
Average Speed
(w/available
Trip Fuel
payload)
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Four Passengers
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
300 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
600 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
1,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Remarks
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Cessna
Citation Sovereign
CE-680
$17,658,000
2+9/12
58.7
2.63
71.8/87.5/91.3
63.5
20.3
63.3
25.3/25.3
5.7
5.5/3.9
35/415
100/1,000
2 P&WC
PW306C
5,770/ISA+16C
6,000t
30,550
30,300
27,100
20,800c
18,130
2,670
12,420
1,800
11,223
1,197
9,750
10,620
0.800
FL 298/305
9.3
3,640
4,859
29,998
2,850
115
95
2,202
14/FL 370
629
328
47,000
43,000
27,560
25,230
397
1,208
FL 450
0.329
445
1,737
FL 390
0.256
2,276
403
7,938
0.287/FL 450
2,806
409
9,542
0.294/FL 450
2,829
411
9,554
0.296/FL 450
2,885
415
9,584
0.301/FL 450
3,058
0+45
1,488
0.202/FL 390
3,068
1+27
2,399
0.250/FL 430
3,094
2+22
3,750
0.267/FL 430
Cessna
Citation X
CE-750
$21,695,000
2+9/12
68.5
2.67
73.2/83.8/90.3
72.3
19.2
63.9
23.9/23.9
5.7
5.5/3.9
21/329
82/775
2 RR
AE3007C1
6,764/ISA+15C
4,500t*
36,400
36,100
31,800
24,400c
22,100
2,300
14,300
1,800
12,931
1,369
12,000
12,500
0.920
FL 307/350
9.3
5,140
7,350
34,980p
2,967
137
112
2,730
17/FL 370
486
213
51,000
43,000
26,000
25,230
470
1,501
FL 470
0.313
514
2,234
FL 410
0.230
2,683
463
9,942
0.270/FL 470
3,054
464
11,025
0.277/FL 490
3,111
464
11,048
0.282/FL 490
3,210
464
11,088
0.290/FL 490
3,535
0+41
1,797
0.167/FL 370
3,580
1+17
2,824
0.212/FL 430
3,672
2+03
4,438
0.225/FL 430
FAR 25, 2004;
JAR 25, 2005
FAR 25, 1996/02;
JAR 25, 1999/02
*Engine flight hour
inspection interval.
Cessna
Citation Ten
CE-750
$22,550,000
2+9/12
NA
2.60
NA/NA/NA
73.6
19.2
69.2
25.2/25.2
5.7
5.5/3.9
22/NA
82/775
2 RR
AE3007C2
7,034/ISA+15C
4,500t*
36,900
36,600
32,000
24,978c
22,464
2,514
14,436
1,800
12,931
1,505
11,922
12,636
NA
NA/NA
9.3
5,140
7,300
35,400p
3,164
NA
NA
2,735
14/FL 370
NA
NA
51,000
45,000
26,000
25,230
470
1,427
FL 470
0.329
516
2,329
FL 410
0.222
2,813
463
9,959
0.282/FL 490
3,229
464
11,122
0.290/FL 490
3,295
464
11,151
0.295/FL 490
3,380
465
11,188
0.302/FL 490
NA
0+40
1,847
0.162/FL 370
NA
1+15
2,915
0.206/FL 430
NA
2+02
4,588
0.218/FL 430
FAR 25, 1996/02
All data preliminary;
incl. Garmin G5000
*Engine flight hour
inspection interval.
Hawker Beechcraft
Hawker 4000
Model 4000
$22,908,500
2+8/10
74.4
2.86
75.1/91.6/91.6
69.5
19.8
61.8
29.5/25.0
6.0
6.5/4.0
109/990
—/—
2 P&WC
PW308A
6,900/ISA+22C
6,000t
39,700
39,500
33,500
26,000c
23,700
2,300
16,000
1,600
14,600
1,400
13,700
14,400
0.840
FL 200/350
9.6
5,068
6,701
38,900
3,211
134
113
2,475
14/FL 370
494
221
45,000
43,100
28,400
25,240
447
1,653
FL 450
0.270
470
1,852
FL 430
0.254
2,855
437
11,731
0.243/FL 450
3,136
437
12,666
0.248/FL 450
3,190
437
12,691
0.251/FL 450
3,260
437
12,723
0.256/FL 450
2,712
0+47
1,730
0.173/FL 450
2,858
1+26
2,803
0.214/FL 450
3,060
2+18
4,281
0.234/FL 450
Gulfstream Aero.
G280
G280
$24,000,000
2+10/18
80.0
2.66
NA/NA/NA
66.8
21.3
63.0
32.3/25.8
6.3
7.2/5.7
154/1,980
—/—
2 Hon
HTF7250G
7,445/ISA+17C
OC
39,750
39,600
32,700
28,200c
24,150
4,050
15,600
2,000
14,600
1,000
11,550
13,600
0.850
NA/NA
9.2
4,750
NA
NA
3,600
NA
NA
NA
NA/FL 370
NA
NA
45,000
NA
NA
25,000
459
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA/NA
NA
NA
NA
NA/NA
3,600
441
12,740
0.283/FL 450
NA
NA
NA
NA/NA
NA
0+47
1,471
0.204/FL 370
NA
1+27
2,333
0.257/FL 450
NA
2+19
3,584
0.279/FL 450
Bombardier
Challenger 300
BD-100-1A10
$24,326,000
2+8/10
74.4
2.85
75.5/87.6/89.6
68.7
20.0
63.8
28.6/16.5
6.1
7.2/5.1
106/750
—/—
2 Hon
HTF7000
6,826/ISA+15C
OC
39,000
38,850
33,750
27,200c
23,850*
3,350
15,150
1,600
14,045
1,105
11,800
13,550
0.830
FL 290/320
8.8
4,810
6,860
38,545
3,250
130
113
2,290
14/FL 370
474
219
45,000
44,000
27,800
23,338
459
1,584
FL 450
0.290
470
1,809
FL 430
0.260
2,581
446
10,085
0.256/FL 450
3,226
449
12,194
0.265/FL 450
3,250
448
12,203
0.266/FL 450
3,310
448
12,228
0.271/FL 450
3,370
0+47
1,578
0.190/FL 450
3,420
1+26
2,568
0.234/FL 450
3,487
2+18
3,910
0.256/FL 450
FAR 25 A 105
FAR 25 pending
All data preliminary;
price in 2013 dollars.
FAR 25 A 98;
JAR 25 Chg. 15
*BCA Ops Survey
BOW 24,120 lb.
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Manufacturer
Model
BCA Equipped Price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Baggage
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (EPNdB): TO/Sideline/APR
Length
Height
Span
Length: OA/Net
Height
Width: Max/Floor
Internal: Cu. ft./lb.
External: Cu. ft./lb.
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
NBAA IFR
Ranges
(200-nm
alternate)
Missions
(4 passengers)
Remarks
Output (lb. each)/Flat Rating
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
BOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
MMO
Trans. Alt. FL/VMO
PSI
TOFL (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TOFL (5,000’ elev.@25C)
Hot/High Weight Limit
NBAA IFR Range
V2@SL ISA, MTOW
VREF w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Landing Distance w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Time to Climb/Altitude
FAR 25 Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
FAR 25 Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High
Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Max Payload
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Max Fuel
Average Speed
(w/available
Trip Fuel
payload)
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Four Passengers
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
300 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
600 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
1,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Certification Basis
Dassault
Falcon 2000S
Falcon 2000EX
$25,000,000
2+10/19
77.7
2.93
NA/NA/NA
66.3
23.2
70.2
31.2/26.2
6.2
7.7/6.3
131/1,600
—/—
2 P&WC
PW308C
7,000/ISA+15C
7,000c
41,200
41,000
39,300
29,700c
24,750
4,950
16,450
2,000
14,600
1,850
11,500
14,450
0.862
FL 250/370
9.3
4,450
6,115
41,000
3,450
124
107
2,585
14/FL 370
490
216
47,000
43,700
26,150
25,300
437
1,455
FL 450
0.300
482
2,280
FL 390
0.211
2,430
427
9,640
0.252/FL 450
3,415
430
12,740
0.268/FL 470
3,510
430
12,740
0.276/FL 470
3,585
430
12,740
0.281/FL 470
NA
0+48
1,615
0.186/FL 450
NA
1+28
2,560
0.234/FL 470
NA
2+21
3,860
0.259/FL 470
FAR/EASA 25 pending; Includes EASy
II and autobrakes;
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2013 delivery price.
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Embraer
Legacy 600
EMB-135BJ
$26,000,000
2+13/14
90.0
3.12
79.7/86.8/91.3
86.4
22.2
69.5
49.8/42.4
6.0
6.9/5.2
286/1,441
—/—
2 RR
AE 3007 A1E
7,953/ISA+22C
OC
49,758
49,604
40,785
35,274c
30,081
5,193
19,677
2,600
18,170
1,507
14,484
17,077
0.800
FL 276/320
8.4
5,614
7,604
49,604
3,453
139
113
2,301
21/FL 370
630
272
41,000
40,900
23,276
21,650
424
1,874
FL 410
0.226
455
2,545
FL 370
0.179
2,442
410
12,336
0.198/FL 410
3,376
407
16,158
0.209/FL 410
3,430
406
16,158
0.212/FL 410
3,492
404
16,215
0.215/FL 410
3,707
0+50
1,854
0.162/FL 410
3,741
1+36
3,065
0.196/FL 410
3,787
2+36
4,724
0.212/FL 410
Bombardier
Challenger 850
CL-600-2B19
$30,158,000
2+14/15
101.8
3.04
78.8/82.4/92.1
87.8
20.4
69.6
48.4/27.0
6.1
8.2/7.2
147/900
—/—
2 GE
CF34-3B1
8,729/ISA+8C
OC
53,250
53,000
47,000
44,000c
34,618
9,382
18,632
2,800
18,274
358
9,250
15,832
0.850
FL 254/335
8.6
6,305
11,332
53,000p
2,986
146
126
2,475
32/FL 370
443
182
41,000
37,760
19,370
21,100
424
2,061
FL 390
0.206
459
2,393
FL 370
0.192
1,116
402
6,759
0.165/FL 370
3,089
416
16,111
0.192/FL 390
2,986
416
15,652
0.191/FL 390
3,110
416
16,124
0.193/FL 390
3,858
0+48
2,143
0.140/FL 390
4,109
1+28
3,603
0.167/FL 390
4,474
2+21
5,648
0.177/FL 390
FAR 25, 2002
FAR/JAR 25, 1992
Optional ISA+15C
engine flat-rating.
Bombardier
Challenger 605
CL-600-2B16
$30,160,000
3+10/19
107.1
2.76
81.2/86.2/90.3
68.4
20.7
64.3
28.3/25.5
6.1
8.2/7.2
115/900
—/—
2 GE
CF34-3B
8,729/ISA+15C
OC
48,300
48,200
38,000
32,000c
27,150
4,850
21,150
2,000
19,852
1,298
16,300
19,150
0.850
FL 222/348
8.8
5,840
9,192
47,702
4,060
147
117
2,360
21/FL 370
581
237
41,000
38,250
20,000
24,000
424
1,828
FL 410
0.232
470
2,443
FL 370
0.192
3,010
417
14,255
0.211/FL 410
3,973
419
17,940
0.221/FL 410
4,020
419
17,959
0.224/FL 410
4,094
419
17,988
0.228/FL 410
3,387
0+47
1,593
0.188/FL 410
3,418
1+27
2,830
0.212/FL 410
3,476
2+19
4,524
0.221/FL 410
FAR 25, 1980/83/
87/95/2006
Includes Pro Line
21; Class III EFB
with IFIS.
Embraer
Legacy 650
EMB-135BJ*
$31,600,000
2+13/14
97.2
2.97
78.0/86.9/91.7
86.4
21.8
69.5
49.8/42.4
6.0
6.9/5.2
286/1,441
—/—
2 RR
AE 3007A2
9,020/ISA+15C
OC
53,727
53,572
44,092
36,156c
31,217
4,939
22,510
2,600
20,600
1,910
17,571
19,910
0.800
FL 276/320
8.4
5,741
7,979
53,572
3,953
144
115
2,346
21/FL 370
633
259
41,000
41,000
23,128
21,650
425
1,901
FL 410
0.224
459
2,570
FL 370
0.179
3,056
418
15,392
0.199/FL 410
3,819
417
18,534
0.206/FL 410
3,903
414
18,576
0.210/FL 410
3,964
413
18,605
0.213/FL 410
3,356
0+49
1,839
0.163/FL 410
3,520
1+34
3,060
0.196/FL 410
3,576
2+32
4,729
0.211/FL 410
FAR 25, 2011
*Factory
modification
DCA 145-00000020/2008.
Dassault
Falcon 2000LX
Falcon 2000EX
$32,300,000
2+8/19
81.2
3.06
76.1/91.6/90.8
66.3
23.2
70.2
31.2/26.2
6.2
7.7/6.3
131/1,600
—/—
2 P&WC
PW308C
7,000/ISA+15C
7,000c
43,000
42,800
39,300
29,700c
24,750
4,950
18,250
1,600
16,660
1,590
13,300
16,650
0.862
FL 250/370
9.3
5,780
8,440
42,010
4,095
138
116
2,690
16/FL 370
490
216
47,000
43,700
26,150
25,300
437
1,485
FL 450
0.294
482
2,315
FL 390
0.208
2,905
428
11,475
0.253/FL 450
3,980
430
14,835
0.268/FL 470
4,075
431
14,835
0.275/FL 470
4,145
431
14,835
0.279/FL 450
3,405
0+48
1,605
0.187/FL 450
3,405
1+28
2,545
0.236/FL 470
3,405
2+21
3,830
0.261/FL 470
FAR/EASA 25,
2003/09
Includes EASy II and
autobrakes; 2013
delivery price.
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Model
BCA Equipped Price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Baggage
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (EPNdB): TO/Sideline/APR
Length
Height
Span
Length: OA/Net
Height
Width: Max/Floor
Internal: Cu. ft./lb.
External: Cu. ft./lb.
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
NBAA IFR
Ranges
(200-nm
alternate)
Missions
(4 passengers)
Output (lb. each)/Flat Rating
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
BOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
MMO
Trans. Alt. FL/VMO
PSI
TOFL (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TOFL (5,000’ elev.@25C)
Hot/High Weight Limit
NBAA IFR Range
V2@SL ISA, MTOW
VREF w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Landing Distance w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Time to Climb/Altitude
FAR 25 Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
FAR 25 Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High
Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Max Payload
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Max Fuel
Average Speed
(w/available
Trip Fuel
payload)
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Four Passengers
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
300 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
600 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
1,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Remarks
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Gulfstream Aero.
G350
GIV-X
$34,905,000
2+14/19
74.6
2.56
74.1/89.7/92.3
89.3
25.2
77.8
45.1/37.0
6.2
7.3/5.5
169/2,000
—/—
2 RR
Tay Mk 611-8C
13,850/ISA+15C
12,000 or OCt
71,300
70,900
66,000
49,000c
42,900
6,100
28,400
2,800
25,807
2,593
22,300
25,600
0.880
FL 280/340
9.6
5,050
7,336
70,900
3,854
146
122
2,640
15/FL 370
790
323
45,000
43,200
26,000
26,700
459
2,510
FL 450
0.183
476
2,969
FL 410
0.160
3,008
450
18,922
0.159/FL 450
3,722
451
22,557
0.165/FL 450
3,828
452
22,624
0.169/FL 450
3,876
453
22,653
0.171/FL 450
3,217
0+46
2,591
0.116/FL 450
3,252
1+25
4,099
0.146/FL 450
3,296
2+18
6,154
0.162/FL 450
Gulfstream Aero.
G450
GIV-X
$39,905,000
2+14/19
77.8
2.69
76.2/89.5/92.3
89.3
25.2
77.8
45.1/37.0
6.2
7.3/5.5
169/2,000
—/—
2 RR
Tay Mk 611-8C
13,850/ISA+15C
12,000 or OCt
75,000
74,600
66,000
49,000c
43,200
5,800
31,800
2,800
29,281
2,519
26,000
29,000
0.880
FL 280/340
9.6
5,600
8,200
74,600
4,328
150
123
2,663
16/FL 370
712
285
45,000
42,400
25,000
26,700
459
2,585
FL 450
0.178
476
3,055
FL 410
0.156
3,549
452
22,622
0.157/FL 450
4,216
453
26,023
0.162/FL 450
4,328
452
26,087
0.166/FL 450
4,382
453
26,116
0.168/FL 450
3,225
0+46
2,599
0.115/FL 450
3,258
1+25
4,113
0.146/FL 450
3,304
2+18
6,176
0.162/FL 450
Dassault
Falcon 900LX
Falcon 900EX
$42,400,000
2+12/19
92.9
3.27
78.2/90.3/92.1
66.3
24.8
70.2
39.0/33.2
6.2
7.7/6.3
127/2,866
—/—
3 Hon
TFE731-60
5,000/ISA+17C
6,000c
49,200
49,000
44,500
30,864c
26,750
4,114
22,450
2,400
20,905
1,545
18,336
20,050
0.870
FL 250/370
9.3
5,360
7,615
48,255
4,710
134
111
2,432
18/FL 370
703
315
51,000
40,100
31,400
25,300
431
1,670
FL 430
0.258
474
2,230
FL 390
0.213
3,810
420
16,386
0.233/FL 430
4,595
421
18,955
0.242/FL 430
4,695
420
18,955
0.248/FL 430
4,765
420
18,955
0.251/FL 430
2,880
0+47
1,685
0.178/FL 450
2,880
1+27
2,705
0.222/FL 470
2,880
2+20
4,160
0.240/FL 470
Gulfstream Aero.
G500
GV-SP
$48,250,000
2+16/19
74.9
2.77
77.6/90.5/90.8
96.4
25.8
93.5
50.1/42.6
6.2
7.3/5.5
226/2,500
—/—
2 RR
BR700-710C4-11
15,385/ISA+15C
8,000 or OCt
85,500
85,100
75,300
54,500c
48,000
6,500
37,500
3,200
34,939
2,561
31,000
34,300
0.885
FL 270/340
10.2
5,150
7,680
85,100
5,969
141
111
2,220
16/FL 370
707
301
51,000
44,000
27,700
29,200
459
2,425
FL 450
0.189
488
3,021
FL 430
0.162
4,893
451
28,093
0.174/FL 490
5,788
453
32,142
0.180/FL 490
5,941
453
32,193
0.185/FL 490
6,009
453
32,216
0.187/FL 490
3,366
0+47
2,380
0.126/FL 450
3,388
1+27
3,700
0.162/FL 510
3,413
2+20
5,511
0.181/FL 510
Bombardier
Global 5000
BD-700-1A11
$48,620,000
3+13/17
90.5
3.14
81.3/88.9/89.7
96.8
25.5
94.0
45.7/40.5
6.3
8.2/6.9
195/1,000
—/—
2 RR
BR700-710A2-20
14,750/ISA+20C
OC
92,750
92,500
78,600
58,000c
50,861
7,139
41,889
2,600
38,959
2,930
34,750
38,959
0.890
FL 303/340
10.3
5,540
6,798
90,349
5,520
133
107
2,189
18/FL 370
704
318
51,000
44,600
20,600
30,125
470
2,856
FL 450
0.165
499
3,582
FL 410
0.139
4,958
463
33,418
0.148/FL 470
5,381
463
35,695
0.151/FL 470
5,520
463
35,761
0.154/FL 470
5,572
463
35,786
0.156/FL 470
2,483
0+46
2,755
0.109/FL 490
2,572
1+23
4,442
0.135/FL 490
2,693
2+13
6,747
0.148/FL 470
Dassault
Falcon 7X
Falcon 7X
$52,200,000
3+12/19
92.0
3.64
83.7/90.3/92.6
76.1
25.7
86.0
46.5/39.1
6.2
7.7/6.3
140/2,004
—/—
3 P&WC
PW307A
6,402/ISA+17C
7,200c
70,200
70,000
62,400
41,000c
36,600
4,400
33,600
2,400
31,940
1,660
29,200
31,200
0.900
FL 270/370
10.2
5,705
8,045
69,140
5,795
133
106
2,120
18/FL 370
615
280
51,000
41,360
31,560
29,200
459
2,260
FL 430
0.203
497
3,205
FL 390
0.155
5,000
453
26,820
0.186/FL 450
5,670
454
29,560
0.192/FL 470
5,760
454
29,560
0.195/FL 470
5,840
454
29,560
0.198/FL 470
2,500
0+46
2,120
0.142/FL 450
2,515
1+25
3,325
0.180/FL 470
2,640
2+17
4,985
0.201/FL 470
FAR 25, 2004
FAR 25, 2004
Optional 74,600-lb.
MTOW.
FAR 25/EASA 25,
1979/10
Includes EASy.
FAR 25, 2002
FAR 25, 1998/04;
EASA 25, 2004
Includes Global
Vision.
FAR/EASA 25, 2007
Includes EASy II and
DFCS; 2013 delivery
price.
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Business Airplanes
JETS 20,000-LB. MTOW OR GREATER
Manufacturer
Embraer
Lineage 1000
ERJ 190-100 ECJ
$53,000,000
3+13/19
120.7
3.25
86.4/92.7/92.5
118.9
34.7
94.2
84.3/84.3
6.6
8.8/8.0
323/2,293
120/705
2 GE
CF34-10E7-B
18,500/ISA+15C
OC
120,591
120,152
100,972
80,469
70,844
9,625
49,747
2,600
48,217
1,530
40,122
47,147
0.820
FL 289/320
8.8
6,128
9,500
111,565
3,838
140
110
2,216
28/FL 350
NA
NA
41,000
35,000
19,178
23,190
455
4,190
FL 380
0.109
472
5,035
FL 350
0.094
3,486
439
35,671
0.098/FL 390
4,540
441
44,072
0.103/FL 410
4,597
441
44,339
0.104/FL 410
4,636
441
44,371
0.104/FL 410
3,192
0+47
3,480
0.086/FL 390
3,208
1+28
5,868
0.102/FL 410
3,310
2+21
9,146
0.109/FL 410
Model
BCA Equipped Price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Baggage
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (EPNdB): TO/Sideline/APR
Length
Height
Span
Length: OA/Net
Height
Width: Max/Floor
Internal: Cu. ft./lb.
External: Cu. ft./lb.
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceilings (ft.)
Cruise
NBAA IFR
Ranges
(200-nm
alternate)
Missions
(4 passengers)
Remarks
Output (lb. each)/Flat Rating
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
BOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
MMO
Trans. Alt. FL/VMO
PSI
TOFL (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TOFL (5,000’ elev.@25C)
Hot/High Weight Limit
NBAA IFR Range
V2@SL ISA, MTOW
VREF w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Landing Distance w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Time to Climb/Altitude
FAR 25 Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
FAR 25 Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High
Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Max Payload
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Max Fuel
Average Speed
(w/available
Trip Fuel
payload)
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Four Passengers
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
300 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
600 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
1,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Certification Basis
FAR/EASA 25, 2008
98 Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012
Airbus
Elite
A318-112
$60,000,000
4+18/132
113.6
3.22
83.0/91.9/93.9
103.2
41.1
111.8
70.2/70.2
7.4
12.1/11.7
395/NA
430/NA
2 CFMI
CFM56-5B9/3*
23,300/ISA+30C
OC
150,800
149,900
126,765
120,150c
93,550
26,600
57,250
3,600
48,660
8,590
30,650
48,660
0.820
FL 250/350
8.2
5,870
7,660
149,900
4,250
NA
NA
2,150
20/FL 370
NA
NA
41,000
NA
NA
MA
444
4,230
FL 390
0.105
470
5,360
FL 370
0.088
2,048
426
24,129
0.085/FL 370
4,000
437
42,710
0.094/FL 410
4,300
436
43,601
0.099/FL 410
4,300
436
43,653
0.099/FL 410
3,675
0+53
4,077
0.074/FL 370
3,700
1+33
6,694
0.090/FL 410
3,760
2+27
10,225
0.098/FL 410
FAR 25, 2003
*Also avail. with PW6124;
incl. 2 add’l center tanks;
price incl. VIP cabin.
Boeing
Airbus
Boeing
BBJ2
A320 Prestige
BBJ3
737-800
A320-214
737-900ER
$83,000,000
$90,000,000
$91,000,000
4+19/189
4+18/179
4+19/215
129.9
130.3
139.9
3.19
3.18
3.44
86.0/94.4/96.4
85.5/93.4/95.5
88.4/93.8/96.4
129.5
123.3
138.2
41.2
38.6
41.2
117.4
111.8
117.4
98.3/98.3
90.3/90.3
107.2/107.2
7.1
7.4
7.1
11.6/10.7
12.1/11.7
11.6/10.7
NA/NA
NA/NA
NA/NA
721/NA
985/NA
882/NA
2 CFMI
2 CFMI
2 CFMI
CFM56-7B27E
CFM56-5B4/3*
CFM56-7B27E
27,300/ISA+15C
27,000/ISA+29C
27,300/ISA+15C
OC
OC
OC
174,700
172,850
188,200
174,200
171,950
187,700
146,300
145,500
157,300
138,300c
137,800c
149,300c
103,800
103,700
111,650
34,500
34,100
37,650
70,900
69,150
76,550
3,800
3,600
3,800
69,961
53,450
73,472
939
15,700
3,078
36,400
35,050
38,900
67,100
53,450
72,750
0.820
0.820
0.820
FL 260/340
FL 250/350
FL 260/340
9.0
8.3
9.0
6,985
6,920
8,350
12,850
9,355
14,500
174,200
171,950
175,500p
5,648
4,300
4,751
152
NA
NA
122
NA
122
2,515
2,400
2,510
27/FL 370
23/FL 360
26/FL 350
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
41,000
39,000
41,000
37,700
NA
35,000
20,000
NA
NA
18,500
NA
18,500
454
451
455
5,043
4,730
5,427
FL 390
FL 370
FL 360
0.090
0.095
0.084
470
473
473
5,721
5,860
6,272
FL 360
350
FL 350
0.082
0.081
0.075
2,279
2,100
2,223
433
428
436
29,968
27,936
32,052
0.076/FL 370
0.075/FL 350
0.069/FL 350
5,726
3,852
5,452
445
438
447
64,835
46,930
67,949
0.088/FL 410
0.082/FL 390
0.080/FL 390
5,622
4,330
5,496
444
438
446
63,899
48,057
67,985
0.088/FL 410
0.090/FL 390
0.081/FL 390
5,754
4,380
5,555
444
438
447
64,855
48,108
68,030
0.089/FL 410
0.091/FL 390
0.082/FL 390
3,375
3,670
3,700
0+56
0+55
0+55
4,547
4,265
4,841
0.066/FL 310
0.070/FL 350
0.062/FL 290
3,505
3,700
3,855
1+32
1+34
1+32
7,268
7,080
7,775
0.083/FL 410
0.085/FL 390
0.077/FL 390
3,680
3,760
4,045
2+26
2+28
2+26
11,088
10,970
11,943
0.090/FL 410
0.091/FL 390
0.084/FL 390
FAR 25 A 77, 1967/98
FAR 25, 1999
FAR 25 A 77, 1967/98/07
All passenger and range *Also avail. with 26,500-lbf All passenger and range
missions flown with eight IAEV2527M-A5; incl. 2 add’l missions flown with eight
passengers.
center tanks and VIP cabin.
passengers.
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ULTRA-LONG-RANGE JETS
Manufacturer
Model
BCA Equipped Price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Baggage
Seating
Wing Loading
Power Loading
Noise (EPNdB): TO/Sideline/APR
Length
Height
Span
Length: OA/Net
Height
Width: Max/Floor
Internal: Cu. ft./lb.
External: Cu. ft./lb.
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Limits
Airport
Performance
Climb
Ceiling (ft.)
Cruise
NBAA IFR
Ranges
(200-nm
alternate)
Missions
(8 passengers)
Output (lb. each)/Flat Rating
Inspection Interval
Max Ramp
Max Takeoff
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
BOW
Max Payload
Useful Load
Executive Payload
Max Fuel
Available Payload w/Max Fuel
Available Fuel w/Max Payload
Available Fuel w/Executive Payload
MMO
Trans. Alt. FL/VMO
PSI
TOFL (SL elev./ISA temp.)
TOFL (5,000’ elev.@25C)
Hot/High Weight Limit
NBAA IFR Range
V2 @ SL, ISA, MTOW
VREF w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Landing Distance w/4 Pax, NBAA IFR Res.
Time to Climb/Altitude
FAR 25 Engine-Out Rate (fpm)
FAR 25 Engine-Out Gradient (ft./nm)
Certificated
All-Engine Service
Engine-Out Service
Sea-Level Cabin
TAS
Fuel Flow
Long
Range
Altitude
Specific Range
TAS
Fuel Flow
High
Speed
Altitude
Specific Range
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Max Payload
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Max Fuel
Average Speed
(w/available
Trip Fuel
payload)
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Eight Passengers
(w/available fuel)
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Nautical Miles
Average Speed
Ferry
Trip Fuel
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
1,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
3,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Runway
Flight Time
6,000 nm
Fuel Used
Specific Range/Altitude
Remarks
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Gulfstream Aero.
G550
GV-SP
$56,250,000
4+16/19
80.1
2.96
79.3/90.2/90.8
96.4
25.8
93.5
50.1/42.6
6.2
7.3/5.5
226/2,500
—/—
2 RR
BR700-710C4-11
15,385/ISA+15C
8,000 or OCt
91,400
91,000
75,300
54,500c
48,700
5,800
42,700
3,200
40,994
1,706
36,900
39,500
0.885
FL 270/340
10.2
5,910
9,070
91,000
6,738
147
112
2,240
18/FL 370
594
242
51,000
42,700
25,820
29,200
459
2,563
FL 450
0.179
488
3,228
FL 430
0.151
5,767
452
33,993
0.170/FL 490
6,698
454
38,202
0.175/FL 490
6,708
453
38,205
0.176/FL 490
6,853
454
38,251
0.179/FL 510
3,436
2+20
5,599
0.179/FL 490
3,599
6+42
15,474
0.194/FL 490
5,277
13+15
33,428
0.179/FL 490
FAR 25, 1997/03/02
Bombardier
Global 6000
BD-700-1A10
$58,501,000
4+13/19
97.4
3.37
82.4/87.9/89.7
99.4
25.5
94.0
48.4/43.2
6.3
8.2/6.9
195/1,000
—/—
2 RR
BR700-710A2-20
14,750/ISA+20C
OC
99,750
99,500
78,600
58,000c
52,230
5,770
47,520
2,600
44,716
2,804
41,750
44,716
0.890
FL 303/340
10.3
6,476
7,880
94,513p
5,633
142
110
2,236
20/FL 370
474
200
51,000
42,400
18,000
30,125
470
3,043
FL 450
0.154
499
3,789
FL 410
0.132
5,876
463
40,480
0.145/FL 450
6,111
464
41,780
0.146/FL 450
6,163
464
41,780
0.148/FL 450
6,258
464
41,780
0.150/FL 470
2,832
2+13
6,838
0.146/FL 490
3,818
6+20
19,461
0.154/FL 490
6,144
12+31
41,780
0.144/FL 450
FAR 25, 1998/03;
JAR 25
Includes BEVS and
GlobalVision.
Gulfstream Aero.
G650
GVI
$64,500,000
4+16/19
77.6
3.09
NA/NA/NA
99.8
25.7
99.6
53.6/46.8
6.4
8.5/7.0
235/2,500
—/—
2 RR
BR725
16,100/ISA+15C
10,000t
100,000
99,600
83,500
60,500c
54,000
6,500
46,000
3,200
44,200
1,800
39,500
42,800
0.925
NA/NA
10.7
6,000
NA
NA
7,000
NA
NA
NA
NA/FL 370
NA
NA
51,000
NA
NA
31,900
488
NA
NA
NA
516
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA/NA
NA
NA
NA
NA/NA
7,000
481
40,991
0.171/FL 510
NA
NA
NA
NA/NA
NA
2+13
5,777
0.173/FL 510
NA
6+19
15,967
0.188/FL 510
NA
12+30
34,046
0.176/FL 510
Boeing
BBJ
737-700IGW
$70,000,000
4+19/149
127.5
3.13
85.4/94.9/95.8
110.3
41.2
117.4
79.2/79.2
7.1
11.6/10.7
NA/NA
169/NA
2 CFMI
CFM56-7B27E
27,300/ISA+15C
OC
171,500
171,000
134,000
126,000c
97,740
28,260
73,760
3,800
71,737
2,023
45,500
69,960
0.820
FL 260/340
9.0
6,085
10,200
170,827
6,260
141
116
2,360
25/FL 370
NA
NA
41,000
38,000
20,500
18,500
452
4,707
FL 390
0.096
470
5,567
FL 370
0.084
3,291
437
39,571
0.083/FL 390
6,229
442
66,866
0.093/FL 410
6,237
442
66,871
0.093/FL 410
6,306
442
66,914
0.094/FL 410
3,480
2+27
10,422
0.096/FL 410
4,275
6+55
29,650
0.101/FL 410
5,870
13+34
63,852
0.094/FL 410
FAR 25 pending
FAR 25 A 77, 1967/98
Airbus
Corporate Jetliner
A319-133
$80,000,000
4+19/156
127.8
3.12
85.4/94.6/94.2
111.0
38.6
111.8
78.0/78.0
7.4
12.2/11.6
160/NA
NA/NA
2 CFMI
CFM56-5B7/3*
27,000/ISA+29C
OC
169,530
168,650
137,790
128,970c
96,450
32,520
73,080
3,800
72,560
520
40,560
69,280
0.820
FL 250/350
8.3
6,170
8,360
168,650
6,000
137
111
2,220
22/360
NA
NA
41,000
36,000
18,000
22,000
447
4,695
FL 370
0.095
470
5,830
370
0.081
2,679
434
33,677
0.080/FL 370
6,134
442
66,673
0.092/FL 410
6,002
442
65,558
0.092/FL 410
6,200
442
67,207
0.092/FL 410
4,075
2+26
10,370
0.096/FL 410
4,280
6+54
30,070
0.100/FL 410
6,160
13+35
65,528
0.092/FL 410
FAR 25, 1999
*Also avail. with 26,500-lbf
IAEV2527M-A5; incl. 6 add’l
center tanks plus VIP cabin.
Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012 99
Used Airplanes
Used Aircraft 2012
By Robert A. Searles
inspiracreative@optimum.net
P
erhaps at no time in recent memory
has the long-term direction of
the market for previously owned,
turbine-powered business airplanes
been more difficult to forecast. Ever
since used-aircraft prices plummeted and
inventories rose dramatically in late 2008,
optimists have been searching for signs
that a turnaround was imminent. As the
economic malaise dragged on, however,
predictions for recovery kept getting
pushed out further and further.
Year-end 2011 numbers for the used
aircraft market appeared to be a harbinger
of bet ter days ahead. However, t he
political uncertainty associated with a U.S.
presidential election year — along with
lingering concerns about the strength of the
worldwide economy, the threat of a major
conflict in the Middle East and the possibility of more European sovereign debt
problems — could easily upset the market.
Consequently, as the first quarter drew to
a close, pundits remained divided on the
long-term outlook for used airplanes.
The lack of consensus can be traced, in
part, to mixed results for the first several
months of this year. On the plus side, the
first-quarter edition of the Aircraft Bluebook
noted the continuing demand for top-ofthe-line jets and the improving activity and
stable pricing of the turboprop sector. On
the other hand, the Bluebook said, “For
midrange and light-jet business aircraft,
values continue to slightly decline. Until
inventories of bargain-priced jets have been
eliminated, expect values to remain artificially low.”
According to Jetnet, the January 2012
figures showed that the percentage of the
fleet for sale in all market sectors was down
compared to January 2011, with business
turboprops coming in well below the 10%
mark, “clearly moving it into a seller’s
market.” Jetnet also reported that business
jet and business turboprop sale transactions
increased 3.7% and 1.4%, respectively, in
January 2012, compared to January 2011.
And pre-owned aircraft categories showed
large increases in average asking-price
percentages, compared to a year earlier.
But those comparisons benefit from weak
prior-year numbers.
100 Business & Commercial Aviation ■ May 2012
Look i ng at a smaller slice of t he
market — in-production business jets —
JPMorgan’s financial analysts were not
as sanguine. “Evidence of a recovery on
the low end is still not compelling,” they
declared. “Older used jets are still plentiful,
while younger jets are gradually selling.
Overall, used inventories, which have fallen
from the peak and continue to improve in
some portions of the market, are still not at
particularly low levels. It is hard to envision
a new jet pickup with so many low-priced
used jets still available. Continued price
weakness and a lack of sustained inventory
declines for these models have increased
our skepticism about a recovery.”
Dennis Rousseau of Aircraftpost.com
pointed out that the number of aircraft for
sale is actually rising for many types, while
transaction prices are still dropping. Plus,
J BA Av iat ion’s Toby Sm it h sa id,
“Depending on whom you talk to, some
brokers seem to be very busy right now,
while ot hers seem to be quite slow.
Personally, I have found a number of
prospective buyers in various markets, but
they tend to be extremely patient and very
slow to move for one reason or another.
Some of our listings are getting a lot of
activity when priced right; others do not
generate many phone calls at all, regardless
of pricing.”
“I have not heard many buyers saying
that they need an aircraft in service quickly
because of travel demands,” continued
Smith. “Most seem to have an interest in
a particular model but are willing to sit on
the sidelines until an opportunity arises
that represents an incredible value. When
a new aircraft that is priced right comes to
When a new aircraft that is priced right comes to
market, or an existing aircraft announces a significant
price change, buyers do seem to be prepared to jump on it.
the macro economic picture is not rosy. “By
2012, the economic recovery was supposed
to be here. I don’t see it. Plus, fuel prices are
going through the ceiling.”
However, Rousseau does see plenty of
opportunities for would-be buyers. “What
we are seeing is value. Pricing is more in
line with the reality of the markets. We are
running at about 30% under a normalized
market,” which offers buyers “historic
bargains.”
For the price operators paid for a small jet
in 2008 they can buy a medium jet today,
added Rousseau, and some operators are
trading up. “People are buying not necessarily for their travel needs today, but for
the foreseeable future.”
Gene Clow of Great Circle Aircraft,
a K i rk l a nd , Wa s h .-b a s e d a i rc r a f t
brokerage, minces no words: “Thus far,
2012 is starting out as a dismal year for
the pre-owned market.” Not only is the
average number of planes sold each week
down compared to the past two years,
“the most alarming aspect of the market is
the number of airplanes being added. On
Jan. 3, I predicted, based upon 2010 and
2011 data, that 2012 would see continuing
improvements. I can no longer support that
prediction.”
market, or an existing aircraft announces
a significant price change, buyers do seem
to be prepared to jump on it. However, the
opportunity must be well below market,
which leads to further price erosion in
markets that are already at historical lows.”
“The next few months should be very
telling,” continued Smith. “I think we can
expect a modest surge in buying and selling
starting this spring and continuing into
early summer. Things will likely begin to
slow down in June and July. I can also see a
few pitfalls that might point toward a longer
than usual summer slowdown.”
Vref publisher Fletcher A ldredge
observed, “Recent economic headlines
have been, well, not that bad. Is this just a
possible blip, or is it the real recovery? In an
election year, it is almost impossible to tell.
“It took a few years, but sellers are
coming to the realization that if they really
want to sell, price matters,” added Aldredge.
“Buyers and sellers have adapted to this
strange new marketplace. Fewer sellers
cling to high asking prices as they wait for a
turnaround that’s ‘just around the corner.’
And fewer buyers are confident that prices
will be even lower tomorrow. This may not
be creating a perfect storm, but it sure has
made it rain.” BCA
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Used Airplanes
MULTIENGINE PISTON
Model
Beech Duchess BE-76
Beech Baron
BE-B55
Beech Baron
BE-E55
Beech Baron
BE-58TC
Beech Baron
BE-58P
Beech Duke
BE-B60
Serial Number
s.n. ME-427 – ME-437
s.n. TC-2421 - TC2456
s.n. TE-1196 – TE1201
s.n. TK-146 – TK-149
s.n. TJ-471 – TJ-497
s.n. P-581 – P-596
BCA Equiped
$221,166 (’85)
$313,499 (’85)
$317,077 (’85)
$442,701 (’84)
$582,985 (’86)
$598,815 (’83)
Vref 2012
$80,000
$135,000
$160,000
$190,000
$350,000
$215,000
Engines
2 Lyc O-360-A1G6D
2 Cont IO-470-L
2 Cont IO-520-CB
2 Cont TSIO-520-WB
2 Cont TSIO-520-WB
2 Lyc TIO-541-E1C4
Output
180 hp ea.
285 hp ea.
285 hp ea.
325 hp ea.
325 hp ea.
380 hp ea.
TBO
2,000
1,500
1,700
1,600
1,600
1,600
Seating
1+3/3
1+5/5
1+5/5
1+5/5
1+5/5
1+5/5
Max Ramp
3,916
5,121
5,324
6,240
6,240
6,819
BOW
2,617
3,464
3,509
4,078
4,319
4,721
Useful
1,299
1,657
1,815
2,162
1,921
2,098
Max Fuel
600
816
996
1,140
1,140
1,392
VNE
194
223
223
234
234
235
VNO
154
182
195
195
195
208
VA
132
156
156
169
169
160
TAS
155
179
190
198
210
212
FF
110
136
158
192
175
220
FL
80
80
80
100
200
200
Prices
Configuration
Weighs (lb)
Limits
Seats Full
Cruise @ 65%
nm
566
189
572
862
845
591
Blk. Spd.
154
174
188
196
207
205
SR
1.36
1.14
1.16
1
1.07
0.85
nm
707
893
1,036
999
1,108
1,104
208
Tanks Full
Range
Blk. Spd.
154
178
189
197
208
SR
1.37
1.25
1.18
1
1.1
0.9
FAR 23, 1978/78
CAR 3, 1957/69
CAR 3, 1957/69
FAR 23, 1974/76
FAR 23, 1974/74
FAR 23, 1968/74
Certification Basis
Remarks
MULTIENGINE PISTON
Model
Cessna 310R
CE-310R
Cessna Turbo
CE-T310R
Cessna Crusader
CE-T303
Cessna 340A
CE-340A II
Cessna Titan CE-404
Cessna Businessliner
CE-402C
Serial Number
s.n. 310R2101 –
2140
s.n. 310R2140 -2140
s.n. TC-258- 315
s.n. 340A-1801 – 17
s.n. 4040801- 859
s.n. 402C-0808 –
1020
BCA Equiped
$229,490 (’81)
$257,025 (’81)
$298,030 (’85)
$500,660 (’85)
$524,693 (’81)
$524,693 (’85)
Vref 2012
$135,000
$1363,000
$145,000
$240,000
$220,000
$245,000
Engines
2 Cont IO-520-MB
2 Cont TSIO-520-BB
2 Cont TSIO-520-AE
2 Cont TSIO-520-NB
2 Cont GTSIO-520-M
2 Cont TSIO-520-VB
Output
285 hp ea.
285 hp ea.
250 hp ea.
310 hp ea.
375 hp ea.
325 hp ea.
TBO
NA
NA
2,000
1,600
1,600
1,600
Seating
1+5/6
1+5/6
1+5/5
1+5/5
1+10/11
1+7/8
Max Ramp
5,535
5,535
5,175
6,025
8,450
6,885
Prices
Configuration
Weighs (lb)
Limits
Seats Full
Cruise @ 65%
BOW
3,806
3,949
3,500
4,411
5,685
4,870
Useful
1,729
1,586
1,675
1,614
2,765
2,015
Max Fuel
1,218
1,218
918
1,218
2,064
1,236
VNE
227
227
206
234
238
231
VNO
183
183
172
200
210
200
VA
150
150
147
155
158
147
TAS
180
193
170
206
183
187
FF
164
171
147
180
229
197
FL
70
120
100
200
120
100
nm
390
382
327
535
394
414
Blk. Spd.
164
173
165
193
168
183
SR
0.96
0.95
0.98
0.92
0.66
0.89
nm
1,148
1,160
816
1,177
1,432
990
Blk. Spd.
174
186
168
203
179
185
SR
1.05
1.06
1.07
1.09
0.76
0.92
CAR 3, 1954
CAR 3, 1954
FAR 23, 1980/81
CAR 3, 1961/75
FAR 23, 1976
CAR 3, 1964/78
ZFW limited.
ZFW limited.
Tanks Full
Range
Certification Basis
Remarks
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Used Airplanes
MULTIENGINE PISTON
Model
Cessna Chancellor
CE-414A
Cessna Golden Eagle
CE-421C
Piper Turbo Seminole
PA-44-180T
Piper Aztec F
PA-23-250
Piper Turbo Aztec F PA23-250T
Piper Aerostar
PA-601B
Serial Number
s.n. 414A-1007 - 212
s.n. 421C1801 – 807
s.n. 44-8207001
– 020
s.n. 8154001 – 30
s.n. 8154001 – 030
s.n. 8448162153
– 157
BCA Equiped
$696,270 (’85)
$789,350 (’85)
$159,250 (’82)
$217,340 (’81)
$245,195 (’81)
$302,615 (’81)
Vref 2012
$370,000
$430,000
$85,000
$110,000
$121,000
$126,000
Engines
2 Cont TSIO-520-NB
2 Cont GTSIO-520
2 Lyc TO-360-E1A6D
2 Lyc IO-540-C4B5
2 Lyc TIO-540-C1A
2 Lyc IO-540-S1A5
Output
310 hp ea.
375 hp ea.
180 hp ea.
250 hp ea.
250 hp ea.
290 hp ea.
TBO
1,600
1,600
1,800
NA
NA
NA
Seating
1+6/7
1+6/7
1+3/3
1+5/6
1+5/6
1+5/6
Max Ramp
6,785
7,500
3,943
5,200
5,200
6,025
BOW
5,170
5,498
2,586
3,360
3,537
4,138
Prices
Configuration
Weighs (lb)
Useful
1,615
2,002
1,347
1,840
1,663
1,887
Max Fuel
1,236
1,572
648
1,062
1,062
993
VNE
232
238
194
216
216
243
VNO
200
200
165
172
172
217
VA
144
150
135
129
129
167
TAS
200
218
156
168
175
212
FF
178
229
114
142
133
184
Limits
200
200
100
70
120
120
Seats Full
nm
252
526
634
772
932
562
Blk. Spd.
187
211
154
161
168
196
SR
0.9
0.83
1.34
1.11
1.22
1.02
Tanks Full
Cruise @ 65%
FL
nm
1,257
1,320
758
1,081
1,194
914
Blk. Spd.
193
215
154
163
170
202
Range
SR
Certification Basis
1.05
1.1
1.35
1.13
1.24
1.07
CAR 3, 1964/77
CAR 3, 1964/75
FAR 23, 1978
CAR 3, 1954
CAR 3, 1954
FAR 23, 1968
ZFW limited.
ZFW limited.
Remarks
MULTIENGINE PISTON
Model
Aerostar PA-600A
Piper Seminole
PA-44-180
Piper Navajo
PA-31-310 C
Piper Navajo C/R
PA-31-325
Piper Chieftain
PA-31-350
Piper Mojave
PA-31P-350
Serial Number
s.n. 8338161237
- 262
s.n. 4495013,
4496001 — 005
s.n. 310-2001 – 77
s.n. 8312001 – 19
s.n. 8452001 – 21
s.n. 8414001 – 14050
BCA Equiped
$308,638 (’82)
$347,645 (’92)
$416,030 (’82)
$484,440 (’83)
$561,585 (’86)
$736,675 (’86)
Vref 2012
$118,000
$150,000
$190,000
$225,000
$275,000
$285,000
Engines
2 Lyc IO-540-K1J5
2 Lyc IO-360-A1H6
2 Lyc TIO-540-A2C
2 Lyc TIO-540-F2BD
2 Lyc TIO-540-J2BD
2 Lyc TIO-540-V2AD
Output
290 hp ea.
180 hp ea.
310 hp ea.
325 hp ea.
350 hp ea.
350 hp ea.
TBO
1,800
2,000
1,800
1,600
1,600
2,000
Seating
1+5/5
1+3/3
1+6/7
1+6/7
1+7/9
1+5/6
Max Ramp
5,525
3,816
6,536
6,540
7,045
7,245
BOW
3,917
2,551
4,651
4,733
4,870
5,598
Prices
Configuration
Weighs (lb)
Limits
1,608
1,265
1,885
1,807
2,175
1,647
993
636
1,124
1,425
1,416
1,428
236
243
194
236
236
236
217
165
187
187
187
187
VA
163
133
159
159
162
164
TAS
205
152*
177
181
184
184
FF
164
100*
169
176
185
185
FL
80
080*
100
100
100
100
nm
370
152
540
424
663
663
210
1.42
SR
1.3
Seats Full
VNE
VNO
Blk. Spd.
Tanks Full
Cruise @ 65%
Useful
Max Fuel
nm
1,101
814
999
1,265
1,207
Blk. Spd.
207
152
175
179
181
181
SR
1.27
1.45
1.00
0.98
0.95
0.95
FAR 23, 1978
CAR 3, 1966/77
CAR 3, 1966/74
CAR 3, 1966/72
CAR 3, 1965/85
Range
Certification Basis
Remarks
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FAR 23, 1967/78
173
175
178
178
0.97
0.89
1.04
1.04
1,207
*Recommended
cruise.
Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2011 101b
Used Airplanes
TURBOPROPS
Model
Beech King Air BE-F90
Beech King Air BE-F90-1
Beech King Air BE-B100
Beech King Air BE-C90A
Beech King Air
B200
Beech Super King Air
BE-300
Serial Number
s.n. LA202, 205 -214
s.n. LA226 – 236
s.n. BE133, 134,
136, 137
s.n. LJ1270-1287,
1289-1294, 1297
s.n. BB1774 17801800
s.n. FA205-FA215
BCA Equiped
$1,423,910 (’83)
$1,225,000 (’86)
$630,000 (’83)
$2,050,906 (’91)
$3,823,000 (’02)
$3,640,000 (’90)
Vref 2012
$1,100,000
$1,225,000
$630,000
$975,000
$2,150,000
$1,550,000
Engines
2 P&WC PT6A-135
2 P&WC PT6A-135A
2 ASE TPE331-6
2 P&WC PT6A-21
2 P&WC PT6A-42
2 P&WC PT6A-60A
Output
750 shp ea.
750 shp ea.
715 shp ea.
550 shp ea.
850 shp ea.
1,050 shp ea.
TBO
3,500
3,500
3,600
3,500
3,600
3,000
Seating
1+7/9
1+7/9
1+8/10
1+7/9
1/7+15
1+7/15
Max Ramp
11,030
11,030
11,875
10,160
12,590
14,100
BOW
7,169
7,259
7,714
6,780
8,640
8,837
Useful
3,861
3,771
4,161
3,380
3,950
5,263
Max Fuel
3,149
3,249
3,149
2,573
3,645
3,611
VMO
250
250
226
226
260
260
VA
169
169
170
169
182
182
PSI
5
5
4.6
5
6.5
6.5
251
270
261
NA
221*
301
FF
472
498
540
NA
339*
612
FL
260
260
210
NA
290*
290
Prices
Configuration
Weighs (lb)
Limits
Recom.
TAS
VFR
High Speed
Cruise
260
275
268
247
292
315
FF
606
648
710
592
700
698
FL
180
180
120
160
220
280
nm
928
1,384
1,153
NA
NA
NA
Avg. Spd.
247
265
246
NA
NA
NA
SR
NA
260
NA
NA
NA
NA
nm
NA
1,229
NA
219
407**
977*
Avg. Spd.
NA
265
NA
212
242**
236*
SR
NA
260
NA
230*
330**
290*
FAR 23, 1965/79
FAR 23, 1965/83
FAR 23, 1963/76
CAR 3, 1959/81
NBAA Range
IFR
TAS
Certification Basis
Remarks
*Max payload.
FAR 23-41C, 1984
*Long range.
**Max payload.
*Max payload.
TURBOPROPS
Model
Serial Number
Prices
Commander 980
AE-980
Commander 900
AE-900
Commander 1000 AE-1000
Piper Cheyenne IA
PA—31T-500
s.n. 11732-11734
s.n. 95041-95084
s.n. 15038-15042
s.n. 96073-96210
s.n. 31T-1104004-17
BCA Equiped
$1,489,000 (’85)
$1,660,855 (’83)
$1,804750 (’85)
$1,935,000 (’85)
$1,118,053 (’86)
Vref 2012
$1,150,000
$1,000,00
$1,200,000
$1,500,000
$470,000
Engines
2 ASE TPE331-5-254K
2 ASE TPE331-10
2 ASE TPE331-5
2 ASE TPE331-10
2 P&WC PT6A-11
Output
718 shp ea.
733 shp ea.
738 shp ea.
820 shp ea.
500 shp ea.
TBO
3,600
3,000
3,600
3,000
3,500
Seating
1+7/10
1+7/10
1+7/10
1+7/10
1+6/6
Max Ramp
10,375
10,775
10,775
11,250
8,750
BOW
7,011
7,395
7,599
5,547
5,903
Configuration
Weighs (lb)
Useful
3,364
3,380
3,380
3,651
3,203
Max Fuel
3,176
3,176
3,176
3,176
2,452
VMO
243
252
252
252
246
VA
137
39
139
141
180
Limits
VFR
High Speed
Recom.
PSI
Cruise
Commander 840
AE-840
IFR
NBAA Range
Certification Basis
Remarks
5.2
6.7
6.7
6.7
5.5
TAS
275
264
264
281
253
FF
440
376
376
385
525
FL
270
310
310
350
160
TAS
284
282
282
301
260
FF
556
538
538
464
550
FL
200
210
NA
200
160
nm
992
1,052
1,052
1,305
1,272
Blk. Spd.
265
248
248
278
236
SR
NA
NA
NA
NA
270
nm
NA
NA
NA
NA
1,120
234
Blk. Spd.
NA
NA
NA
NA
SR
NA
NA
NA
NA
270
CAR 3, 1955/80
CAR 3, 1956/81
CAR 3, 1956/81
CAR 3, 1961/81
CAR 3, 1966/83
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Used Airplanes
TURBOPROPS
Model
Piper Cheyenne II XL
PA-31T-620XL
Piper Cheyenne 400 LS
PA-42-1000
Piper Cheyenne IIIA
PA-42-720
Mitsubishi Solitaire
MU-2B-40
Mitsubishi Marquise
MU-2B-60
Serial Number
Prices
s.n. 31T-1166001-8
s.n. 5527042, -045
s.n. 5501057-1059
s.n. 458SA-459SA
s.n. 1567SA-1569SA
BCA Equiped
$1,153,930 (’86)
$4,552,407 (’91)
$4,037,046 (’93)
$1,372,435 (’85)
$1,837,550 (’85)
Vref 2012
$730,000
$1,350,000
$1,050,000
$540,000
$650,000
Engines
2 P&WC PT6A-135
2 Hon TPE331-14-801
2 P&WC PT6A-61
2 Hon TPE331-10
2 Hon TPE331-10
Output
620 shp ea.
1,000 shp ea.
720 shp ea.
620 shp ea.
710 shp ea.
TBO
3,500
3,000
3,000
3,000
3,000
Seating
1+6/7
1+8/8
1 + 8/10
1+6/7
1+8/8
Max Ramp
9,540
12,135
11,285
10,520
11,625
BOW
7,300
7,943
7,228
7,395
9,985
Useful
3,637
4,192
4,057
3,220
3,640
Max Fuel
2,452
3,819
3,752
2,700
2,700
VMO
246
246
246
250
250
VA
187
189
175
182
191
PSI
5.5
7.5
6.3
6
6
TAS
246
278
223*
280
278
FF
493
458
345*
388
441
FL
250
350
280*
310
290
306
Configuration
Weighs (lb)
High Speed
Cruise
TAS
278
351
305
320
FF
700
940
746
634
628
FL
140
240
220
200
200
nm
1,320
NA
592
1,092
997
VFR
Recom.
Limits
Avg. Spd.
220
NA
273
282
265
SR
270
NA
280
NA
NA
nm
1,282
727*
1,554
NA
NA
Avg. Spd.
220
310*
289
NA
NA
SR
270
350*
280
NA
NA
CAR 3, 1966/81
FAR 23, 1979/84
FAR 23, 1979/83
CAR 3, 1976/78
CAR 3, 1974/77
*Max payload.
*Long range.
IFR
NBAA Range
Certification Basis
Remarks
TURBOPROPS
Model
Serial Number
Prices
BCA Equiped
Configuration
Weighs (lb)
Fairchild Merlin IVC
SA-227-AT
Hawker Beechcraft
Executive 1900D
s.n. T-309-369
s.n. TT-483-TT-541
s.n. AT-511-577
NA
$1,475,605 (’80)
$1,950,000 (’83)
$3,958,615 (’91)
$5,150,000 (‘04)
$530,000
$640,000
$900,000
NA
Engines
2 Hon TPE331-10U
2 Hon TPE331-10U
2 Hon TPE331-11U
2 P&WC PT6A-67D
Output
900 shp ea.
900 shp ea.
1,100 shp ea.
1,279 shp ea.
TBO
NA
3,000
3,600
6,000t
Seating
1+8/9
1+8/9
1+12/14
2+12/19
Max Ramp
12,600
12,600
14,600
17,230
BOW
8,030
8,213
9,670
10,790
Useful
4,570
4,387
4,930
6,440
Max Fuel
4,342
4,342
4,342
4,458
VMO
265
265
248
248
VA
194
189
176
178
PSI
7
7
7
5
271
271
257
224*
TAS
427
437
454
536*
FL
300
280
380
250*
302
303
285
277
FF
671
710
680
746
FL
170
150
170
250
NA
High Speed
FF
TAS
nm
1,527
2,300
NA
VFR
Cruise
Fairchild Merlin IIIC
SA-227-TT
Vref 2012
Recom.
Limits
Fairchild Merlin IIIB
SA-226TB
Avg. Spd.
252
271
NA
NA
SR
NA
NA
NA
NA
365
IFR
NBAA Range
nm
NA
NA
623*
Avg. Spd.
NA
NA
290*
226
SR
NA
NA
270*
250
CAR 3, 1966
CAR 3, 1965/81
CAR 3, SFAR 41, 1981
FAR 23, 1989
*Max payload.
*Max payload.
Certification Basis
Remarks
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Used Airplanes
JETS
Model
Bombardier Challenger
CL-600
Bombardier Challenger
CL-601-3A
Bombardier Challenger
CL-601-3R
Cessna Citation I
CE-500
Cessna Citation II
CE-550
Serial Number
s.n. 1024-1028 10301032
s.n. 5103-5123
s.n. 5171-5194
s.n. 396-404
s.n. 485-487, 489505
s.n. 147-160
$9,000,000 (’81)
$16,950,000 (’92)
$18,700,000 (’95)
$2,017,800 (’83)
$2,478,100 (’86)
$3,808,023 (’88)
BCA Equiped
Prices
Vref 2012
$950,000
$3,700,000
$5,000,000
$560,000
$850,000
$1,150,000
Engines
2 ALF 502-L
2 GE CF34-3A
2 GE CF34-3A1
2 P&WC JT15D-1B
2 P&WC JT15D-4
2 P&WC JT15D-4B
Power
7,500 lb. ea.
8,650 lb. ea.
8,729 lb. ea.
2,200 lb. ea.
2,500 lb. ea.
2,500 lb. ea.
TBO
OC
6,000
6,000
3,000
3,500
3,000
Seating
2+11
2+9/19
2+9/19
2+6/7
2+7/9
2+7/9
Max Ramp
40,550
43,250
45,250
12,000
13,500
15,300
Configuration
Weighs (lb)
Limits
BOW
22,675
26,000
26,250
7,403
8,200
8,950
Useful
17,875
17,250
19,000
4,597
5,472
6,350
Max Fuel
16,725
16,422
17,655
3,780
4,971
5,777
MMO
0.85
0.86
0.85
0.71
0.7
0.72
VMO
375
370
360
262
275
275
VFE (App.)
NA
175
230
200
200
202
9.3
9.5
8.8
8.5
8.7
8.8
TAS
425*
424*
425*
349
376
402
FF
1,710*
1,832*
1,700*
865
1,083
1,189
FL
430*
410*
410*
370
350
350
TAS
443
459
459
NA
376
402
FF
1,910
2,132
1,921
NA
1,083
1,189
FL
390
410
410
NA
350
350
nm
3,550
NA
2,514**
1,444*
1,802
1,847*
Avg. Spd.
421
NA
415**
316*
318
322*
SR
0.23
NA
410**
0.42*
0.43
0.42*
nm
3,400
2,182**
3,447
NA
1,378
NA
Avg. Spd.
421
414**
418
NA
318
NA
Recom.
PSI
VFR
High Speed
Cruise
Citation S/II
CE-S550
IFR
NBAA Range
SR
Certification Basis
0.23
0.21**
0.22
NA
0.4
NA
FAR 25, 1977
FAR 25, 1980/83/87
FAR 25, 1980/87
FAR 25, 1971/71
FAR 25, 1971/78
FAR 25, 1978/84
*Long range.
**Max payload.
*Long range.
**Max payload.
*Tanks full.
TR included in price.
*Four passengers.
TR included.
Dassault Falcon 20
DA MY-20F
*Long range.
Remarks
Model
Cessna Citation III
CE-650
Cessna Citation V
CE-560
Cessna Citation VII
CE-650
Dassault Falcon 10
DA My-10
Dassault Falcon 100
DA-100
Serial Number
s.n. 193, 195-199,
203-206
s.n. 205-245
s.n. 7110-7119
s.n. 127, 141,149-159
s.n. 215, 218, 222,
223, 225
s.n. 468, 469
$8,050,375 (’91)
$5,133,000 (’93)
$11,414,00 (’00)
$3,200,000 (’80)
$4,100,000 (’89)
$6,188,790 (’84)
BCA Equiped
Prices
Vref 2012
$1,900,000
$1,450,000
$3,700,000
$525,000
$950,000
$800,000
Engines
2 Hon TFE731-3B-100
2 P&WC JT15D-5A
2 TFE731-4R-2S
2 Hon TFE731-2-1C
2 Hon TFE731312-1C
2 GE CF700-2D2
Power
3,650 lb. ea.
2,000 lb. ea.
4,080 lb. ea.
3,230 lb. ea.
3,230 lb. ea.
4,500 lb. ea.
TBO
OC
3,000
4,200
OC
OC
3,000
Seating
2+7/9
2+7/9
2+8/13
2+7/9
2+6/9
2+9/10
Max Ramp
22,200
16,100
23,200
18,740
18,740
28,660
BOW
13,900
9,674
14,250
11,200
12,013
17,613
Useful
13,900
6,426
8,950
7,540
6,727
11,047
Max Fuel
8,300
5,771
7,330
5,910
5,912
9,170
MMO
0.84
0.75
0.83
0.86
0.87
0.87
VMO
330
290
275
370
367
387
VFE (App.)
207
199
NA
NA
202
191
PSI
9.3
8.9
9.3
8.8
8.8
8.3
TAS
422
350*
417*
454
431
410
FF
1,053
740*
1,142*
1,170
1,080
1,685
FL
450
450*
430*
410
410
390
TAS
468
425
459
NA
NA
NA
FF
1,506
1,440
1,423
NA
NA
NA
Configuration
Weighs (lb)
Recom.
Limits
VFR
High Speed
Cruise
FL
390
350
410
NA
NA
NA
nm
NA
832**
1,321**
1,948
1,965
1,785*
Avg. Spd.
NA
357**
433**
415
409
374*
SR
NA
0.31**
0.278**
0.36
NA
0.21*
nm
1,446
1,720
NA
1,530
1,584
NA
Avg. Spd.
346
378
NA
401
406
NA
IFR
NBAA Range
0.37
0.36
NA
0.34
NA
NA
Certification Basis
SR
FAR 25, 1978/82
FAR 25, 1971/89
FAR 25, 1982/91
FAR 25, 1965
FAR 25, 1969/73
CAR 4b, 1970
Remarks
APU and TR included.
*Long range.
**Max payload.
*Long range.
**Max payload.
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Used Airplanes
JETS
Model
Dassault Falcon 200
DA-200
Dassault Falcon 50
DA-50
Dassault Falcon 900
DA-900
Serial Number
s.n. 509, 510, 512,
513
s.n. 241, 243,
247-250
s.n. 62, 66, 71,72,
75, 78-88, 92
s.n. 369, 373
s.n. 370, 371
s.n. 673-676
$8,000,000 (’88)
$14,750,000 (’95)
$20,850,000 (’90)
$2,375,000 (’86)
$2,625,000 (’86)
$5,495,000 (’95)
BCA Equiped
Prices
$1,000,000
$4,100,000
$850,000
$470,000
$490,000
$1,700,000
2 Hon ATF-6A-4C
3 Hon TFE731-3-1C
2 Hon TFE731-5AR
2 GE CJ610-8A
2 GE CJ610-8A
2 Hon TFE731-2-2B
Power
5,200 lb. ea.
3,700 lb. ea.
4,500 lb. ea.
2,900 lb. ea.
2,950 lb. ea.
3,500 lb. ea.
TBO
OC
OC
OC
5,000
5,000
OC
Seating
2+8/10
2+9/19
2+8/10
2+7/10
2+7/10
2 + 6/10
Max Ramp
32,000
38,800
45,500
15,500
16,800
18,500
BOW
18,512
21,900
24,683
8,591
8,816
10,519
Useful
10,684
16,900
20,817
6,909
7,984
7,981
Max Fuel
3,988
15,520
19,165
6,594
6,594
6,198
MMO
0.86
0.86
0.87
0.81
0.81
0.81
VMO
376
370
370
350
350
350
VFE (App.)
209
175
180
200
200
185
PSI
8.3
9.5
9.3
9.4
9.4
9.4
TAS
429
410*
428*
437
437
424*
FF
1,484
1,474*
1,707*
1,459
1,230
990*
FL
410
430*
430*
410
410
490*
TAS
460
468
480
448
465
451
FF
1,914
2,298
2,628
1,571
1,600
1,210
Recom.
Limits
High Speed
VFR
IFR
FL
370
370
370
410
410
410
nm
2,633*
3,068**
NA
1,437
1,799
1,330**
Avg. Spd.
408*
405**
NA
411
422
403**
SR
0.26*
0.22**
NA
0.28
0.31
0.35**
1,924
NBAA Range
nm
NA
NA
3,263**
1,014
1,343
Avg. Spd.
NA
NA
422**
411
415
414
SR
NA
NA
0.21**
0.26
0.28
0.37
CAR 4b, 1982
CAR 4b, 1982
FAR 25, 1979/86
FAR 25, 1966/75
FAR 25, 1966/83
FAR 25, 1966/76
*Long range.
**Max payload.
*Long range.
**Max payload.
Bombardier
Learjet 31A
Gulfstream II
G-1159
Certification Basis
*Four passengers.
Remarks
Bombardier
Learjet LR-55C
Model
Serial Number
BCA Equiped
*Long range.
**Max payload.
Gulfstream Astra SP
IA-1125SP
Gulfstream III
G-1159A
Gulfstream IV
G-1159C
s.n. 142-147
s.n. 237-242
s.n. 197-215
s.n. 75-78
s.n. 479-495
s.n. 1180-1182,
1184-1198
$5,950,000 (’90)
$6,604,700 (’02)
$5,900,000 (’77)
$8,752,000 (’95)
$15,000,000 (’86)
$25,000,000 (’92)
Vref 2012
$1,800,000
$2,000,000
$625,000
$2,500,000
$2,000,000
$7,60,000
Engines
2 Hon TFE731-3A-2B
2 Hon TFE731-2-4-3B
2 RR Spey Mk. 511-8
2 Hon TFE731-3C200G
2 RR Spey MK511-8
2 RR Tay Mk. 661-8
Power
3,700 lb. ea.
3,500 lb. ea.
11,400 lb. ea.
3,700 lb. ea.
11,400 lb. ea.
13,850 lb. ea.
TBO
Prog.
4,200c
NA
OC
7,000
7,000
Seating
2+7/10
2+6/10
2+12/19
2+8/9
2+14/19
2+14/19
Configuration
Max Ramp
21,750
17,200
66,000
23,650
70,200
73,600
BOW
13,258
11,214
37,186
13,225
37,800
42,840
Weighs (lb)
Useful
8,492
5,986
28,814
10,425
32,400
30,760
Max Fuel
6,690
4,124
26,800
9,365
28,300
29,280
MMO
0.81
0.81
0.85
0.86
0.85
0.88
VMO
350
325
338
360
340
340
VFE (App.)
200
NA
NA
250
220
220
PSI
9.4
9.4
9.45
8.8
9.5
9.5
TAS
419*
NA
430*
412*
458
459*
FF
1,027*
NA
NA*
977*
2,935
2,713*
FL
430*
NA
370*
450*
450
450*
TAS
450
456*
NA
463
488
480
FF
1,231
1,119*
NA
1,641
4,016
3,429
Recom.
Limits
VFR
High Speed
Cruise
Bombardier Learjet
LR-35A
Engines
Weighs (lb)
Prices
Bombardier Learjet
LR-25G
Vref 2012
Configuration
Cruise
Bombardier Learjet
LR-25D
FL
430
430*
NA
350
390
410
nm
NA
NA
3,400**
NA
4,119
NA
Avg. Spd.
NA
NA
430**
NA
437
NA
SR
NA
NA
0.14**
NA
0.15
NA
3,685**
IFR
NBAA Range
nm
1,900**
900**
3,500**
2,010
3,728
Avg. Spd.
415**
406**
430**
401
437
437**
SR
0.35**
0.376**
0.14**
410
0.15
0.16**
*Long range
CAR 4b, 1967
FAR 25, 1983/85
FAR 25, 1967/79
FAR 25, 1983/87
**Max payload.
*Long range.
**Estimates.
*Long range.
Certification Basis
Remarks
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*Long range.
**Max payload.
*Long range.
**Max payload.
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Used Airplanes
JETS
Gulfstream V
G500
Model
Serial Number
BCA Equiped
Prices
IAI Westwind 2
IA-1124A
Diamond 1A
MU-300
s.n. 664-693
s.n. 429-441
s.n. 437-440
s.n. A079SA-91
$32,000,000 (’04)
$3,695,000 (’87)
$4,400,000 (’88)
$2,957,500 (’85)
Vref 2012
$27,000,000
$800,000
$800,000
$450,000
Engines
2 RR BR700-710C4-11
2 Hon TFE731-3-1G
2 Hon TFE731-3-1G
2 P&WC JT15D-4D
Power
15,385 lb. ea.
3,700 lb. ea.
3,700 lb. ea.
2,500 lb. ea.
TBO
OC
OC
OC
3,000
Seating
2+16/19
2+7/10
2+7/10
2+7/9
Max Ramp
85,500
23,000
23,650
14,700
Configuration
Weighs (lb)
Limits
BOW
47,800
13,000
13,250
9,640
Useful
37,700
10,000
10,400
5,060
Max Fuel
34,939
8,710
9,540
4,260
MMO
0.89
0.77
0.8
0.79
VMO
340
360
365
320
VFE (App.)
NA
250
250
200
Recom.
PSI
VFR
High Speed
Cruise
IAI Westwind I
IA-1124
9
9
9.1
459*
424
424
422
FF
2,416*
1,320
1,252
1,156
FL
450*
410
410
350
TAS
488
436
436
NA
FF
2,922
1,489
1,408
NA
FL
430
390
390
NA
nm
NA
2,350*
2,535*
1,262*
Avg. Spd.
NA
390*
396*
377*
SR
NA
0.30*
0.31*
0.39*
nm
5,919**
2,550
NA
NA
Avg. Spd.
451**
392
NA
NA
NBAA Range
IFR
10.2
TAS
0.185**
0.31
NA
NA
Certification Basis
SR
FAR 25, 2002
CAR 4b/FAR 25,1964/80
CAR 4b/FAR 25,1964/80
FAR 25, 1981
Remarks
*Long range.
*With exec. payload.
*Executive payload.
*Seats full.
Model
Hawker Beechcraft
Hawker 700
Hawker Beechcraft
Hawker 800A
Raytheon
Hawker 1000A
Sabreliner 65
NA-265-65
Serial Number
s.n. 257203, 207-215
s.n. 258245, 51,-54,-58,-60-62,66-76
s.n. 259048-050
s.n. 465-50-465-76
BCA Equiped
$5,995,000 (’84)
$9,950,000 (’95)
$12,955,000 (’96)
$5,100,000 (’81)
Vref 2012
$950,000
$2,100,000
$3,500,000
$650,000
Engines
2 Hon TFE731-3R-1H
2 Hon TFE731-5R-1H
2 P&WC PW305B
2 Hon TFE731-3R-1D
Power
3,700 lb. ea.
4,300 lb. ea.
5,225 lb. ea.
3,700 lb. ea.
TBO
OC
OC
2,500
NA
Seating
2+8/14
2+8/9
2+8/9
2+8/8
Max Ramp
25,000
27,520
31,000
24,000
BOW
14,100
16,000
18,000
14,100
Useful
10,900
11,520
13,100
9,900
Max Fuel
9,450
10,000
11,440
8,684
MMO
0.78
0.8
0.8
0.83
VMO
320
335
335
350
VFE (App.)
220
220
220
NA
PSI
8.4
8.6
8.6
8.8
Prices
Configuration
Weighs (lb)
Recom.
Limits
VFR
High Speed
Cruise
TAS
424
401*
400*
441*
FF
1,600
1,205*
1,156*
1,223*
410*
FL
350
410*
410*
TAS
NA
442
390
420
FF
NA
1,651
2,708
1,137
FL
NA
370
430
430
nm
2,540
2,219**
NA
2,734
Avg. Spd.
381
391**
NA
407
SR
0.28*
410**
NA
0.34
2,407
NBAA Range
NA
NA
2,708**
NA
NA
390**
407
SR
NA
NA
430**
0.34
Certification Basis
CAR 4b, 1963/78
CAR 4b, 1963/78
CAR 4b/FAR 25, 1991
CAR 4b, 1958
Remarks
*Seats full.
*Long range.
**Max payload.
*Long range.
**Max payload.
*Long range.
IFR
nm
Avg. Spd.
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Bombardier Learjet 85
Aircraft in
Development
Updates on some of the more active development
programs among business aircraft
BCA Staff Report
Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000
Bombardier reports steady progress on
both its Global 7000 and 8000 business
jets with them on target for service entry
in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Wind
tunnel testing has been completed and the
joint definition phase for the two top-ofthe-line models is beginning now. A major
expansion of the Global completions and
customer interface facility in Montreal
should be completed later t his year
and the top tier suppliers have all been
selected.
Backlogs for the $68.9 million Global
7000 and the $66.3 million Global 8000
are “ver y healthy,” according to the
company, and extend out 36 months for
the entire Global family, “which is beyond
our target range.”
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The Global 7000 is the larger of the two
models under development, with a 110.6
ft. length overall, and a cabin stretching
nearly 60 ft. from cockpit divider to the
rear pressure bulkhead, and providing
a four-zone living area. It is designed to
cruise 7,300 nm at Mach 0.85 with ten
passengers. By contrast, the 101.6 ft.-long
8000 has a cabin measuring 50.6 ft. long
and can carry eight passengers 7,900 nm
at the same cruise speed.
Both models will be powered by two
GE Passport turbofan engines, now under
development; the powerplant is rated at
16,500 lb. thrust. The aircraft will also
feature Bombardier’s new Vision Flight
Deck, which will include an LCD head-up
display, enhanced and synthetic vision
systems, electronic flight bags, and RNP
0.1 capability, and any other advances that
become available.
Bombardier Learjet 85
Meanwhile, Bombardier’s Learjet 85 —
the largest aircraft to bear that famous
marque, and the first constructed of
composites rather than aluminum —
should begin flight testing this year.
Fabrication of the first aircraft is well
underway with the company’s Belfast
division having shipped wing spars and
skins to Bombardier’s new manufacturing
plant in Querétaro, Mexico, dedicated to
the model. Final assembly, flight testing
and customer delivery of the aircraft will
take place at the company’s Wichita, Kan.,
facility, which has undergone a major
expansion to accommodate the new model.
The Learjet 85’s cabin will be a hair
shy of 6 ft. tall, a hair wider than that and
stretch for nearly 25 ft. from the cockpit
divider to the rear pressure bulkhead. Its
target, four-passenger range is 3,000 nm
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Aircraft in Development
and long-range cruise is Mach 0.78. The
aircraft will feature a Rockwell Collins
Pro Line Fusion avionics suite, with three
15.1 in Active Matrix Liquid Crystal
Displays and will be powered by Pratt &
Whitney Canada PW 307B turbofans,
each rated at 6,100 lb. thrust.
The $19.6 million aircraft is on schedule
for service entry in 2013.
AgustaWestland AW609
Now in sole control of the civil tiltrotor
program it had begun with Bell Helicopter
Textron, AgustaWestland plans to begin
certification flights of its renamed AW609
next year with the goal of obtaining
FA A certification and begin deliveries
by mid-2016. The company reports cashbacked orders in hand for some 70 units
from 40 costumers in 15 countries. Two
prototypes have been involved in initial
f light tests. A third aircraft is being
assembled in AgustaWestland Italian
plants and will fly next year and it is to be
followed by a fourth one in 2014.
The f irst AW609 protot y pe is i n
Arlington, Tex., and the second is in Italy.
The two aircraft have already logged over
650 flying hours and have opened up 85%
of the flight envelope.
T he p ace of t he prog r a m b eg a n
accelerat i ng once A g u st aWest la nd
acquired Bell’s stake last year. This has
allowed a streamlining of the program,
processes and financial aspects, reducing
costs. AgustaWestland has established
A g u s t aWe s t l a nd Ti lt rot or C o. i n
Arlington and is expanding its facilities
and adding personnel, and expects the
payroll to reach 150. Another 250 work
on the program in Cascina Costa, Italy.
The original aircraft is being improved,
starting with a new glass cockpit and a
new satellite based navigation system.
The company has not yet announced if
production will occur in Texas as well as
in Italy.
Bruno Spagnolini, AgustaWestland
CEO, says the company’s market forecast
for the AW609 is set at 450-500 aircraft
in 20 years. The aircraft’s book price has
not yet been announced but is expected
to be no more than 50% higher than an
unpressurized helicopter of the same
weight class.
AgustaWestland AW609
more competitive with archrival Embraer
Legac y 450. Top speed w ill be 4 42
KTAS. To verify the Latitude’s range and
cruise speed performance, two rounds of
high-speed wind tunnel tests have been
completed. Based upon Sovereign wing
performance, average cruise speed should
be close to Mach 0.72 , BCA estimates.
Retaining the wing aerodynamics of the
Citation Sovereign, though, assures a 3,900
ft. TOFL, the best runway performance of
any aircraft in its class. It also should be able
to climb directly to FL 430 in 23 min. Most
systems will be similar to the Sovereign’s
and the new model will be added as a
derivative model on the Sovereign’s type
certificate. However, it will be updated with
Garmin G5000 avionics with touch-screen
control panels.
With f ull f uel, the aircraft should
be able to carry five passengers. The
standard interior will have a two-place
side-facing divan on the right side of the
forward cabin, four club seats in the center
cabin and two forward-facing chairs in the
aft cabin. An additional seat, opposite the
toilet in the lavatory, will be optional.
The aircraft will have a flat floor, large
cabin windows, Cessna’s new high reliability Clairity cabin management system
and the lowest price tag of any supermidsize jet. A light empty weight should
also give it the lowest operating costs in
its class.
The first metal for the aircraft will be
cut in 2014. First flight is scheduled for
mid-2014. Certification and entry into
service are slated for 2015.
Cessna Citation Latitude
The Latitude will be the first business
jet from Cessna in three decades to have
a larger fuselage cross-section than the
Citation III. Development of Cessna’s
f i r st super-m idsiz e jet now is wel l
under way. Projected range has been
increased from 2,000-2,300 nm to make it
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Aircraft in Development
Embraer Legacy 500
Cirrus Vision SF50
Cirrus Vision SF50
In mid April, Cirrus Aircraft announced
t hat its new ow ner, China Av iat ion
Industry General Aircraft, had committed
an additional $100 million-plus to fund
full development of the single-turbofan
Vision SF50 personal jet. First flight of
a production-conforming version now is
planned for mid-2013 with certification
and initial customer deliveries slated
for second half 2015, according to Todd
Simmons, executive vice president of
Cirrus sales and marketing. The aircraft
is designed to serve an easy step up from
the manufact urer’s SR 20/22 pistonengine models to the entry-level turbofan
aircraft.
Vision’s commodious cabin will provide
seating for five adults and two children.
Top speed is expected to be around 300
KTAS and max range is targeted at close
to 1,000 nm. However, the aircraft will
be limited to a 500 lb. payload with max
fuel, and thus there will be significant
range versus payload tradeoffs. Slow
speed performance should be a strong
suit, providing easy handling in the
landing configuration and short runway
requirements.
C i r r u s a l ready ha s spent $ 4 0 -50
million on development and flight testing
of a non-conforming proof-of-concept
single-engine turbofan aircraft. Simmons
claims that a “substantial majority” of the
basic engineering work for a production
aircraft has been accomplished, including
expansion of the low- and high-speed
boundaries of the flight envelope, stall
characteristics, taming thrust /pitch
coupling of the top-mounted engine on
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the tail cone and performance in icing
conditions. Notably, production versions
of the Vision will use a TKS deice system
on the nose to protect the engine from
airframe ice ingestion. The engine inlet
will use bleed air for anti-icing and
conventional deice boots will be fitted to
the wings and empennage.
Company critics have asserted that
the Duluth, Minn., OEM now has the
f unding for t he Vision, but not t he
engineering talent to push through a
production aircraft to certif ication.
Simmons countered that the firm still
has a strong core and depth on its engineering team, including Chief Engineer
Paul Johnston, Aero Structures Lead Paul
Brey, Executive Vice President and COO
Pat Waddick and Chief Vision Engineer
Dave Rathbun.
Serial number 50 0 - 0 0 0 01, t he f irst
Legacy 500, rolled out of final assembly
in December 2011 at Embraer’s Sao Jose
dos Campos headquarters plant. The first
Honeywell HTF7500E engine runs were
completed in January 2012 and taxi tests
began in March. The Legacy 500 will be
the first super-midsize business aircraft
to feature digital f ly-by-wire (FBW )
f light controls. The Brazilian manufacturer is embracing FBW to ease pilot
workload, improve passenger comfort,
reduce airframe structural weight and
streamline the certification process.
Virtually all required high-speed taxi
tests have been completed, but the Legacy
500 won’t become airborne until airworthiness approvals for its FBW remote
electronic units (REU) are obtained.
The REUs are devices that send control
signals to the FBW electrohydraulic flight
control actuators and they are supplied by
Parker Aerospace’s Irvine, Calif., facility.
Last year, an on-site audit by Embraer
u nvei led wh at it deter m i ned were
anomalies in Parker’s software validation
and verification documentation processes
that were show stoppers. The Brazilian
OEM subsequently stationed its own
supervisors at the Parker plant to assure
that future software releases for the REUs
would meet all Brazilian, FAA and EASA
airworthiness requirements.
First flight of s.n. 00001 now is slated
for third quarter 2012. The aircraft will
be used primarily for f light envelope
expansion and performance test ing
during the development program.
The wing and fuselage of the second
f light test aircraft was completed in
March 2012 and that aircraft now has
undergone electrical power checks. Serial
number 00002 will be used for avionics
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testing, among other tasks. Mating of
the fuselage sections of the third flight
test aircraft also began in March. Serial
number 00003 will be used to evaluate
the interior furnishings and to complete
function and reliability testing.
Type certification and initial customer
deliveries of the 3,000-nm range Legacy
500 are slated for fourth quarter 2014 or
first quarter 2015.
Embraer Legacy 450
The joint definition phase for the Legacy
450, a shorter fuselage and shorter range
variant of the Legacy 500, continues
apace. The 2,300-nm midsize aircraft will
have 95% commonality with Legacy 500,
sharing its engines, wings, avionics and
most systems.
The Legacy 450 has the largest crosssection, most cabin volume and lowest
cabin altitude in the midsize class, plus
it’s the only aircraft in the segment to
have FBW flight controls and standard
auto-throttles, plus an optional head-up
display, opt ional auto-brakes and a
vacuum lav system. It also has the largest
windows and a completely flat floor.
The cabin has one less row of seats than
the Legacy 500, but there’s plenty of room
for a center four-seat club section with
two forward-facing chairs in the rear of
the cabin. The forward section of the
cabin has a single aft-facing chair on the
right side. A forward, right-side wet galley
or two-place divan are available. Options
for the galley include microwave and
convection ovens, a refrigerator, coffee
maker and Nespresso machine.
The aircraft also may be fitted with
an optional forward left side fold-down
flight attendant’s seat. A belted potty seat,
certified for full time occupancy, also is
available, thus allowing the aircraft to
accommodate as many as nine passengers,
if necessary.
Both the Legacy 450 and 500 have 40
cu. ft. aft internal luggage compartments
plus 110 cu. ft. aft external baggage
compartments, the most of any aircraft in
their segments.
First flight is scheduled for second half
2013 with type certification and entry into
service expected in second half 2014.
Kestrel
A la n K lapmeier, compa ny fou nder,
chairman and CEO of Kestrel Aircraft
Co., is “quite confident” that his eightplace Kestrel single-engine turboprop
will raise the bar for cabin comfort,
payload, range, speed and docile handling
characteristics in this class of business
aircraft. The Kestrel is a major rework of
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the 2002 Farnborough Aircraft F1 design,
incorporating a 1,000 shp Honeywell
TPE331-14GR turboprop in place of the
F1’s PWC PT6A-67A, along with a wider
and longer cabin, larger windows, redesigned flight controls to reduce effort and
straight leading edges for the wings.
Production conforming aircraft definition is proceeding on track, he said,
with external aerodynamic loft contours
now well def ined, init ial composite
materials qualifications underway and
f reezing nearly half of t he systems
designs. K lapmeier has been talk ing
with all major avionics suppliers and that
includes Honeywell regarding its latest
version of Apex. Kestrel is evaluating an
electro-expulsive ice production system
that would replace deice boots on wing
and empennage leading edges.
The aircraft cabin will have a flat floor,
except for a 2-in. drop in the cockpit
f loor. The wing spar carr y-through
structure will not intrude into the cabin.
A variety of cabin configurations will be
offered, including high-density seating,
an executive interior and a combination
passenger/freight version.
Klapmeier has assembled an impressive
eng ineering team, at t ract ing many
colleag ues wit h whom he worked at
Cirrus Design, the firm he cofounded
with his brother. He declined to disclose
a certification schedule for the aircraft
or specific performance numbers. But
the Kestrel will be positioned in a niche
between the $3.4 million TBM850 and
$4.6 million Pilatus PC12NG, but priced
significantly lower. It’s likely that Kestrel
will be able to cruise faster than 300
KTAS, fly at least 1,500 nm and routinely
operate out of 3,000-ft. runways.
Diamond Jet
Progress on the Diamond Jet continues
at a deliberate pace, even though funding
is lean for the research and development,
says Peter Maurer, president and CEO of
Diamond Aircraft. However, using the
third proof-of-concept aircraft, along
with static test articles and iron bird
mock-ups, several critical challenges have
been overcome.
“The program now is well defined
and it is proceeding well. There are no
technical risks,” Maurer says. Elevator
horn size has been adjusted to fine-tune
control forces. The effectiveness of the
anti-ice system for both the engine air
inlets and bif urcated ducts has been
proven. Upswept tips have been added
to the wings to reduce stall speed. About
95% of the structural design has been
completed. The fuselage pressure vessel
Kestrel
and all transparencies have been tested to
20,000 pressurization cycles. The static
test article now is starting 40,000 and
60,000 pressurization cycle fatigue life
tests.
“We’ve nailed the flight control de–
sign, structure, engine inlet, bleed air
and anti-ice system, along with the aero
contours.” Final design of the chined-nose
tire, development of the environmental
control system and calibration of the stall
prevention stick pusher are in progress.
Powered by a single Williams Inter–
national FJ33-5A turbofan, the D-Jet
should have a 500-lb. tanks-full payload,
cruise as fast as 315 KTAS at FL 250 and
fly at least 1,100 nm at its 240 KTAS longrange cruise speed and land with NBAA
IFR reserves. It will have two seats in the
cockpit and three seats in the main cabin.
Diamond now is building tooling for
the fourth D-Jet, a fully production
conforming aircraft that will be used for
the certification program. New molds
are being constructed to accommodate
leading-edge recesses for flush-mounted
deice boots that will be used instead of
the TKS deice system that was part of the
original proof-of-concept design.
Maurer admits that the aircraft has
grow n in weight, but an aggressive
weight management program will enable
Diamond to maintain a 5,690-lb. max
ramp weight and 5,650-lb. MTOW in
production aircraft. That provides a
350-lb. margin up to the 6,000-lb. weight
limit for this class of EASA/FAR Part
23 aircraft. The production conforming
D-Jet’s first f light could be as soon as
second quarter 2013. Three production
conforming aircraft will be used in the
development program with the goal of
achieving type certification and customer
deliveries in the second half of 2014.
But, all this is contingent upon Diamond
Aircraft’s obtaining full funding for the
development program. That could be a
$50-100 million challenge. BCA
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Regional Aircraft
NON-PRESSURIZED TURBOPROPS
Manufacturer
Cessna
Cessna
Cessna
Model
Caravan 675
CE-208
$2,132,000
1+9/9
32.0
hi
79.0
37.6
14.9
52.1
67.3
12.7
4.5
5.3
3.5
1 P&WC
PT6A-114A
675/ISA+27C
—
8,035
8,000
7,800
7,800
4,940
2,860
2,224
871
235
2,055
2,973
—
90
1,234
—
25,000
—
175
150
175
—
186
379
FL 100
6
9
17
2,958
8.20
11,475
1,399
3.88
188
174
FL 080
3
9
11
3,344
9.35
14,850
1,588
4.44
196
304
FL 100
2
9
7
3,682
10.00
17,325
1,733
4.71
204
526
FL 100
Grand Caravan
CE-208B
$2,299,000
1+9/9
35.0
hi
82.7
41.6
15.5
52.1
67.3
16.7
4.5
5.3
15.9
1 P&WC
PT6A-114A
675/ISA+27C
—
8,785
8,750
8,500
8,500
5,440
3,060
2,224
1,121
285
2,500
3,735
—
68
925
—
22,800
—
175
148
175
—
172
379
FL 100
6
9
16
2,992
8.00
10,800
1,350
3.61
180
187
FL 080
4
9
11
3,608
9.90
14,850
1,500
4.12
184
328
FL 100
2
9
7
3,983
10.70
17,325
1,619
4.35
190
569
FL 100
FAR 25 A 54, 1995
Utility category
Garmin G1000.
FAR 25 A 54, 1995
Utility category
Garmin G1000; belly cargo pod.
Grand Caravan
CE-208B*
$2,307,000
1+13/13
35.0
hi
82.7
41.6
15.5
52.1
67.3
16.7
4.5
5.3
8.6
1 P&WC
PT6A-114A
675/ISA+27C
—
8,785
8,750
8,500
8,500
5,530
2,970
2,224
1,031
285
2,500
3,735
—
68
925
—
22,800
—
175
148
175
—
172
379
FL 100
2
13
16
3,072
8.30
15,600
1,880
5.08
173
192
FL 080
1
13
11
3,674
9.90
21,450
2,167
5.84
184
334
FL 100
1
13
7
4,018
10.70
25,025
2,339
6.23
190
574
FL 100
FAR 25 A 54, 1997
Utility category
*Non-FAR/EASA seating config.;
Garmin G1000; belly cargo pod.
BCA Equiped Price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Seating
Seat Pitch (in.)
Wing Configuration
Noise
Length
Height
Span
Turn Radius
Length
Height
Width
Baggage Volume per Passenger
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Takeoff
Climb
Limits
Cruise
BCA
Productivity
Factors
Output/Flat Rating
Pressurization
Max Ramp
Max TO
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
OEW
Max Payload
Max Fuel
Payload – Max Fuel
Fuel – Max Payload
A/S SL ISA
5,000 ft. + 20C
VMCA
VXSE (FAR 23) or V2 (FAR 25)
All Eng.
Rate
(fpm)
Eng. Out
All Eng.
Ceiling
Eng. Out
VMO
VA
VFE
VLO
TAS
FF
FL
Stage/Fuel
No. Pass.
Total Trips
Total Fuel
Engine Hours
75-sm
Seat Hours
Mission
sm/hr.
sm/lb.
Block Speed
Mission Fuel
FL
Stage/Fuel
No. Pass.
Total Trips
Total Fuel
Engine Hours
150-sm
Seat Hours
Mission
sm/hr.
sm/lb.
Block Speed
Mission Fuel
FL
Stage/Fuel
No. Pass.
Total Trips
Total Fuel
Engine Hours
275-sm
Seat Hours
Mission
sm/hr.
sm/lb.
Block Speed
Mission Fuel
FL
Certification Basis
Remarks
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PRESSURIZED TURBOPROPS
Manufacturer
Model
Avions de Transport Regional
ATR 42-600
ATR-42-500
Avions de Transport Regional
ATR 72-600
ATR 72-212A
Bombardier
Dash8-Q400
DHC-8-400
BCA Equiped Price
$19,500,000
$23,400,000
$30,340,000
3+48/50
30.0
hi
76.6/80.7/92.4
74.4
25.0
80.6
56.0
48.3
6.3
8.4
9.0
2 P&WC
PW-127M
2,400/ISA+24C
6.0
41,380
41,005
40,344
36,817
24,692
12,125
10,031
6,657
4,563
4,300
5,800
41,005
99
137
1,900
480
25,000
16,000
250/0.55
160
180
170
300
1,397
250
5
48
13
11,479
8.53
93,600
10,973
8.15
198
883
250
3
48
9
12,456
9.21
118,800
12,899
9.54
234
1,384
250
2
48
7
13,083
9.92
134,400
13,548
10.27
246
1,869
250
4+68/74
31.0
hi
76.6/80.7/92.4
89.0
25.0
89.0
63.0
63.0
6.3
8.4
7.8
2 P&WC
PW-127M
2,750/ISA+24C
6.0
51,081
50,706
48,170
46,297
29,763
16,534
11,133
10,185
4,784
NA
NA
46,395
98
138
1,600
400
25,000
14,300
250/0.55
175
185
170
276
1,242
250
5
68
13
12,194
10.88
132,600
12,188
10.87
190
938
250
3
68
9
13,311
9.73
168,300
17,297
12.64
221
1,479
250
3
68
7
12,754
10.02
190,400
19,002
14.93
243
1,822
250
EASA 25 2007/12 with Major Chg. 10039089
Optional 50,706-lb. MTOW;
optional 46,297-lb. MZFW.
4+74/78
31.0
hi
78.3/84.0/94.3
107.7
27.4
93.3
84.4
61.7
6.4
8.2
10.7
2 P&WC
PW-150A
5,071/ISA+22C
5.5
65,400
65,200
62,000
58,000
39,192
18,808
11,724
14,484
7,400
4,819
7,495
64,500
91
120
1,790
720
25,000
17,500
286/NA
204
200
200
360
2,286
250
6
74
14
18,536
8.49
155,400
18,304
8.38
214
1,324
160
4
74
11
24,376
10.20
223,850
21,946
9.18
300
2,216
210
3
74
8
22,128
10.09
236,800
23,469
10.70
321
2,766
250
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Seating
Seat Pitch (in.)
Wing Configuration
Noise (EPNdB): TO/Sideline/APR
Length
Height
Span
Turn Radius
Length
Height
Width
Baggage Volume per Passenger
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Takeoff
Climb
Limits
Cruise
BCA
Productivity
Factors
Output (shp ea.)/Flat Rating
Pressurization
Max Ramp
Max TO
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
OEW
Max Payload
Max Fuel
Payload – Max Fuel
Fuel – Max Payload
BFL SL ISA
5,000 ft. + 20C
Min.: WAT Ltd. Weight or MTOW
VMCA
VXSE (FAR 23) or V2 (FAR 25)
All Eng.
Rate
(fpm)
Eng. Out
All Eng.
Ceiling
Eng. Out
VMO
VA
VFE
VLO
TAS
FF
FL
Stage/Fuel
No. Pass.
Total Trips
Total Fuel
Engine Hours
150-sm
Seat Miles
Mission
sm/hr.
sm/lb.
Block Speed
Mission Fuel
FL
Stage/Fuel
No. Pass.
Total Trips
Total Fuel
Engine Hours
275-sm
Seat Miles
Mission
sm/hr.
sm/lb.
Block Speed
Mission Fuel
FL
Stage/Fuel
No. Pass.
Total Trips
Total Fuel
Engine Hours
400-sm
Seat Miles
Mission
sm/hr.
sm/lb.
Block Speed
Mission Fuel
FL
Certification Basis
FAR/EASA 25 pending
FAR 25 A 83, 2000
Model 402 — EGHW checked bags only.
Remarks
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Regional Aircraft
JETS
Manufacturer
Model
Embraer
ERJ 135LR
EMB-135LR
Embraer
ERJ 140LR
EMB-135KL
Embraer
ERJ 145LR
EMB-145LR
Embraer
ERJ 145XR
EMB-145XR
Bombardier
CRJ 700
CL-600-2C10
Embraer
Embraer 170 AR
ERJ 170-100 LR
BCA Equiped Price
$22,227,000
$25,688,000
$29,069,000
$31,390,000
$37,340,000*
$39,323,000
3+37/37
31.0
lo
79.7/84.5/92.3
86.4
22.2
65.9
60.1
42.5
6.0
6.9
10.9
2 RR
AE 3007A1/3
7,426/ISA+30C
7.8
44,312
44,092
40,785
35,274
25,355
9,919
11,435
7,522
9,038
5,774
10,168
44,092
NA
129
2,850
NA
37,000
NA
320/0.78
200
250
250
362
1,673
FL 350
2
37
11
22,187
10.63
111,925
10,529
5.04
445
2,017
FL 310
2
37
9
22,401
10.95
133,200
12,164
5.95
435
2,489
FL 370
1
37
6
25,518
12.20
177,600
14,557
6.96
435
4,253
FL 370
3+44/44
31.0
lo
80.6/84.4/92.4
93.4
22.2
65.9
65.8
49.4
6.0
6.9
9.3
2 RR
AE 3007A1/3
7,426/ISA+30C
7.8
46,738
46,517
41,226
37,698
26,032
11,666
11,435
9,271
9,040
6,070
10,168
46,516
NA
134
2,600
NA
37,000
NA
320/0.78
200
250
250
369
1,757
FL 350
2
44
11
23,067
10.63
133,100
12,521
5.77
439
2,097
FL 290
2
44
9
23,112
11.10
158,400
14,270
6.85
435
2,568
FL 370
1
44
6
26,298
12.20
211,200
17,311
8.03
435
4,383
FL 370
3+50/50
31.0
lo
81.0/84.9/92.5
98.0
22.2
65.9
69.7
54.1
6.0
6.9
8.9
2 RR
AE 3007A1P
7,426/ISA+30C
7.8
48,722
48,501
42,549
39,462
26,707
12,755
11,435
10,580
9,260
7,448
10,086
48,501
NA
144
2,500
NA
37,000
NA
320/0.78
200
250
250
376
1,834
FL 350
2
50
11
24,640
10.63
151,250
14,229
6.14
450
2,240
FL 280
2
50
9
24,363
11.10
180,000
16,216
7.39
435
2,707
FL 370
1
50
6
27,396
12.20
240,000
19,672
8.76
435
4,566
FL 370
3+50/50
31.0
lo
81.2/86.9/91.6
98.0
22.2
68.9
69.7
54.1
6.0
6.9
8.9
2 RR
AE 3007A1E
8,736/ISA+22C
7.8
53,351
53,131
44,092
40,785
27,758
13,027
13,298
12,295
12,566
6,791
NA
53,131
NA
138
4,000
NA
37,000
18,500
320/0.80
200
250
250
367
1,731
FL 350
2
50
11
25,124
10.63
151,250
14,229
6.02
450
2,284
FL 290
2
50
9
24,561
11.10
180,000
16,216
7.33
435
2,729
FL 370
1
50
6
27,300
12.20
240,000
19,672
8.79
435
4,550
FL 370
4+70/78
30.0
lo
85.3/92.2/94.9
98.1
32.3
85.4
55.1
63.8
6.6
9.0
9.8
2 GE
CF34-8E
14,200/ISA+15C
8.4
85,451
85,098
73,414
68,123
46,572
21,551
20,785
18,094
17,328
5,394
10,113
83,459
NA
129
3,500
NA
41,000
NA
320/0.82
258
230
250
415
2,906
FL 370
3
70
11
31,867
10.27
211,750
20,618
6.64
435
2,897
FL 340
3
70
9
33,138
10.80
252,000
23,333
7.60
429
3,682
FL 380
2
70
6
37,368
12.10
336,000
27,769
8.99
429
6,228
FL 380
CTA/FAR/JAR 25,
1999
CTA/FAR/JAR 25,
2001
CTA/FAR/JAR 25,
1997
CTA/FAR/JAR 25,
2002
4+70/78
31.0
lo
82.7/89.4/92.6
106.1
24.8
76.3
61.5
56.7
6.2
8.3
7.8
2 GE
CF34-8C5B1
13,790/ISA+15C
8.3
73,000
72,750
67,000
62,300
44,245
18,055
19,450
9,305
10,700
5,271
8,324
72,750
NA
136
2,900
1,230
41,000
17,600
335/0.85
246
230
220
464
2,900
FL 370
5
70
12
28,440
9.44
231,000
24,470
8.12
350
2,370
FL 310
3
70
11
33,099
9.63
308,000
31,983
9.31
457
3,009
FL 390
2
70
6
31,866
9.93
336,000
33,837
10.54
483
5,311
FL 390
FAR/JAR 25, 2001
*BCA estimated price
CRJ 700 ER and LR
checked bags only.
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Seating
Seat Pitch (in.)
Wing Configuration
Noise (EPNdB): TO/Sideline/APR
Length
Height
Span
Turn Radius
Length
Height
Width
Baggage Volume per Passenger
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Takeoff
Climb
Limits
Cruise
BCA
Productivity
Factors
Output (lb. ea.)/Flat Rating
Pressurization
Max Ramp
Max TO
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
OEW
Max Payload
Max Fuel
Payload – Max Fuel
Fuel – Max Payload
BFL SL ISA
5,000 ft. + 20C
Min.: WAT Ltd. Weight or MTOW
VMCA
VXSE (FAR 23) or V2 (FAR 25)
All Eng.
Rate
(fpm)
Eng. Out
All Eng.
Ceiling
Eng. Out
VMO
VA
VFE
VLO
TAS
FF
FL
Stage/Fuel
No. Pass.
Total Trips
Total Fuel
Engine Hours
275-sm
Seat Miles
Mission
sm/hr.
sm/lb.
Block Speed
Mission Fuel
FL
Stage/Fuel
No. Pass.
Total Trips
Total Fuel
Engine Hours
400-sm
Seat Miles
Mission
sm/hr.
sm/lb.
Block Speed
Mission Fuel
FL
Stage/Fuel
No. Pass.
Total Trips
Total Fuel
Engine Hours
800-sm
Seat Miles
Mission
sm/hr.
sm/lb.
Block Speed
Mission Fuel
FL
Certification Basis
Remarks
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CTA/FAR/JAR 25,
2004
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Regional Aircraft
JETS
Manufacturer
Model
Embraer
Embraer 190 AR
ERJ 190-100 IGW
Embraer
Embraer 175 AR
ERJ 170-200 LR
Bombardier
CRJ 900
CL-600-2D24
Embraer
Embraer 195 AR
ERJ 190-200 IGW
Bombardier
CRJ 1000
CL-600-2E25
BCA Equiped Price
$41,307,000
$42,264,000
$42,840,000*
$43,601,000
$45,760,000*
4+98/114
32.0 to 33.0
lo
84.3/91.9/92.4
118.9
34.6
94.2
70.5
84.5
6.6
9.0
10.1
2 GE
CF34-10E
20,000/ISA+15C
8.4
114,552
114,199
97,003
90,169
61,333
28,836
28,880
24,339
24,383
5,583
10,341
114,199
NA
144
3,100
NA
41,000
NA
320/0.82
258
230
250
435
3,860
FL 370
3
98
11
39,622
10.27
296,450
28,866
7.48
457
3,602
FL 320
2
98
9
40,563
10.65
352,800
33,127
8.70
447
4,507
FL 390
2
98
6
45,570
11.80
470,400
39,864
10.32
447
7,595
FL 390
4+78/88
29.0
lo
85.9/91.9/95.0
103.1
31.1
85.4
59.8
69.6
6.6
9.0
10.2
2 GE
CF34-8E
14,200/ISA+15C
8.4
89,353
89,001
75,178
70,548
47,818
22,730
20,785
20,750
18,805
7,362
11,346
83,099
NA
NA
3,300
NA
41,000
NA
320/0.82
258
230
250
415
3,024
FL 370
3
78
11
33,176
10.27
235,950
22,975
7.11
436
3,016
FL 330
2
78
9
34,641
10.80
280,800
26,000
8.11
430
3,849
FL 370
2
78
6
39,408
12.10
374,400
30,942
9.50
430
6,568
FL 360
5+108/118
32.0 to 33.0
lo
85.4/91.8/92.8
126.8
34.5
94.2
74.3
92.4
6.6
9.0
10.4
2 GE
CF34-10E
20,000/ISA+15C
8.4
115,632
115,279
100,971
93,916
63,824
30,092
28,880
22,928
21,716
6,033
10,850
115,279
NA
149
3,000
NA
41,000
NA
320/0.82
258
230
250
435
3,954
FL 370
3
108
11
41,437
10.27
326,700
31,811
7.88
457
3,767
FL 310
2
108
9
42,570
10.65
388,800
36,507
9.13
447
4,730
FL 380
2
108
6
48,120
11.80
518,400
43,932
10.77
447
8,020
FL 380
5+100/104
31.0
lo
85.5/89.8/93.4
128.4
24.8
85.9
92.0
77.5
6.2
8.3
6.9
2 GE
CF34-8C5A1
14,510/ISA+15C
8.3
90,500
90,000
81,500
77,500
51,120
26,380
19,450
19,930
13,000
6,549
11,232
86,219
NA
147
2,700
900
41,000
14,800
335/0.85
280
230
220
464
3,600
FL 370
5
100
12
34,044
9.50
330,000
34,737
9.69
347
2,837
FL 290
4
100
9
32,616
9.42
360,000
38,217
11.04
382
3,624
FL 370
2
100
6
20,478
10.96
480,000
43,796
23.44
438
3,413
FL 370
CTA/FAR/EASA 25, 2005
CTA/EASA/FAR 25, 2004
4+88/90
31.0
lo
83.9/89.2/92.3
119.3
24.6
81.7
65.1
69.3
6.2
8.3
6.7
2 GE
CF34-8C5
14,510/ISA+15C
8.3
80,750
80,500
73,500
70,000
48,160
21,840
19,450
13,140
10,750
5,929
8,355
79,221
NA
145
3,000
1,130
41,000
16,100
335/0.85
267
230
220
464
3,100
FL 370
4
88
12
30,768
9.17
290,400
31,668
9.44
349
2,564
FL 310
3
88
9
29,511
9.41
316,800
33,666
10.73
383
3,279
FL 390
2
88
6
34,680
10.94
422,400
38,611
12.18
439
5,780
FL 390
FAR/JAR 25, 2002
*BCA estimated price
CRJ 900 ER and LR
checked bags only.
CTA/EASA 25 FAR 25,
2006
FAR 25 pending
*BCA estimated price
Characteristics
External
Dimensions
(ft.)
Internal
Dimensions
(ft.)
Seating
Seat Pitch (in.)
Wing Configuration
Noise (EPNdB): TO/Sideline/APR
Length
Height
Span
Turn Radius
Length
Height
Width
Baggage Volume per Passenger
Engines
Power
Weights (lb.)
Takeoff
Climb
Limits
Cruise
BCA
Productivity
Factors
Output (lb. ea.)/Flat Rating
Pressurization
Max Ramp
Max TO
Max Landing
Zero Fuel
OEW
Max Payload
Max Fuel
Payload – Max Fuel
Fuel – Max Payload
BFL SL ISA
5,000 ft. + 20C
Min.: WAT Ltd. Weight or MTOW
VMCA
VXSE (FAR 23) or V2 (FAR 25)
All
Eng.
Rate
(fpm)
Eng. Out
All Eng.
Ceiling
Eng. Out
VMO
VA
VFE
VLO
TAS
FF
FL
Stage/Fuel
No. Pass.
Total Trips
Total Fuel
Engine Hours
275-sm
Seat Miles
Mission
sm/hr.
sm/lb.
Block Speed
Mission Fuel
FL
Stage/Fuel
No. Pass.
Total Trips
Total Fuel
Engine Hours
400-sm
Seat Miles
Mission
sm/hr.
sm/lb.
Block Speed
Mission Fuel
FL
Stage/Fuel
No. Pass.
Total Trips
Total Fuel
Engine Hours
800-sm
Seat Miles
Mission
sm/hr.
sm/lb.
Block Speed
Mission Fuel
FL
Certification Basis
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Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012 105d
New Engine Update
The focus for many of the new engine developments in the business
aircraft arena is increasing thrust as propulsion providers follow the
market trend toward larger-cabin, longer-range aircraft developments.
By Guy Norris
guy_norris@aviationweek.com
T
he f ive-way f ight over t he
amorphous “10K” (10,000-lb.thrust) market that dominated the
top-end of the thrust battle in
the late 2000s has given way to a wider
spread of engine developments over a
high-thrust bracket. Pratt & Whitney
Canada, for instance, is pushing aggressively into the 12,000- to 16,000-lb.
thrust range with a larger PW800-based
demonstrator that originally started life
as a 10K contender. The development
builds directly on the company’s ongoing
PW10 0 0 G gea red t u rbofa n fa m i ly
project, the PW1100G version of which
also will power future Airbus ACJs.
Yet mystery still surrounds the true
extent of the latest developments in this
106 Business & Commercial Aviation ■ May 2012
thrust sector. It is unknown, for example,
which version of the geared turbofan
forms the basis for the PW800 demonstrator, as P&WC keeps its cards close to
its chest. Similarly, the current status of
Snecma’s Silvercrest remains an enigma.
The engine is still officially looking for a
home although it continues to be linked
with the equally enigmatic Dassault
SMS project. Likewise, there are more
questions than answers over the future
direction of Rolls-Royce’s advanced
business jet engine work in the wake of
the apparent slowdown on the RB 282.
For the immediate future, the company’s
focus remains on supporting the development of the BR725, which will enter
service this year on Gulfstream’s G650,
but in the longer term Rolls will be
moving to protect its valuable franchise
in the higher thrust arena. General
Electric is one of the companies making
new inroads in this area with its Passport
program, which leverages ongoing development of the CFM Leap-X family of
new single-aisle engines, as well as the
widebody GEnx powerplants.
New developments in the mid-thrust
range include the continuing evolution
of Honey well’s HTF7000 wit h new
variants entering service and flight test
this year, while the GE-Honda HF120 is
expected to be the next all-new engine to
complete development.
CFM Leap
CFM International’s Leap is the exclusive
powerplant for future Boeing Business Jet
derivatives of the newly announced 737
MAX, as well as an option for the Airbus
ACJ variant of the A320Neo. Based on
an all-new gas generator, the Leap will
succeed the CFM56 and is aimed at 15%
better fuel efficiency than the current
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Engine Update
CFM56-5B. The engine will also have
50% lower emissions against the CAEP
6 standards and will be up to 15 dB lower
than Stage 4 noise limits.
Hardware is being assembled for the
third eCore demonstrator, which will
run at General Electric’s Evendale,
Ohio, site in the third quarter. By late
April, CFM planned to start the first
of four key endurance tests of advanced
technolog y for Leap using a series
of GEnx 747-8 and 787 ground test
engines. The first test, on a GEnx-2B,
will evaluate the next-generation highpressu re t u rbi ne ( H P) blade w it h
advanced cooling intended for Leap.
The engine also will be fitted with a
shaped mult i-hole combustor liner
and ceramic matrix composite (CMC)
shrouds.
The next test in September, t his
time using a GEnx-1B, will add new
combustor, HP turbine and compressor
coatings. In Februar y 2013, a third
test will evaluate a full set of advanced
blades, while a fourth in June 2013 will
collect detailed data from a heavily
instrumented engine.
Development of the Snecma-led lightweight resin transfer molded (RTM)
fan and containment system is almost
complete and the focus is gradually
shifting to enabling the supply chain
to support t he coming ramp-up in
production. As part of this initiative
Snecma has broken ground on a new
RTM blade ma nufact uring site in
Albany, N.H.
The challenge is daunting as CFM
took record orders in 2011 including
1,500 CFM56s and commitments for
more than 3,050 Leap engines. Since
the start of 2012, the numbers have
continued to climb with a further 326
new CFM56 sales and 206 firm Leap
engines logged. Production of Leap
engines will gradually increase from
2015 to 2016, with the newer engine
expected to form the bulk of production
by 2018 to 2019.
The engine family is in development
for entry into service in 2016 on the
A320neo and Comac C919, and in 2017
on the Boeing 737 MAX.
General Electric Passport
General Electric was on track to freeze
the design of its new centerline Passport
business jet engine around the end of
April. Rated at 16,500 lb. of thrust, the
initial Passport 20 variant is in development for Bombardier’s Global 7000
and 8000 ultra-long-range, large-cabin
business aircraft.
Previously called TechX, Passport is
a parallel development to GE’s NG34
regional jet CF34 successor program.
Both leverage high-pressure compressor
CFM Leap
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Business & Commercial Aviation ■ May 2012 107
Engine Update
General Electric-Honda HF120
General Electric Passport
a nd t u rbi ne tech nolog y now bei ng
developed and tested in the eCore 2 —
an advanced gas generator technology
program that also forms the basis for
CFM’s Leap eng i ne for t he A irbus
A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX and Comac
C919 airliners.
GE passed the Toll Gate 3, or critical
design review, on the overall program
in October 2011 and has released initial
hardware for assembly of the first of
seven engines in the test program. The
f irst engine to test is set for second
quarter 2013, with first flight on a flying
testbed in 2014. Engine certification is
set for the following year.
General Electric-Honda HF120
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Recent testing includes validation
of the solid titanium, 52-in.-diameter
blisk (bladed disk) fan, thought to be the
largest unit of its type ever produced.
Up c o m i n g r i g -le v e l t e s t s i nc lude
fan-blade off, icing and aeromechanical
evaluation.
The Passport engine is designed to
have at least 8% lower specif ic f uel
consumption than current business jet
engines in the 10,000- to 20,000-lb.
thrust class, double-digit margin to
CAEP/6 regulations on all emissions
(NOx, smoke, hydrocarbons and CO)
a nd a ir t ra nspor t-l ike st a ndards of
reliability.
G e ne r a l E le c t r ic -Ho nd a’s H F120
t u rbofa n is u nder development for
the HondaJet light business aircraft.
Up u nt il last year t he prog ram was
aimed at delivering the first aircraft in
third quarter 2012, but HondaJet says
HF120 development issues have forced
GE-Honda to push engine certification
back to the second half of this year. The
knock-on delay means first deliveries of
the HondaJet have slipped by around
nine months to mid-2013.
The main issue has been susceptibility of fan blades to damage during ice
ingestion testing. GE-Honda developed
a revised fan with improved characteristics that successfully passed ice slab
operability tests in August 2011. The
engine was sent to GE’s recently opened
ice test facility in Winnipeg, Canada, in
March to resume certification work.
Despite the engine issue, flight testing
of the aircraft continues with the third
conforming aircraft (F2) joining the
flight test program in November 2011.
The aircraft is being used for mechanical
system tests. F3 will be the avionics and
electrical systems test aircraft while F4
will be allotted to tests of the cabin as
well as functional and reliability tests.
Honeywell HTF7000
Eight years after debuting on Bom–
bardier’s Challenger 300, the HTF7000
program is entering a major expansion
phase with a second new application
poised for ent r y-into-ser v ice and a
third entering flight tests. Honeywell’s
first all-new centerline engine since the
TFE731 of the 1970s, the HTF7000 is in
full-rate production for the Challenger
300 with more than 700 engines shipped
to-date.
More than 20 of these engines
have been retrofitted with the
low emissions Saber I combustor,
which is designed as a drop-in
replacement with greater durabilit y t han t he original unit.
A more advanced Saber I I
combustor is also in development
a nd a i me d at g oi n g s ome 20%
beyond the 30% reduction in nitrous
oxide emissions achieved with the first
Saber combustor.
Honeywell is meanwhile expanding
t he H T F 70 0 0 p r o d u c t io n l i ne t o
accommodate t he newly int roduced
HTF7250G variant for Gulfstream’s
super-m idsize G280 as wel l as t he
upcoming HTF7500E for Embraer’s
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Honeywell HTF7000
midsize Legacy 450/500. Certified in
March 2011, the HTF7250G shares the
same basic architecture as the HTF7000
but w it h a n i mprove d c ent r i f u g a l
compressor, Saber I combustor and
fan bypass intercooler inlet duct. The
G28 0 eng i ne is r ated for a h igher
7,445-lb.-thrust takeoff setting than
the 6,826-lb.-thrust baseline HTF7000
engine. Entry-into-service is expected
in mid-2012.
Honeywell expected to deliver seven
HTF7500Es to Embraer by mid-April to
support the Legacy flight test campaign.
Although originally due to begin flight
tests earlier in 2011, the first ground
runs were only completed at the very
end of la st yea r. T he H T F 750 0E ,
although essentially identical to the
HTF7250G, will be certified with
a lower t hrust rat ing of around
6,540 lb. The engine is, however,
slightly modified with features
to lighten the overall installed
weight a nd i mprove t ip
clearance and fuel efficiency.
Furt her of f, Honey well
continues notional studies
of h igher t h r u st eng i ne s
that build on the HTF7000
architecture but use more
a d v a n c e d t e c h n o l o g y.
Or ig i nally a imed at a n
H T F 10 0 0 d e m o n s t r a t o r
covering the 9,500-11,000 lb.
thrust class, the growth studies
were later extended to cover
potential engines all the way up
to 16,000 lb.
project in 2009, is designed to position
P&WC as a player in the apparently
recession-proof long-range business jet
market.
The company is therefore targeting
the 12,000-lb. to 16,000-lb. thrust class
with an emphasis at the upper end of
the bracket. With much of the heav y
lifting behind it in terms of core development, P&WC is developing a new
demonstrator that will not be a straightforward geared fan derivative, but rather
an advanced conventional t urbofan.
T he demon s t r ator w i l l merg e t he
PW800-based core of the commercial
PW1000G geared turbofan with a new
low-pressure spool. This configuration
is more optimized to the rapid climb
performance requirements of business
jets.
P&WC is keeping tight-lipped about
the details but is thought to have opted
for the larger core of the PW1500G —
currently in flight test for Bombardier’s
CSeries airliner. P&WC’s other choice,
the slightly smaller thrust PW1200G for
Mitsubishi’s Regional Jet, is set to begin
flight tests sometime in April.
P&WC declines to comment
on t he st at u s of t he
demonstrator,
wh ich, when
first revealed in mid-2011, was due to
run in early 2012. The company also
described reports of the selection of the
PW800 for Gulfstream’s secretive P42
clean-sheet G450 successor project as
“premature.”
Pratt & Whitney PW1000G family
P r at t & W h it n e y i s c o m m e n c i n g
assembly of the first PW1100G geared
turbofan, a future engine option for
the Airbus A320-based ACJ. To date,
Pratt has garnered over 2,500 orders
and opt ions for its geared t urbofan
series, which was launched with the
PW120 0 G a nd PW150 0 G versions
for Mitsubishi’s MRJ regional jet and
Bombardier CSeries respectively.
I n t he m id-t h r u st bat t le for t he
re-engined A320Neo with CFM, Pratt
is banking on experience gained from
these two smaller engine programs as
it develops t he larger PW1100G, as
well as the follow-on PW1400G for the
similarly sized Irkut MC-21.
The CSeries engine, mounted on one
Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800
Pratt & Whitey Canada has realigned
the focus for its next-generation business
eng i ne development toward h igher
thrust applications. The move, which
fol lows t he dem ise of t he PW810 powered large-cabin Cessna Columbus
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to optimize pressure across bearings and
seals that manage oil distribution and
aero leakage that are used for cooling.
The second flight test effort, lasting
26 flights and 130 hr., explored engine
handling, restart capability and modifications to improve the efficiency of the
compressor and fan. The changes were
concerned with clearance management,
thermal growth and tighter clearances,
as well as slight changes to the aerody na m ic prof i le of t he produc t ion
st a nda rd f a n blade. A t h i rd f l ight
test phase in “late summer” will f ly
the CSeries engine with the f ull-up
production nacelle and validate the final
electronic control logic.
Snecma Silvercrest
and SaM 146
SaM 146 engine
Silvercrest demonstrator assembly
of Pratt’s two Boeing 747SP testbeds,
meanwhile completed a second phase
of f lights at the company’s Mirabel,
Quebec, test facilit y in early March.
The first PW1200G MRJ engine to fly
was transported to Mirabel around the
same time in readiness for f light tests
that were scheduled to start in April.
Around 2,000 engine test hours have
so far been accumulated on the program,
1,300 hr. of which have been amassed
by five CSeries engines. Four MRJ test
engines have been built and run, and
together with rebuilds of two CSeries
and one MRJ engine, this means a total
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of 12 PW1000Gs have been built so far.
As with the CSeries and MRJ engine
test programs, the A320Neo effort will
involve eight engines with the first on
track to start tests in the fourth quarter
of this year. Following an initial 25 flight,
115 flight-hour test effort on the Boeing
747SP, the CSeries flight test engine was
returned to undertake ground tests with
a production Goodrich nacelle.
Design improvements and “minor
upgrades” were added prior to the start
of a cyclic endurance test covering 1,000
simulated f lights. Modifications were
made to the oil and lubrication system
Snecma’s long-term plan to penetrate
the business aviation market received
a valuable boost thanks to the launch
of the Sukhoi Business Jet at last year’s
NBAA convention in Las Vegas. Based
on the Superjet 100 airliner, the fly-bywire aircraft is powered by the 14,000to 17,500-lb.-thrust SaM 146 turbofan
produced jointly by Snecma and Russia’s
NPO Saturn. The first two aircraft will
be delivered for outfitting to the Comlux
Group completion center in Indianapolis
in early 2014.
Snecma’s main business aviation focus
remains on development of the 9,500to 12,000-lb.-thrust Silvercrest engine
for potential super-midsize and large
business jet applications. The project
emerged initially from studies into a
50-seat regional jet engine, and despite
the current doldrums in this sector,
the company still harbors ambitions to
ultimately develop versions for 40- to
60-seat passenger aircraft.
The project emerged in 2006 amid a
flurry of new 10,000-lb. engine projects
chasing a handful of embryonic midsize
and super-midsize concepts. One of
these was Dassault’s SMS twinjet, which,
to the surprise of the industry, selected
Rolls-Royce’s RB.282-3 as its engine
choice in 2007.
However, fol low i ng t he onset of
the global recession in 2008, Dassault
a nd Rol ls-Royce pa r ted way s over
t he French manufact urer’s decision
to slow development. As a result, the
engine contest was reopened in 2009
with the Silvercrest being tipped as the
most likely front-runner. Dassault has
targeted a certification date of 2016 for
the SMS. BCA
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2012 Avionics
Tablet computers and touch-screen avionics are making the
“portable cockpit” more productive and efficient than ever.
By Mal Gormley
malgormley@gmail.com
A
vionics makers, recognizing the
phenomenal popularity of inexpensive, go-any where, tabletbased applications, have been
feverishly developing ways to bring iPads
and Adroid-based "post-PC" mobile OS
tablet computers into business aircraft
cockpits.
Pilots, eager to replace their weighty
flight bags and cumbersome laptops are
enthusiastically adopting them. Electronic
f light bags, though still popular, will
likely give way to the even lighter tablets
since they feature longer battery life,
lower cost and greater flexibility. Some
vendors, such as Esterline CMC and DAC
International, have developed crossover
products that leverage the best features
of tablets and EFBs. Based on the number
of announcements by developers below,
they’re finding their way across the entire
spectrum of aircraft cockpits.
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W hile iPads can legally be used to
replace paper charts under FAR Part 91,
FA A approval is required for Part 135
and Part 91K fractional operators. As an
NBAA Information for Operators letter
points out, the FAA cautions, "Operators
transitioning to a paperless cockpit should
undergo an evaluation period during
which the operator should carry paper
backups of the material on the EFB."
The FA A also has issued a letter to
its Flight Standards District Offices
endorsing the process of approving Part
135 operators under specific guidelines.
The approval for one operator does not,
however, constitute a blanket approval for
all Part 135 or Part 91K operators; rather,
each must receive individual approval.
Meanwhile, at least two OEMs have
quietly added “Reset” buttons to their
offerings, indicating that a growing
number of pilots may be admit t ing
the need for a “fail safe” mode when
everything suddenly seems to be going to
south in a hurry.
With all of this in mind, what follows
are highlights of the many significant
avionics OEM product and avionicsrelated developments of t he last 12
months. The tables that accompany this
feature provide further details on many
of the products described.
ARINC Direct
ARINC Direct’s new iPad cockpit application includes streamlined access to
flight plans, weather information, charts
and NOTA Ms t hrough t he A R I NC
Direct portal. It updates and stores all
flight-relevant information automatically
each time a pilot logs on.
The ARINC app enables fast access
to flight-plan packages and trip records
by city pair, tail number and departure
date. Users can view D-ATIS, METARs,
TA Fs, NOTA Ms and winds aloft for
departure, arrival and alternate airports.
Airport diagrams, takeoff minimums,
instrument approach plates, DPs and
STARs are displayed from local storage.
Flight plans can be re-computed and
new fax packages generated for current
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conditions. Pilots can update flight plans
using the touch screen and email uploads
using “sign and send” technology available
with SwiftBroadband connectivity.
ARINC’s next release will feature background processing and downloading for
streamlined operation, as well as access to
D-ATIS and EADS Charts.
Aspen Avionics
Robinson R22, R44 and R66 customers
will soon have a glass cockpit option.
Dallas-based Aspen Avionics is making
its Evolution primary flight display (PFD)
system available as a factory option on all
three models of Robinson helicopters.
The option is expected to be available
late this year. Evolution is designed for
helicopter operations. Its features include:
➤ Solid-state AHRS technology
➤ Built-in 30-min. backup battery
➤ Built-in emergency GPS
➤ Digital HSI with moving map, GPS
flight plan overlay, ARC and 360 viewing
modes
➤ Integration with primary navigation
system, ADF, DME, VOR and autopilot
Aspen also offers a new Jeppesen terrain
database for the Evolution product line,
which improves resolution notably in
markets outside of the U.S. In addition,
the database resolves some limitations
experienced by some Evolution Synthetic
Vision (ESV ) customers, and expands
the ESV operation area worldwide. The
one-time terrain database upgrade is free
for Aspen customers with active Jeppesen
data subscriptions.
Meanwhile, Aspen’s new Connected
Pa nel tec h nolog y w i rele s sly l i n k s
mobile devices to certified avionics and
is compatible with the Garmin GNS
400W/500W series navigators. With this
new capability, Connected Panel-enabled
apps will be able to synchronize and
cross-fill flight plan data from an iPad
to Garmin GNS navigators. Connected
Pilot comprises hardware and software
components that can be integrated with
an Evolution 1500, 2000 or 2500 flight
display system.
Connected Panel integrates aviation
application data from personal handheld
dev ices w it h t he cer t if ied av ion ics
installed in an aircraft’s panel. This technology is enabled via Aspen’s Evolution
Flight Displays, which are interoperable
with a wide variety of avionics equipment
that exists within the general aviation
aircraft fleet.
All or part of Connected Panel functionality will be available for new and
leg ac y GPS nav igators, depend i ng
upon its ability to transmit and receive
data. For example, the Bendix/King by
Honeywell KSN 770 nav/com/GPS will
be fully integrated with Connected, with
functionality such as comm radio tuning
from the iPad, which may be unavailable
to other avionics not designed with the
Connected Panel architecture in mind.
Aviation Communication &
Surveillance Systems (ACSS)
To comply with European Aviation Safety
Agency (EASA) requirements for TCASequipped aircraft operating in European
airspace, ACSS, the Phoenix-based joint
venture between L-3 Communications
and Thales, has certified Change 7.1 for
all of its TCAS products, which include
the TCAS 2000, TCAS II, TCAS 3000SP
and T2CAS. Once Change 7.1 is installed,
operators will be compliant with the new
C119c TCAS standard.
T h e c o m p a n y ’s T C A S 3 0 0 0 S P
(Surveillance Processor) and RCZ-852
Mode S transponder recently secured type
certification as a customer option on the
Cessna Citation Mustang. TCAS 3000SP
is ACSS’s next-generation traffic alert
and collision avoidance system, complete
with Change 7.1 software. TCAS 3000SP
operators can upgrade the software in
the unit to include other safety avionics,
such as ADS-B. The RCZ-852 is a fullfeature ICAO Level 3 Mode S diversity
transponder optimized for regional and
corporate aircraft.
Avidyne IFD510
Avidyne
Avidyne has added a touch-screen FMS
to its lineup. The IFD510 SBAS/LPV/
RNP-capable GPS navigation system
is a slide-in replacement for existing
GPS500/W GPS-only navigators found
in many turboprop and light jet aircraft.
It is an extension of Avidyne’s recently
announced plug-and-play avionics line,
which includes the IFD540, touch-screen
FMS/GPS/nav/com. A ll of Avidyne’s
pa nel-mou nted av ion ics, i nclud i ng
the MX240 audio panel and A XP340
mode transponder with A DS-B Out,
are available with optional gray bezels
to match the other avionics in typical
turbine-class aircraft panels.
The C146c-TSOed IFD510 has the
same FMS as Avidyne’s Entegra Release
9 and the recently announced IFD540
FMS/GPS/nav/com. Featuring graphical
f light planning, the IFD510 provides
“one-touch” Victor airway and jet-route
navigation, GeoFill waypoint nomination
and FMS Vectors capability. FMS Vectors
provides fully coupled guidance through
all phases of flight without the manual
autopilot interaction and suspension of
f light plans typically associated with
legacy avionics.
The IFD510 supports Avidyne’s CMax
electronic approach charts and airport
diagrams, and also includes terrain
awareness and alerting as standard, with
an option for integrated Class-B TAWS
functionality.
The IFD510 provides 20% larger screen
area, 400% more pixels and an improved
Aspen Avionics Evolution 2500
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interface over existing GPS500/W-series
navigators. It is designed to integrate with
all existing equipment including PFDs,
EFIS, CDIs, HSIs, remote sensors,
discrete, autopilots, MFDs, etc.
The IFD510 has a retail price of $14,995
including tray and installation kit and is
expected to be available in the second half
of this year. The integrated TAWS-B
option is an additional $7,995. Add $1,000
for the gray bezel option.
Cobham plc
Cobham’s 3-D Synthetic Vision EFIS
has received Brazilian validation for
Aerospatiale AS350/355 model series
helicopters, allowing for aftermarket
installation in that country. The EFIS had
previously received validation for Bell 206
and 407 helicopters.
The fully digital EFIS from Integrated
Systems, a business unit of Cobham
Commercial Systems, offers features
such as an integrated helicopter terrain
awareness and warning system (HTAWS),
an integrated FMS, Highway-In-The-Sky
(HITS) predictive flight director, and
hover vector.
DAC International
DAC I nter nat ional, a subsidiar y of
Greenwich AeroGroup, has introduced an
interface unit to bridge the gap between a
Class II EFB tablet computer and aircraft
power and data.
DAC engineers designed the interface
called GDC64, certified for use on Part
25 business and transport jets. As such, it
is approved for connection to any of the
aircraft’s +28 volt power buses, and with
four ARINC 429 input ports, the GDC64
can provide a wealth of information to an
iPad or other tablet computers, including
navigation and air data information.
Esterline CMC
CMC Electronics recently shipped its
500th SureSight enhanced vision system
(EVS) sensor. The SureSight CMA-2600
and CMA-2700 offer enhanced situational
awareness in adverse visual conditions and
enable operators to take advantage of
regulations expanding the operational
capabilities of EVS-equipped aircraft.
The CMA-2600 sensor is in use on the
Bombardier Global Express and Global
5000; Dassault Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X;
and the BBJ.
A ccord i ng to C MC , it s recent ly
certified CMA-2700 sensor offers the
highest resolution available for an EVS
sensor and four times the resolution of
other systems. It features state-of-theart digital image processing, including
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dynamic non-uniformit y corrections
and, CMC says, it is the first EVS fully
compliant to ARINC 818 Avionics Digital
Video Bus standards. The sensor is part of
Bombardier’s Global Vision cockpit.
CMC also received FAA STC approval
to install its Class 2 PilotView EFB on
the BBJ aircraft. The certification covers
a dual installation enabling paperless
cockpit operations, including aircraft
data, procedures manuals and interactive
electronic charts.
The PilotView EFB stays powered
during all f light phases and integrates
with a number of aircraft systems. The
self-contained system features an Intel
Dual Core i7 processor, LED-backlit
display, and 10.4-in. touch screen. The
EFB integrates with the ACSS ADS-B
sensor technology and SafeRoute applications to deliver airport moving map
with own-ship position for taxiing. It
is also approved for real-time ACARS
messaging over VHF-based and satellite
services.
Over 25 STCs are available for the
PilotView on aircraft ranging from the
Embraer Legacy 600/650 up to the BBJ.
I n addit ion, C MC’s new Ta ndem
combines the communication and file
processing capabilities of PDAs such
as the iPad with PilotView. Tandem is
designed to support f light planning,
brief ing and EFB applicat ions data
management activities for crews who want
to use their PC tablets or PDAs on the
ground and their Class 2/3 installed EFBs
on the aircraft. Tandem allows users to
leverage the capabilities of advanced
PDAs in terms of applications, connectivity (Wi-Fi, 3/4G) and data storage
support.
Free Flight Systems
Waco, Texas-based FreeFlight Systems,
manufacturer of nav management and
other avionics systems, has received
ETSO-C287 from EASA for its RA-4000
and R A- 4500 radar alt imeters. The
systems consist of a remote unit and dual
antennas, and provide AGL information
from 2,500 ft. down to ground level.
Both radar altimeters can interface to
FreeFlight Systems’ RAD-40 stand-alone
digital display. The RA-4500 also offers
ARINC 429 output allowing interface
with EFIS and flight director systems.
According to FreeFlight, the precision
of the RA-4500 is exceptional even over
“soft” terrain such as high grass, blowing
sand or water.
The RA-4500 meets the radar altimeter
regulation JAR-OPS 3.660 in Europe.
Meanwhile, ECT Industries has STCs
u nder way for t he R A- 450 0 i n t he
Eurocopter AS350 and AS355, and expects
certification soon. The RA-4000 offers
a serial interface, weighs 1.9 lb., and is
priced at $8,665. The RA-4500 offers an
ARINC 429 interface, weighs 1.9 lb., and
is priced at $9,925.
Garmin
Garmin Pilot, a new aviation app for the
iPad, iPhone and Android-based mobile
devices, offers complete navigation, trip
planning, DUATS filing, EFB capabilities
and aviation weather information for the
U.S. and Canada.
Pilots can overlay weather on the map,
add text-based weather widgets and use
the NavTrack feature to look ahead along
the planned route to preview weather
conditions. Using their DUATS account,
pilots can receive and log FAA-approved
weather briefings that meet legal briefing
requirements. Using the built-in GPS
receiver or compatible external receiver
(sold separately), Garmin Pilot provides
f u l l en route nav c apabi l it y on it s
moving map, while showing ETE, ETA,
crosstrack error, distance to waypoint and
current position.
Additionally, Garmin Pilot includes
I FR h igh a nd low en route cha r t s,
sectionals and Garmin FliteCharts.
Optional geo-referenced FliteCharts and
SafeTaxi diagrams are available to assist
in navigating approach procedures and
unfamiliar airports, and all charts can be
Free Flight Systems RA-4500 with ARINC 429 interface,
mounting tray, dual antennas, and RAD-40 Radar Altimeter Display
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downloaded to the device for easy
access while in flight.
Meanwhile, Garmin's new G5000
integrated f light deck system,
which Cessna has selected for its
Citation Ten flagship, is intended
for use aboard a broad range of
professionally flown aircraft. The
user interface is based upon lessons
learned from Garmin's G1000 and
G3000 systems used on smaller
aircraft, but with hardware and
software upgrades required for jet
transport operations. Significantly,
Garmin plans to develop a full line
of complementary avionics for the
G5000 so that it won't have to rely
upon outside avionics firms to fill
in critical gaps in its product mix.
The success of Garmin’s 3000
series was due to development of
its Vehicle Management System
(VMS), a 5.7-in., full-color, touchscreen controller with iPhonelike icons in place of the myriad
buttons and line select keys found
on convent ion a l C DUs . T he
G5000 retains the pilot interface
of the G3000, as well as upgrades Garmin Pilot iPad app
required for Part 25 aircraft.
Garmin has also revealed its new solid- disengages when the aircraft returns to
state, GW X 70 Doppler t urbulence its normal flight.
detect ion weat her radar, boast ing a
50-watt, 300-nm range ARINC 708A
Gulfstream Aerospace
spec system with higher gain and lower Gulfstream Aerospace recently introduced
noise than most solid-state weather radars its PlaneBook app, an iPad document
aboard air transport category aircraft. management system that provides pilots
The combination makes it better able access to critical flight information and
to suppress ground clutter, resulting in aircraft-specif ic documents, such as
improved turbulence detection.
the Airplane Flight Manual, Operating
In addition, Garmin now offers elec- Manual, pilot checklist and the Quick
tronic AC-U-KWIK airport directory Reference Handbook (QRH). The elecdata on its G500, G600, G500H, G3X, tronic version of the QRH, which includes
G300, G900X, G950, G1000, G1000H, emergency flight procedures, serves as the
G2000, G3000 and G5000 glass flight master document that links to all other
decks. The data of more t han 7,800 documents for easy cross-referencing.
airports globally include information
Wit h PlaneBook pilots can create
on FBOs and handlers, fuel providers, and add their own content, including
customs information, ground trans- checklists, standard operating procedures
portation, charter companies, catering and other reference materials. In addition,
services and more.
since documents and manuals are downMeanwhile, Garmin has received EASA loaded straight to an iPad, users will have
validation of its Electronic Stabilit y offline access to all of their important
and Protection (ESP) and Iridium data information.
link in G1000-equipped King Air 200
and B200 models. ESP is an electronic
Honeywell
monitoring and exceedance-correcting Honeywell’s Primus Epic-based EASy II
technology for Garmin integrated flight software package for the Dassault Falcon
decks that seamlessly helps prevent the 900 EASy now includes SmartView SVS
onset of stalls and spins, steep spirals or and Required Navigation Performance —
other loss-of-control conditions should Approval Required (RNP-AR).
the pilot become distracted, disoriented
EASy II is the second application of
or incapacitated. ESP inputs can be easily SmartView, which relies on Honeywell’s
overridden manually and the system enhanced ground proximity warning
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system ( EGPWS). The satellite
ba sed aug ment at ion s y stem —
localizer performance with vertical
g u id a nc e (SBA S -L P V ) i s a l s o
available with EASy II and provides
ver t ic a l g u ida nce du r i ng LPV
approaches. In addition, EASy II is
compatible with the European SBAS
— t he European Geostat ionar y
Nav igat ion O verlay Ser v ice
(EGNOS), a recently implemented
system that allows more flights to
carry out precision approaches at
European airports safely and efficiently. EGNOS is similar to the
Wide Area Augmentation System
(WAAS) available in the U.S.
A lso included with EASy II is
Honey well’s Smart Ru nway and
Automatic Descent Mode features.
SmartRunway is designed to help
reduce the risk of runway excursions
by providing alerts when the aircraft
is approaching the runway either too
high, too fast or is not configured
properly. Automatic Descent Mode
activates automatically in the event
of cabin depressurization at high
altitude. In case of crew incapacitation,
the autopilot immediately guides the
aircraft to a safer altitude at maximum
velocity.
Later this year Dassault expects to
release an upgrade for installation of
EASy II features on new production
Falcon 900LX aircraft and on existing
Falcon 900 EASy series aircraft.
Innovative Solutions
& Support (IS&S)
Philadelphia-based IS&S is teaming
up with Eclipse Aerospace to provide
Vantage Premier avionics suites for the
EA500 and EA550 business jets. IS&S
will supply the airframe maker with PFDs
and MFDs as well as integrated FMS and
EFBs on the two Eclipse models.
Thirteen talented microprocessors
in the IS&S displays control all major
aircraft systems including electronic
circuit breakers, radios, transponders
and radars. FMS precision navigation,
coupled auto-throttle, full V NAV and
synthetic vision give the Eclipse twinengine jet impressive performance. The
aircraft-specific synoptic pages provide
for a graphical presentation and control
of all major subsystems including calculations for takeoff/landing performance
as well as weight and balance. The FMS
features include:
➤ Coupled WAAS/LPV approaches
➤ Full RNP 0.1 compliance
➤ Requ i red t i me of a r r i v a l (4 -D
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trajectory to each waypoint)
➤Fu l l y c oupled f l ight prof i le
performance-based VNAV
➤ Autothrottle controls
➤ Dual FMS wit h sy nt het ic DM E
capability
➤ Dual IS&S Beta 3 GPS receivers
➤ The integrated electronic flight bag
features include:
➤ Airport diagrams and approach
➤ Moving maps
➤ XM satellite weather
➤ Electronic checklists
➤ Display and control of enhanced
vision system
Video data are presented on the highresolution 15-in. multifunction LCD.
Meanwhile, IS&S is offering cockpit
makeovers for Boeing 737-300/-400/-500
series aircraft with its cockpit/IP flat panel
display system. The cockpit upgrade of
the 737 replaces aging flight instruments
on the FPDS, using a 10.4-in. display
architecture that provides enhanced situational awareness through greater access to
navigational aids. It also offers increased
functionality, reduced crew workload,
weight reduction and improved dispatch
capability. This program complements
the FPDS already in service on more than
100 757/767 aircraft.
The 737 FPDS offers an open architecture f lat-panel display system that
allows operators to upgrade their aircraft
to a glass flight deck while leaving thirdparty avionics installed in the aircraft,
thereby minimizing costs and downtime.
International
Communications Group (ICG)
ICG is teaming with Overlook Consulting
Inc. to bring operational approval services
to pilots and flight departments that have
a need for Future Air Navigation System
(FANS1/A) and polar routing solutions
using ICG’s NxtLink Series ICS-120A
and ICS-220A Iridium transceivers.
FANS-equipped aircraft enjoy preferred
assigned and user preferred routing,
dynamic rerouting, weather deviations,
access to polar routes and improved ATC
communications, all of which reduce
the cost of flight in oceanic and remote
airspace.
The company noted that two of the
North Atlantic Tracks will likely become
FANS-only by the end of 2012 with other
tracks to follow. In addition, aircraft
operating with FANS by February 2014
will be exempt from Europe’s Link 2000
requirements. ICG’s NxtLink Series
ICS-120A and ICS-220A transceivers
provide the communications required to
meet the respective mandates.
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IS&S is teaming up with Eclipse Aerospace to provide Vantage Premier avionics suites for the EA500
and EA550 business jets.
Overlook Consulting has provided
certification policy and approvals for the
U.S. Air Force FANS 1/A fleet of more
than 14 different aircraft types. The organization has decades of involvement in the
creation of aviation industry standards as
part of the RTCA, AEEC, ICAO, IATA
and similar organizations, including
development of virtually all of the FANS
1/A technical criteria.
Jeppesen
Jeppesen recently completed a successful
rapid decompression test of an iPad as
part of the program to obtain FAA authorization for inf light use of Jeppesen’s
mobile app solutions on the iPad. (To see a
video that shows the rapid decompression
test and discusses EFB hardware qualification, visit YouTube.com and search
for “Jeppesen and Garwood Labs Rapid
Decompression Test.”)
M e a n w h i l e , J e p p e s e n’s M o b i l e
FliteDeck iPad app for consumer use is
available for free download for Jeppesen
digital data subscribers through Apple’s
A pp Store or at w w w.it u ne s.com /
appstore/. To use the app, customers
need a JeppView or Express JeppView
subscription.
In related news, The House of Jepp
has rolled out a new Web-based Runway
Analysis service that provides aviation
operators with f light critical airport,
runway and aircraft performance information. The service provides takeoff and
landing performance calculations for a
specific aircraft at a given runway, with
specific temperature, wind and runway
conditions around the world. Detailed
obst acle i nfor mat ion i n t he
departure path of airport
r u nways a nd special
depar t u re procedu res
for each runway also are
included. Additionally,
calcu lat ions adv ise
t he operator what t he
maximum takeoff weight is for each
specific departure.
The Airport Data service is available
for use with an onboard performance
tool or EFB. Jeppesen Airport Data is
compatible with several aircraft systems,
including the Boeing OPT, Airbus LPC
and Embraer OPERA, and also can be
used by systems that accept Teledyne,
PACE a nd sta ndard X M L for mat s.
Data are updated every 28 days, and the
information complies with the Standard
Computerized Airplane Performance
(SCAP) industry standard.
L-3 Avionics Systems
L-3 Avionics Systems and Astronautics
Corp. of America (Astronautics) have
teamed to introduce an EFB loaded with
charting and moving map applications.
Using Astronautics’ newest EFB, the
Class 3 N E X IS Flight-I ntelligence
System, combined with L-3-developed
software technology, the EFB provides
own-ship position display in relationship
to air traffic, terrain, weather and airport
features. The app allows for building
enhanced chart clip lists by preselecting
standard terminal procedure charts,
arrival and departure charts, and airport
relative to the flight plan.
Built using an open software architecture, the new charting application
can use any database, including Jeppesen,
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Lido/RouteManual and Navtech.
And here’s a milestone: L-3 Avionics
has produced the 60,000th Stormscope
Weather Mapping System, a product
continuously manufactured since its
1976 introduction to general aviation.
First released as the Ryan — later the
BF Goodrich — Stormscope WX-7, the
instrument (as well as the similar Insight
Strikefinder) has become an industry
standard for severe weather detection in
light aircraft.
Not ably, at a Wash i ng ton, D.C .,
ceremony last mont h, t he A i rcraf t
Electronics Association (AEA) awarded
Stormscope inventor Paul Ryan with its
Lifetime Achievement Award.
Max-Viz
Max-Viz and Aggressive Insurance of
Irving, Texas, are offering a 5% discount
on aviation insurance policies written
through Aggressive Insurance for the
entire premium of any aircraft equipped
w it h a M a x-V i z E n h a nc e d V i s ion
System (EVS). Aggressive Insurance
(www.aggressiveaviation.com) provides
insurance for owners of smaller, pistondriven aircraft.
“In case after case, Max-Viz Enhanced
Vision System technology has resulted
in increased situational awareness and
definitely improves operational safety and
accident/incident avoidance," states Brian
Bozick of Aggressive Insurance. “It is clear
that the inclusion of safety technology
is a mindset and evidence of proactive
thinking by operators and pilots. These
prove to be t he owners who are the
most careful and considerate of their
passengers, their plane and exposures on
the ground.
“We believe that recognizing owners of
this type who use EVS and other safety
equipment should be rewarded with lower
insurance costs,” Bozick adds. Hard to
argue with that logic.
Bob Yerex, vice president of sales for
Max-Viz, states, “Both Max-Viz and
Aggressive Insurance recognize that
EVS is not the only answer in mitigating
the hazards of reduced visibilit y and
nighttime operations; however, it is one
of the only technologies that provide
this level of overall sit uational
awareness.”
navAero
Su nd s v a l l , No r w a y- b a s e d
navAero will supply TU If ly
Nord ic, t he la rgest cha r ter
company in Sweden, with its
tBagC22 EFB for the carrier’s
Boeing 737-800 and 767-300
fleets.
The contracted navAero EFB
architect ure includes crossconnected dual tBagC22 EFB
systems with the newly commercialized tPad2000 display. The
systems will also include the
navA ero - de sig ned U M T S/
HSDPA /3G cellular communications modem module to enable
data transfer on the ground.
TUIfly Nordic plans to equip the EFBs
with the Lufthansa Lido/eRouteManual
sof t ware su ite and t he T U I Group
Aircraft Performance Software. It will
also integrate its operational document
browser soft ware on t he EFB. This
is part of a proprietary solution for the
Windows PC, Mac OS X and iPhone/
iPad platforms used by f light crews to
have offline access and stay up to date
with company manuals, briefs and operational notices.
Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH
A new fiber-optic inertial nav system/
global positioning system (INS/GPS)
developed by Northrop Grumman’s
LITEF GmbH nav systems subsidiary
has been selected by Cessna Aircraft for
installation on its upgraded Citation Ten.
An improved version of the company's
successful LCR-100, the LCR-100N
prov ides nav ig at ion i nfor mat ion
regarding the aircraft's position, heading
and attitude, even when GPS data are
not available. The LCR-100N also offers
the precise navigation needed for RNP
airspace.
The LCR-100N consists of a
hybrid navigator unit that
accepts GPS position and
velocity data, a calibration
dev ice and a mount ing
tray. Production deliveries
will commence this year.
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LCR-100
Rockwell Collins
For the third year in a row, Cedar Rapids,
Iowa-based Rockwell Collins was selected
as one of t he World’s Most Et hical
Companies by the Ethisphere Institute,
a lead i ng i nter nat iona l t h i n k-t a n k
dedicated to the creation, advancement
and sharing of best practices in business
ethics, corporate social responsibility,
anti-corruption and sustainability.
Meanwhile, Collins is bringing the
capabilities of its Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system to air transport
and military aircraft. The system integ rates a nd displays essent ial f light
information through high-integrit y
head-up guidance featuring synthetic
and enhanced vision, and large-format
(15-in.) LCD PFDs. This latest configuration of Pro Line Fusion includes touchcontrol primar y displays, integrated
head-up synthetic vision and autonomous
backup flight control modes. Additional
features include MultiScan weather threat
detection and full integration with Ascend
flight information.
Pro Line Fusion was certified in June
2011 on the Bombardier Global 6000.
The system has been selected for 11
aircraft thus far and will be available as
a display retrofit for turboprops and light
jets equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro
Line 21 avionics.
In addition to touch-control PFDs,
Pro Line Fusion’s features will include
Rockwell Collins’ HGS-3500 head-up
guidance system (HGS) with synthetic
vision for light- to midsize business
aircraft. Additionally, Pro Line Fusion
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provide a new MIL-STD version of
its Sandel HeliTAWS wire and terrain
a ler t i ng s y stem — de sig n ated t he
ST3453H — for forward-fit installation
aboard the new S-70i Black Hawk helicopter in mid-2012. The commercial
ST3400H HeliTAWS is the industry's
first multi-hazard avoidance system for
helicopters that protects against terrain,
wires and obstacles, and is the only terrain
avoidance system certified for nuisancefree operation below en route altitudes.
Unique features of HeliTAWS include
its WireWatch wire-strike avoidance
capabilit y; Tr u A ler t tech nolog y to
eliminate nuisance alerts; and a choice
of pilot-selectable modes of operation.
The new HeliTAWS ST3453H model
incorporates all t he feat ures of t he
commercial version and MIL-STD-3009
NVIS, MIL-STD-810E Environmental
Q u a l if ic at ion a nd a bu i lt-i n
MIL-STD-1553B bus interface.
Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system
features the company’s MultiScan Threat
Detect ion System a nd autonomous
one-touch emergency control, and is
globally networked with Ascend flight
information services.
Rockwell Collins recently unveiled its
new Flight Manager app for the iPad and
its Ascend Dashboard integrated desktop
solution for Ascend information users.
The Ascend Dashboard is an integrated
desktop computer program for flight ops
directors that provides an at-a-glance view
of all the aircraft in the fleet, current and
upcoming trips, the status of electronic
database updates and fleet maintenance
monitoring.
The full range of Ascend flight
information solutions includes:
➤ FOS schedule and dispatch
software
➤ Regional and international
trip support
➤ Fuel pricing and ser v ice
information
➤A i r c r a f t I n f or m at io n
Ma nager (A I M ) w ireless
content updates, including FMS
databases
➤ Flight Watch for dedicated
meteorologist services
➤ Personalized expert services
such as ground handling and
compliance assistance
Sandel
Sandel Avionics 3-ATI SN3500
and 4 -ATI SN4500 primar y
navigation displays have been
TSOed for their roll-steering
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software upgrades. The pilot-selectable
feature works with an aircraft's autopilot
or flight director and compatible GPS or
FMS unit to automatically make smooth,
hands-off turns while flying a sequence of
GPS waypoints.
The new roll-steering function, which
requ ires f ield loading sof t ware but
no wiring or modification to existing
SN3500/SN4500 installations, also flies
holding patterns, GPS approach entries
and other maneuvers not supported by
standard autopilot tracking modes.
The Vista, Calif.-based manufacturer
also has been chosen by Sikorsk y to
Universal Avionics Systems Corp.
Now celebrating its 30th year, Universal
Avionics has received registration to
Aerospace Standard ISO-9001:2008/
A S910 0 C , s ig n i f y i ng it me et s t he
standards for Qualit y Management
System requirements for Aviation, Space
and Defense Organizations. Compliance
with this quality standard serves to ensure
improved product qualit y, customer
satisfaction, supplier control, program
management, risk management and
manufacturing efficiencies through the
implementation and use of thoroughly
documented and controlled processes and
procedures.
Me a nw h i le , Un i ver s a l’s ne w
Vision-1+ synthetic vision system
(SVS) expands on the proven
t e c h nolog y of Un i v e r s a l’s
original Vision-1 SVS, with
feature upgrades that include
depa r t u re a nd de st i n at ion
runway depiction, new highresolution terrain database and
extended runway centerline.
Updated ha rdwa re a nd
sof t ware combine to enable
the high-resolution display of
runways for origin and destin at ion a i r p or t s. V i sion-1+
runway sy mbolog y includes
threshold and identifier information, plus a 7.5-nm extended
centerline to assist in orientation
in the terminal area. Terrain
and runways are presented in
15 arc-second data resolution
Sandel Avionics 4-ATI SN4500
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worldwide with three times the coverage
of six arc-second data in the vicinity of
airports. Runway depictions are viewed
from the Vision-1+ Egocentric View,
which provides t he pilot a for wardlooking perspective. Vision-1+ is available
for new product installations and upgrades
to the existing Vision-1 SVS.
T he ne w Ho nd aJet w i l l f e at u r e
Universal Avionics cockpit voice and
flight data recorders as a factory option.
T he new C V F DR meet s emerg i ng
requ irements for cock pit voice and
digital flight data recording presented by
the NTSB and the newest FAA TSOs.
Universal’s CVFDR line has been selected
by most major aircraft OEMs including
Bombardier, Embraer, Gulfst ream,
Hawker Beechcraft, Learjet and Sikorsky.
Operators who anticipate use of FANScompliant avionics should note that
Universal Avionics has partnered with
Air Training International Ltd. (ATI)
to provide FANS operational training
for the UniLink UL-800/801 Airborne
Data-link System. Universal Avionics has
committed to provide guidance for its
customers during the FANS operational
approval process, and this unique collaboration with ATI will help operators meet
the necessary training requirements.
Mea nwh i le, Un iversa l’s Un i Li n k
UL-80X Communication Management
Un it (C M U ) a nd ne w A i rb or ne
Data-link System provide operation and
cont rol of d ig it a l
communications between
t he p i lo t a nd AT C .
T he U L - 8 0X a f f ord s
data-link opportunities
f or me s s a g i n g, f l ight
p l a n u p l o a d i n g, p r e depar t u re a nd ot her
clea r a nce s, autom at ic
position reporting, ETA
updates, digital ATIS and
text weather information
such as TAF, METARs,
SIGMETs, winds aloft
and TW IP. Developed
in full compliance with
D O -17 8 B L e v e l C
guidelines and FANS 1/A
standards, the UL-80X
is a lso prov isioned to
comply with the European
Li n k 20 0 0+ ma ndate
(2015).
Upcom ing mandates
have prompted increased Universal’s Vision-1+ Synthetic Vision System (SVS)
interest in Universal’s
UniLink UL-80X among operators in Universal’s fixed-wing flat-panel display
affected regions. The mandate in the system and high-vibration environment
North Atlantic, requiring Controller Pilot hardware, the EFI-890H can be installed
Data Link Communications (CPDLC) in single or multiple display architectures.
and Automatic Dependent Surveillance- The EFI-890H includes a Collective
Contract (A DS-C) wit hin specif ied Cue feature and X-Video Night Vision
areas brings the need for international Imaging System (N V IS) capabilities.
operators to receive academic and opera- When integrated with Universal Avionics’
tional use training for their FANS opera- Multi-Mission Management System, the
tional approval. ATI will offer training operator has the ability to fly six distinct
in Dallas, at the customers’ location or search patterns. Its features are suited
online. (For further information, go to search and rescue, reconnaissance,
to www.trainati.com or call (817) surveillance, maritime patrol, border
patrol, geophysical survey and f light
447-7564.)
Also, Universal now offers inspection missions. The unit will be
it s E F I- 89 0H f l at-pa nel approved for the Sikorsky S-76A, S-76C,
d isplay for hel icopter s. S-61L, S-61N and UH-60L; Bell 212,
Wit h soft ware based on 412, 412EP and 412CF; and Eurocopter
EC-155, Dauphin N1 and N3, and AS-332
Universal Cockpit Voice/Flight
helicopters.
Data Recorder (CVFDR)
Just Phone It In
The age of the portable cockpit is upon
us, in the form of the many talented tablet
computer apps developed for use in the
front offices of everything from Bonanzas
to Boeings. What’s next?
Perhaps this item on Discovery.com
might provide a clue: A group of Boeing
engineers teamed with students at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s
Humans and Automation Lab to build
an iPhone app called the Micro Aerial
Vehicle Visualization of Unexplored
Environments, or MAV-VUE. The app
can fly a drone remotely, as demonstrated
by the controllers in Seattle who were
piloting the drone, which was airborne at
MIT in Cambridge, Mass. BCA
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VHF PANEL-MOUNT TRANSCEIVERS
Manufacturer
Garmin International
1200 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062
(800) 800-1020
(913) 397-8200
Fax: (913) 397-8282
www.garmin.com
Model
Channels
Power Output
(peak W)
Units/Weight (lb.)
TSO
Channel Display
Power Required
Size (in.)
SL40
760
8
1/2.0
C37d
C38d
C128d
LED
10-40 VDC
6.25 x 1.3 x 10.5
760
8
1/2.25
C34e, C36e, C40c,
C66c, 37d, C38d,
C128
LED
10-40 VDC
6.25 x 1.3 x 10.5
Bendix/King
KY 97A
760
7 nominal
1/2.9
C37c
C38c
LCD; nvm
14 VDC
6.25 x 1.3 x 10.5
Bendix/King
KY 196A
760
16 nominal
1/3.2
C37c
C38c
LED
28 VDC
6.3 x 1.35 x 10.8
Bendix/King
KY 197A
760
10 nominal
1/3.2
C37c
C38c
LED; nvm
14 VDC
6.3 x 1.35 x 10.8
Bendix/King
KY 96A
760
7 nominal
1/2.9
C37c, C38c
LCD, non-volitile
28 VDC
6.25 x 1.3 x 10.5
Bendix/King
KY 196B
2280
18 nominal
1/3.2
Price
Remarks
$1,995
Auto-leveling; auto-squelch; stuckmic protection; remote-mic keying
and channel call-up.
$4,395
SL30
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
C37c
C38c
LED; nvm
28 VDC
Built-in two-place VOX intercom
and standby frequency monitoring
functions.
Build-in two-place VOX intercom and
standby frequency functions. Nav/
comm unit with standby frequency
monitoring provides full VHF functionality.
$3,616
Active/standby frequncy stored
channels. LCD 14 V.
$5,312
Active/standby frequency; stored
channels; LED, 28 V.
$5,374
LED, NVM
$3,164
Active/standby frequency, stored
channels, LED, 28 VDC.
$7.246
Active/standby frequency; stored
channels; LED 28 VDC.
6.3 x 1.35 x 10.8
VHF REMOTE-MOUNT TRANSCEIVERS
Manufacturer
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
Model
Frequency
Display
TSO
Bendix/King
KTR 908
Units/Weight (lb.)
Price
Frequency Storage
Size or Form Factor
Power Required
gas discharge
2/4.3
$21,483
Xmit Power (W)
20
C37c
C38c
2 (9 channels);
118.0 - 151.975 MHz
opt.
VHF-22A
CTL-22G gas
discharge 2x5
serial digital tuning
C37c
C38c
8 frequencies; nvm
VHF-422A
CTL-22G gas discharge
1.8 x 5.0 x 11.8
28 VDC
2/5.8
$18,944
3/8 ATR-SL
28 VDC
2/5.8
$18,936*
20
20
C37c
C38c
8 frequencies; nvm
3/8 ATR-SL
28 VDC
VHF-22C
CTL-22D gas
discharge;
2 x 5 serial tuning
2/5.8
$21,864*
C37c, C38c
8 frequencies; nvm
3/8 ATR-SL
28 VDC
VHF-422C
CTL-22D gas discharge
2/5.8
$23,696*
C37c
C38c
8 frequencies; nvm
3/8 ATR-SL
28 VDC
20
20
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Remarks
Includes KFS 598A control with
digital display of active/standby
frequencies, flip-flop 118.0151.975 MHz.
Built-in diagnostics;
VHF-22B, 118.0-151.975 MHz.
Operates in 25 kHz tuning
movements; includes CTL-22.
Built-in dignostics. *BCA
estimate.
Built-in diagnostics; VHF-22D
118.0-151.975 MHz, $24,036.
VHF-22D. 8.33 kHz/25 kHz
tuning; includes CTL-22C. *BCA
estimate.
Built-in diagnostics; compatible only with CSDB or ARINC
429 controls; VHF-422D,
118.0-151.975 MHz, $21,756.
8.33/25 kHz tuning; includes
CTL-22C. *BCA estimate.
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VHF REMOTE-MOUNT TRANSCEIVERS
Manufacturer
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
Model
Frequency
Display
TSO
Frequency Storage
VHF-4000
CTL-22
gas discharge
Xmit Power
(W)
Units/Weight (lb.)
Price
Size or Form Factor
Power Required
2/4.7
see remarks
20
C37d
C38d
8 frequencies; nvm
2.5 MCU
28 VDC
VHF-4000E
CTL-22C
gas discharge
2/4.7
$21,892$26,264*
C37d
C38d
8 frequencies; nvm
2.5 MCU
28 VDC
VHF-422D
Transceiver
gas discharge
2/5.8
$30,168*
3/8 ATR-SL
28 VDC
24.7
$68,620
20
VHF-4000
Transceiver
CVC-152
8.33/25 kHz
gas discharge
2/5 MCU
color LCD
1/0.75
$4,347*
2.50 x 3.15 x 4.29
5 VDC, 5 VAC or
28 VDC
N/A
control display
Cobham Electronics
(formerly Wulfsberg)
6400 Wilkinson Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 708-1550
(928) 541-7627
www.wulfsberg.com
CCN-955
see remarks
CVC-151
FliteLine
118-136 MHz
118-11.975 MHz
C169
color LCD
Built-in diagnostics;
compatible only with CSDB or
ARINC 429 controls. Options:
101 adds 118.0-151.975 +
8.33; includes CTL-22C. 301
adds
Mode A/2 data; includes CTL22C. *BCA estimate.
*BCA estimate.
20
8.33/25 kHz
Built-in diagnostics; compatible
only with CSDB or ARINC 429
controls. Options: 001 baseline: includes CTL-22.
101 adds 8.33: includes CTL22C. 201 adds Mode A/2 data;
includes CTL-22.
301 adds 8.33 and Mode A/2
data: includes CTL-22C.
Prices range from $13,976 to
$21,892.* *BCA estimate.
*BCA estimate.
20
C37c
C38c
Remarks
1/0.75
$7,643*
2.50 x 3.15 x 4.29
5 VDC, 5 VAC,
28 VDC
1/3.3
$14,461*
4.10 x 2.40 x 13.33
18 - 33 VDC
N/A
20
Gray or black panel. *BCA
estimate.
Optional multi-function display;
color LCD displays nav and
comm data. *BCA estimate.
ARINC 429 bus interface;
8.33 or 25 kHz spacing; FM
immunity; auto-tune capability.
FMS and radio management
interface capability VDL Mode
2 & 3 provisions; color LCD
shows nav and comm data.
*BCA estimate.
HF TRANSCEIVERS
Manufacturer
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Model
Frequency Range
TSO
Channels
HF-1050
2-29.999
Xmit Power
(W)
Units/Weight (lb.)
Price
Size or Form Factor
Power Required
4/29.9
$80,581
KRX 1053 Receiver/Exciter:
5.56 lb; 10.8 x 3.1 x 5.0
C31d
C32d
280,000
200 PEP
(SSB)
KPA 1052 Power Amplifier:
6.67 lb;
12.7 x 7.2 x 1.8
28 VDC
KAC antenna coupler:
9.87 lb;
13.0 x 4.7 x 9.87
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
HF 9000 System
C31d
C32d
2 - 29.9999
SSB/AM
AM data
280,000;
99 operator programmable; 176 ITU
r/t programmed
3/27.5
selectable
power output
10.50,
175 PEP
controller:
2.625 x 5.75 x 5.85
transceiver:
7.625 x 5.55 x 12.60
antenna coupler:
7.6 x 3.8 x 13.0
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$99,980*
28 VDC
Remarks
Delivers 200 W PEP transmitter
power and four squelch options.
“Once tuned, always tuned”
coupler capability provides
<20 millisecond response.
PS-440 controller provides 99
user-programmable channels,
clarifier functional and coupler
tune status.
Fiberoptic interface; rapid-tune
antenna coupler (40 millisecond computer training); BITE.
Includes HF receiver/transmitter
antenna coupler and radiotuning unit.
*Special order price and delivery
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HORIZONTAL SITUATION INDICATORS/COMPASS SYSTEMS
Manufacturer
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
Sandel Avionics
2401 Dogwood Way
Vista, CA 92081
(877) 726-3357
(760) 727-4900
Fax: (760) 727-4899
www.sandel.com
Model
Gyro
TSO
Slave Rate
Units/Weight (lb.)
Price
Form Factor
Power Required
KI 825 Color
EHSI/MFD
remote
1/3.0
$17,554
C113, C6d,
C34e, C36e,
C40C, C11a
—
3 ATI
14 - 20 VDC
MCS-65
(compass
system)
remote
3/6.7
$15,608*
C6c
2.7°/min.;
7°/sec.
ATI
28 VDC
SN3500
Primary Navigation Display
remote
1/2.9
$13,407
C113, C6d,
C34e, C35d,
C36e, C40e,
C41d,
C118, C119B
N/A
3 ATI
11-33 VDC;
33 W
SN4500
Primary
Navigation
Display
remote
1/3.5
$20,950
4 ATI
22-33 VDC;
40 W
Autopilot Outputs
extensive
outputs;
GPS selected
discretes,
EHSI-ready discretes
analog
including
autopilot
outputs;
CSDB
N/A
analog
C113, C6d,
C34e, C36e,
C40e, C41D,
C118, C119B
N/A
Remarks
Integrated EHSI, AMLCD; arc mode;
360 mode; course map; interfaces
with numerous navigation systems and
WX500 Stormscope. Priced for a new
installation and a KCM 100.
Digital interface with
EFIS-84 CSDB. *BCA estimate.
3 ATI primary navigation display;
sunlight readable LED backlit display
with 180-de. viewing angle and over
10,000-hr. MTBF. Combines HSI, RMI,
color moving map and other features.
Accepts synchro, stepper motor and
ARINC 429 gyro inputs. Designed to
work with a wide variety of digital and
analog NAV, GPS/WAAS, DME, ADF and
marker beacon receivers. Compatible
with the WX-500 Stormscope. Optional
interfaces for traffic, $980; WSI datalink weather, $980; high-vibration
version, $16,829. NVIS compatible
version, $20,800.
Sunlight readable LED backlit display
with 180-degree viewing angle and over
10,000-hour MTBF. Combines HSI, RMI,
color moving map and other features.
Accepts synchro, stepper motor and
ARINC 429 gyro inputs. Designed to
work with a wide variety of digital and
analog NAV, GPS/WAAS, DME, ADF and
marker beacon receivers. Compatible
with the WX-500 Stormscope. TACAN
interface available. Optional interfaces
for traffic, $714; WSI datalink weather,
$714; high-vibration version, $23,800.
NVIS compatible version, $27,050.
AUTOMATIC DIRECTION FINDERS
Model
Manufacturer
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
Frequencies
Frequency Storage
Nav
Outputs
Units/Weight (lb.)
Price
Remarks
TSO
Display
Size or Form Factor
Power Required
Bendix/King
KR 87
200-1799 kHz
1/6.7
P/M
$6,926
nvm
analog
C41c
ADF-60A
gas discharge
ADF-462
11-33 VDC
2/6.0
$18,932*
CTL-62
190-1750 kHz
(4-kHz steps)
6 frequencies; nvm
C41c
6.25 x 1.3 x 11.23
CTL62
190-1799 kHz
and 2182 kHz
emergency freq.
Remote-mount; dual antenna optional.
Digital tuning. Includes ANT-60A,
CAD-62. *Dual system, $38,088.
RMI
3
gas discharge,
2 frequencies
⁄8 ATR-SL
28 VDC
3/8.0
$18,936*
⁄8 ATR-SL
28 VDC
RMI
6 frequencies; nvm
C41d
gas discharge
121c Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012
Times flight and approaches;
slaved indicator and RMIs available
as options. Incudes KA 44B antenna.
3
Built-in diagnostics; compatible only with
CSDB or ARINC 429 controls; digital signal
processing; dual antenna optional.
Includes ANT-462A.*Dual system, $38,056
includes two receivers, two controls, one
antenna.
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AUTOMATIC DIRECTION FINDERS
Model
Manufacturer
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
Cobham Eelctronics
6400 Wilkinson Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 708-1550
(928) 541-7627
www.wulfsbeg.com
Frequencies
Frequency Storage
TSO
Display
ADF-4000
190-1799 kHz
2182 kHz
emergency freq.
6 frequencies; nvm
C41d
Nav
Outputs
CSDB
ARINC
429
gas discharge
DFS-431
TSO C-41C
190-1860 kHz
2181-2183 kHz
Units/Weight (lb.)
Price
Size or Form Factor
Power Required
3/6.4
$18,272*
2 MCU
28 VDC
5.6
6.7 x 2.85 x 13.8
18-33 VDC
Remarks
Arinc
429,
analog
AT-434A
Antenna
$4,890*
0.60
3.15 x 2.50 x 4.29
5 VDC, 5 VAC
or 28 VDC
$6,020*
Built-in diagnostics; compatible only
with CSDB or ARINC 429 controls; digital
signal processing; dual antenna optional.
Includes ANT-462A.
*Dual system, $36,728.
Arinc 429 bus, AFCS interface; steering
guidance to/from NDB. Self-diagnostics and
auto-calibration.
LCD color display; power; gray or black panel
*BCA estimate.
NAVIGATION RECEIVERS (PANEL- AND REMOTE-MOUNT)
Manufacturer
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Model
Channel Display
Nav Outputs
Units/Weight (lb)
Price
TSO
Channel Storage
GS/MB
Size or Form Factor
Power Required
Bendix/King
KN 53
gas discharge
CDI
1/3.0
$6,379,
Silver Crown
Plus;
$6,209, Silver
Crown
C34c, C36c,
C40a
2 nav;
nvm
Bendix/King
KNR 634A
gas discharge
GS only
6.31 x 1.3 x 9.75
11-33 VDC
2/6.5
$37,734
ARINC 429
CDI, HSI, RMI
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
C40a, C36c,
C34c, C35d
2 nav;
nvm
VIR-4000
CTL-32
gas discharge
C34e, C36e,
C40c, C35d
3.0 x 5.0 x 10.0
28 VDC
CSDB
ARINC 429
2/3.9
see remarks
6 frequencies; nvm
N/A
2.5 MCU
28 VDC
NAV-4500
CTL-32
gas discharge
CSDB
ARINC 429
2/4.1
$23,560*
C34e, C36e,
C40c, C35d
6 frequencies;
nvm
N/A
2.5 MCU
28 VDC
VIR 32
CTL-32
gas discharge
2/5.7
$28,400*
⁄8 ATR-SL
28 VDC,
26 VAC,
400 Hz
2/5.7
$31,896*
⁄8 ATR-SL
28 VDC,
26 VAC,
400 Hz
SIN/COS
serial digital; RMI
compatible
C34c, C35d,
C36d, C40b
6 frequencies;
nvm
VIR 432
CTL-32
gas discharge
3
serial digital
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
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C34d, C35d,
C36d
6 frequencies; nvm
NAV-4000
CTL-32
gas discharge
CSDB
ARINC 429
2/4.7
$32,532*
C34e, C36e,
C40c, C35d,
C41d
6 frequencies;
nvm
N/A
2.5 MCU
28 VDC
3
Remarks
Displays both active and
preset frequency.
Synchro-interface KNI 582 RMI
optional. Digital display of active/
standby frequencies.
Special order item and pricing.
Combines ADF and VOR/ILS/MKR
receivers in a single package.
Internal diagnostics capability.
Built-in diagnostics; compatible only
with CSDB or ARINC 429 controls;
digital signal processing; includes CTL32 ($4,904); meets Eurocontrol FM
immunity standards only. RTU 4200,
$23,880. *BCA estimate.
Replaces VIR-30A directly; includes
serial digital control; digital signal
processing; built-in diagnostics; rotor
modulation filter optional (strap).
Includes CTL-32. Meets FM immunity
requirements. *Other configurations
will determine final price.
Built-in diagnostics; compatible only
with CSDB or ARINC 429 controls;
includes CSDB control, digital signal
processing. Includes CTL-32. Meets
Eurocontrol FM immunity requirements.
*Other configurations will determine
final price.
Built-in ADF; built-in diagnostics;
compatible only with CSDB or ARINC
429 controls; digital signal processing; meets Eurocontrol FM immunity
standards.
*Configuration will determine price.
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NAVIGATION RECEIVERS (PANEL- AND REMOTE-MOUNT)
Manufacturer
Cobham Electronics
6400 Wilkinson Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 708-1550
(928) 541-7627
www.wulfsberg.com
Model
Channel Display
Nav Outputs
Units/Weight (lb)
Price
TSO
Channel Storage
GS/MB
Size or Form Factor
Power Required
CVN-251
108.0-117.95 MHz
1/3.31
4.0 x 2.4 x 13.33
$23,200*
ARINC 429
SIN/COS
C40c, C36e,
C34c, C35d
LCD
1/0.75
2.5 x 3.15 x 4.29
18-33 VDC
CVC-152
Control Display
108.0-117.95 MHz
1/3.31
4.0 x 2.4 x 13.33
$4,890*
1/0.75
2.5 x 3.15 x 4.29
5 VDC, 5 VAC or
28 VDC
1/3.31
4.0 x 2.4 x 13.33
$9,540*
1/0.75
2.5 x 3.15 x 4.29
5 VDC, 5 VAC or
28 VDC
CCN-955
108.0-117.95 MHz
ARINC 429
SIN/COS
LCD
ARINC 429 bus interface; 160 VOR
channels; 40 LOC channels; includes
glideslope/marker beacon receivers.
FM immunity standard. *BCA estimate.
Combines comm and nav tuning;
gray or black panel.
*BCA estimate.
ARINC 429
SIN/COS
LCD
Remarks
Combines comm and nav tuning.
*BCA estimate.
DISTANCE MEASURING EQUIPMENT
Model
Manufacturer
TSO
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Bendix/King
KN62A
Bendix/King
KN63
Channel
Display
gas
discharge
gas
discharge
C66a
Price
Size or
Form Factor
Power Required
serial data
1/2.6
P/M
$8,587
100
6.3 x 1.3 x 12.3
11-33 VDC
serial data
2/3.6
$13,419
Remarks
100
6.5 x 1.1 x 11.55
11-33 VDC
2/6.3
$24093
250
3.0 x 5.25 x 12.8
28 VDC
ARINC 568
serial digital
2/6.2
$18,896*
C66b
300
1/2 ATR-SL
28 VDC
DME-442
ARINC 568
serial digital
(CSDB)
ARINC 429
2/6.2
$22,156*
300
1/2 ATR-SL
28 VDC
CSDB
ARINC 429
2/4.4
$20,100*
C66c
300
2.5 MCU
28 VDC
CDM-451
FliteLine
3 ARINC 429
2 ARINC 568
1 40-bit serial
1/3.6
$24,500*
325
3.87 x 3.27 x 13.33
18-33 VDC
C66b
gas
discharge,
slaved
indicators
DME-42
gas
discharge,
serial digital
2 x 5 tuning
gas
discharge
C66b
DME-4000
gas
discharge
Cobham Electronics
6400 Wilkinson Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 708-1550
(928) 541-7627
www.wulfsberg.com
Units/Weight (lb.)
ARINC 429
ARINC 568
Bendix/King
KDM 706A
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
Nav Outputs
Power Outputs
(peak W)
LCD
C66c
121e Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012
Includes antenna and installation kit;
accepts remote channeling. Distance
accuracy: ±0.1 nm nominal to 99 nm,
±1.0 nm, 100 to 389 nm.
Includes KDI 572 indicator, optional slaved
indicator. Distance accuracy: ±0.1 nm nominal to 99 nm, ±1.0 nm, 100 to 389 nm.
Includes KDI 572 indicator;
optional slaved indicator;
kits/mounts not included.
Includes two-digit-code diagnostics;
directly replaces DME-40; tracks three
channels simultaneously when used with
CTL-32 and IND-42A (special order only)
(CTL-32 controls nav receiver); digital signal
processing; echo monitor. IND-42A indicator
included. Displays 0-300 nm; 0-999 knots;
0-120 min. *BCA estimate.
Tracks three channels simultaneously when
linked to CTL-32, IND-42A;
decodes and displays station ident;
digital signal processing; echo monitor;
built-in diagnostics; includes IND-42A
(special order only). *BCA estimate.
Tracks three channels simultaneously
when linked to CTL-32, IND-42; decodes
and displays station ident; digital signal
processing; echo monitor; built-in diagnostics; includes IND-42. *BCA estimate.
Three-channel scanning. ARINC 429
interface; nav frequency display in DME
hold mode; six-wire analog continuous selftest. SD-442B display, $7,630.
Available with NVG option. *BCA estimate.
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LONG-RANGE NAVIGATION NAV/COMS
Model
Manufacturer
Inputs
Units/Weight (lb.)
Price
Outputs
Size or Form Factor
Power Required
VHF Com;
VOR-LOC-ILS;
GPS
SBAS-WAAS
1/7.2
C34e, C36e, C40c,
C110a, C113, C118,
C146c, C147, C151b,
C157, C165, C169a
—
1.95 x 6.3 x 1.3
28 VDC
10-watt VHF Com (16watt option available)
CAM-5024 GLSSU
ARINC 429
(complies with
ARINC 743A)/
ARINC 429
1/5.5
$20,000
ARINC 429
N/A
28 VDC
ARINC 429
2/9.9
$252,531
ARINC 429
6.6 x 6.4 x 6.3
28 VDC
ARINC 429
1/6.0
$44,633
ARINC 429
(ARINC 743A)
2.6 x 8.5 x 9.5
28 VDC
115 VAC
ARINC 419/429
2/16.9
$332,350
ARINC 429/ASCB
4.9 x 7.6 x 13.1
28 VDC
or 115 VAC
ARINC 429
2/9.9
$301,634
ARINC 429
6.6 x 6.4 x 6.3
28 VDC
ARINC 429
(complies with
ARINC 743A)
N/A
$32,576*
System Type
TSO
Avidyne
55 Old Bedford Rd.
Lincoln, MA 01773
(781)402-7400
(800) AVIDYNE
Fax: (781) 402-7599
www.avidyne.com
Esterline CMC Electronics
600 Dr. Frrederik Philips Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H4M 259
(514) 748-3184
Fax: (514) 748-3100
www.cmcelectronics.ca
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
IFD 540
GPS receiver with WASS
(SBAS) capability, VOR/
ILSs/LOC receiver,
VHF com
GPS receiver with SBAS
and LPV
C145b Beta-3
C146b Delta-4
Laseref V Micro IRS
Remarks
$16,995
Standalone LPV solution with CMA5025 control head; no FMS or EFIS
modification required.
Laser Gyro IRS
C4c, C5e, C6d
GR-550
GPS sensor
C-129 B1/C1
Laseref IV
Special Missions
Laseref V
All digital; passive cooling;
automatic mode control; align-inmotion when supplied with ARINC
743A GPS imputs.
Complies with ARINC 743A;
integral satcom filter,
24 channels.
All digital; 4 MCU ARINC 704.
Laser Gyro IRS
C4c, C5e, C6d
Designed as a drop-in replacement
for the GNS 530 and 530W navigators, but with a larger display and
touch-screen interface. 5.7-in. VGA
(640 x 480) LED. 16 channel GPS/
SBAS receiver with 1,000 userdefined waypoints/99 flightplans.
Optional TAWS-B, $7,995; optional
16 W VHF transceiver, $4,995.
N/A
N/A
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
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GPS-4000S
*BCA estimate.
GPS receiver w SBAS
(WAAS) capability
C145A Class Beta-3
ARINC 429
2 MCU
28 VDC
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TRANSPONDERS
Manufacturer
ACSS, an L-3
Communications and
Thales Company
19810 N. 7th Ave.
Phoenix. AZ 85027
(623) 445-7001
www.acss.com
Model
Modes
Units/Weight (lb.)
Price
TSO
Power Output (W)
Size or Form Factor
Power Required
Mode S RCZ-852
TCAS/Mode S/Fit ID
control panel; RMU
(Primus II radios)
5.0
$53,226
C112
CTL92A/T/E
3.5 x 4.2 x 14.1
Elementary and Enhanced Surveillance
(ELS/EHS) and DO 260 compliant.
Certified on many regional and business jets.
Mode S ATDL XS-950
TCAS/Mode
S/Fit ID control
panel;
CTL92A/T/E
1/11.5
$84,458
DO 260B compliant. Elementary and enhanced
surveilance (ELLS/EHS). Certified on many business jet and air transport category aircraft.
C112
Avidyne Corp.
55 Old Bedford Rd.
Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 402-7400
(800) AVIDYNE
Fax: (781) 402-7599
Info @avidyne.com
www.avidyne.com
Garmin International
1200 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062
(800) 800-1020
(913) 397-8200
Fax: (913) 397-8282
www.garmin.com
4 MCU
N/A
AXP340
Mode A/C/S with
extended squitter;
ADS-B OUT
1/2.98
$5,995
C166b, ETSO
2C112b, ETSO C166b
240
6.3 x 1.57 x 9.4
10 -33 VDC
GTX 330
A, C, S
1/3.0
$4,995
C112
CC166a, Class 2A
250
1.6 x 6.25
11-33 VDC
GTX 330D
A, C, S
1/3.0
$9,995
C112
Class 2A
250
1.6 x 6.25 x 9.75
11-33 VDC
GTX 327
A, c
1/3.1
$2,665
C74c, Class 1A
200
6.25 x 1/65 x 8.73
11-22 VDC
GTX 33
A, C
1/2.2
$2,645
C74c, Class 1A
200
1.71 x 6.30 x 8.78
11-33 VDC
GTX 327
A, C
1/3.1
$2,665
C74c, Class 1A
200
6.25. x 1.65 x 8.73
11-22 VDC
121g Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012
Remarks
Panel-mounted Class 1 Mode S Level 2 datalink transponder, with support for 1090 MHz
Extended Squitter (ES), that meets all the
current requirements for Mode S elementary
surveillance transponders. Developed as a
slide-in replacement for existing KT76A/KT78A
transponders, the AXP340 is designed to easily
upgrade existing Mode A/C equipment to Mode
S, while adding additional functionality like a
direct-entry numeric keypad, pressure altitude
and GPS Lat/Lon readout, Flight ID entry, onetouch VFR code entry, a stop watch timer/flight
timer, and altitude alerter. Supports the latest
Version 2 1090 MHz Automatic Dependent
Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Extended Squitter (ADS-B out).
Solid-state Mode-S, keypad entry, remote
ident, pressure altitude, density altitude and
OAT display, front-panel entry for flight ident,
altitude monitor with voice alert, flight timers.
TIS compatible in the United States.
Diversity Mode-S, solid-state keypad entry,
remote ident, front panel entry for flight ident,
altitude monitor with voice alert, flight timers.
TIS compatible in the United States.
Panel mount Mode-C, solid-state keypad entry;
dedicated pushbutton keys for squawk code
selection; dedicated VFR squawk key and pilot
selectable data field.
Remote mount, solid-state, remote ident
capability, flight timers.
Panel-mount Mode C, solid-state, keypad entry,
dedicated pushbutton keys for squawk code
selection, dedicated VFR squawk key and pilot
selectable data field.
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TRANSPONDERS
Manufacturer
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Model
Modes
Units/Weight (lb.)
Price
TSO
Power Output (W)
Size or Form Factor
Power Required
Bendix/King
KT 76A
A, C
1/3.1
$2,265
C47c; Class 1B
250
6.25 x 1.6 x 10.0
14 or 28 VDC
Bendix/King
KT 76C
A, C
1/3.1
$3,122
C47c
250
6.25 x 1.63 x 10.73
11-33 VDC
Bendix/King
KT 73
A, C, S, TIS
1/3.6
$6,399
C112
200
6.25 x 1.63 x 10.82
10-32 VDC
Bendix/King
KT 70
A, C, S
1/3.9
$6,958
C112; Class 1A
250
6.25 x 1.63 x 10.0
11-33 VDC
Bendix/King
MST 67A
A, C, S
2/8.5
$43,365
C37c/C38c
C74c; Class 3A
250-625
14.0 x 3.0 x 8.9
115 VAC; 400 Hz
TDR-94D
S
2/9.7
$335,068*
C112; Class 3
250-625
4.9 x 3.3 x 12.5
28 VDC
Remarks
Automatic reply-light dimmer; system test;
remote ident capability adapter available.
Slide-in replacement for KT 76A. Programmable VFR code; remote ident capability;
gas-discharge digital display; pushbutton code
entry.
Mode S data link with TIS.
Meets European Elementary Surveillance
mandate (non-diversity).
Mode S transponder; non-diversity surveillance only; includes discrete address memory
module; displays encoding altimeter output;
gas discharge display.
Mode S diversity transponder.
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
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Mode S transponder; European Elementary
and Enhanced Surveillance compliant.
Compatible with TCAS II Change 6.04 and
Change 7.0 systems. DO-260A ADS-B trasmit
compliant. Includes CTL-92E flight ID capable
control panel. *BCA estimate.
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Avionics
WEATHER RADAR
Model
Manufacturer
TSO
Circuits
Garmin International
1200 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062
(800) 800-1020
(913) 397-8200
Fax: (913) 397-8282
www.garmin.com
Ranges
GWX 68
C63c
Power
Output
(Peak KW)
Selectable
2.5, 5, 10,
20, 40,
80, 160
and 320
nm
(MX 20;
GMX 200)
10/9
12/7.8
Vertical scan, ext. STC,
WX alert, atten. comp.,
variable gain - WX and
map modes, WATCH
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Scan
Stablztn.
Dish Size
& Beam Pulse Width Stabl. Sig.
Width
(in./deg.) Looks/Min.
Ant. Tilt
Bendix/King
ART 2000
±30°
20 or 90°
(MX 20 and
GMX 200)
30-220
mV/
degree
ARINC
429 HSDB
7kW
1&4
microseconds
±15°
10, 20,
40, 80,
160
90° or
100°
30°
10/10
12/8
15
C63c
5, 10, 20,
40, 80,
160, 240,
320
C63c
12/8
10/10
Vertical profile; extended
STC; wx attenuation
compensation; variable
gain in map mode; wx
alert; autotilt
6.0
Primus 660
2.5, 5, 10,
25, 50,
100, 200,
300
12/7.9
18/5.6
C83c
REACT; GMAP
target alert, preset &
variable gain
10
Primus 880
2.5, 5, 10,
25, 50,
100, 200,
300
12/7.9
18/5.6
24/4
C63c
Doppler turb. detec.,
compensated, tilt, REACT, GMAP target alert,
preset & variable gain
10
Primus 700A
1
⁄2, 1, 2.5,
5, 10, 25,
50, 100,
200, 300
C63c
REACT; ground & sea
clutter red.; turb. detectpreset & variable gain
121i Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012
10
10/10,
12/7.9,
10 x 14/
10 x 7.1,
18/5.6,
24/4
Scope
(dia./in.)
Units/
Weight
Price
Colors
Indicator
Size
RT. Size
Power
12 in./
9.1
$21,995
(12 in.)
10 in./
9.0
$20,995
(10 in.)
Remarks
Garmin
HSDB and
ARINC
429/
453
N/A
4
6 in. &
10 in.
diag.
Width:
10.0 in.
Depth:
6.3 in.
4/28
VDC,
60 W
8-28 VAC
400 Hz
KMD 850
EFIS
N/A
1/9.9
$22,682
4
N/A
10.28
dia.
28 VDC;
10, 26,
115 VAC,
400 Hz
KMD 850
EFIS
N/A
1/9.9
$42,186
5
N/A
10.28
dia.
28 VDC;
10, 26,
115 VAC,
400 Hz
ARINC
453/708
checklist,
data nav,
EFIS, MFD,
LSZ-860
4
2/15.8
$78,472
4
4.81 x
6.25 x
12.24
5.0 x
7.6 x
15.0
28 VDC
ARINC
453/708
checklist,
data nav,
EFIS, MFD,
LSZ-860
5
2/15.8
$120,129
5
4.8 x 6.25
x 12.24
20-220
4
mv/det.
4
Vertical profile, ext. STC,
tgt., wx alert, atten., comp.,
variable gain-map mode
Bendix/King
RDR 2100
20, 40, 60
or 90°
(G1000)
Display
Interface
ARINC
429
±15°
90°, 100°,
120°
±30°
pitch & roll
range
dependent
20/220
mv/deg.
ARINC
429
15
±15°
60° or
120°
±30°
2
50 or 200
mv/deg. or
ARINC 429
12/24
±15°
60° or
120°
±30°
2
50 or 200
mv/deg. or
ARINC 429
12/24
±15°
60° or
120°
±30
6
50 or 200
mv/deg. or
ARINC 429
12/24
±15°
Vertical scan feature:
looks horizontally or
vertically on bearing line
selected by pilot. WATCH
feature identifies the
shadowing effects of
short range cell activity;
Automatic Target Alert
feature looks ahead for
intense cell activity in
80-320 nm range.
Vertical profile feature:
scans horizontally or
vertically on track line
selected by pilot. Alphanumeric display of range,
function and tilt angle.
Vertical profile feature:
scans horizontally or
vertically on track line
selected by pilot; Alphanumeric display of range,
function and tilt angle.
KMD 850 MFD, $13,440.
Single receiver/transmitter/antenna pedestal.
Single receiver/transmitter/antenna pedestal.
5.0 x
7.6 x
15.0
ARINC
429/708
checklist,
data nav,
EFIS,
lightning
sensor
LSZ-860
5
4/37
5
4.81 x
6.25 x
12.24
5.0 x
7.6 x
15.0
28 VDC
Short-range and high
resolution system for
$175,366 special search and
surveillance missions,
displayed menus. Minimum detect range at 450
ft. Allows full dual-mode
operation for pilot and
28 VDC; copilot. Price reflects
400 Hz
typical system.
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WEATHER RADAR
Model
Ranges
TSO
Manufacturer
Power
Output
(Peak KW)
Circuits
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Primus 701A
Display
Interface
Scope
(dia./in.)
Units/
Weight
Price
Colors
Indicator
Size
RT. Size
Power
60° or
120°
ARINC
429/709
checklist,
data nav,
EFIS,
lightning
sensor
5
4/39
$188,164
6
4.81 x
6.25 x
12.24
5.0 x
7.6 x
15.0
28 VDC;
115 VAC,
400 Hz
ARINC
708A
N/A
1/15.1
$175,720
4
—
12 in.
80 W avg.
ARINC
708A
N/A
1/15.4
$178,784
4
varies by
indicator
14.0
80 W avg.
ARINC
708A
950
N/A
1/17.0
4
—
18.0
1
⁄2, 1, 2.5,
5, 10, 25,
50, 100,
200, 300
C63c, C102
10/10,
12/7.9,
10 x 14/
10 x 7.1,
18/5.6,
24/4
±30°
6
50 or 200
mv/deg. or
ARINC 429
12/24
±15°
60°
±15°
tilt
10
REACT; ground clutter reduction; turbulence detectpreset & variable gain
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
Scan
Stablztn.
Dish Size
& Beam Pulse Width Stabl. Sig.
Width
(in./deg.) Looks/Min.
Ant. Tilt
RTA-4112
5-320 nm
12/8
C63c
—
38-75 W
RTS-4114
3.4455usec
—
—
—
60°
±15°
tilt
5-320 nm
14/6.7
C63c
—
38-75 W
RTS-4118
3.4455usec
—
13
—
60°
±15°
tilt
3.4455usec
—
—
—
5-320 nm
18/5.2
C63c
—
38-75 W
Remarks
Short-range and highresolution system for
special search and
surviellance missions;
displayed menus and AC
90-80A specified clear
zones. Allows full dualmode operation for pilot
and copilot. Price reflects
typical system.
80 W avg.
RADAR ALTIMETERS
Manufacturer
FreeFlight Systems
3700 Interstate 35 S.
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 662-0000
Fax: ( 254-662-9450
www.freeflightsystems.com
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
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Model
Alt. Range
TSO
Pitch/Roll Limits
RA-4000 and
RA-4500
-20-2,500 ft.
Accuracy
±20°/±30°
Bendix/King
KRA 405B
-20-2,000 ft.
C87
±20°/±25°
AA-300
0-2,500 ft.
C87
±20°/±30°
ALT-1000
0-2,500 ft
C87
±40°/±50°
ALT-4000
0-2,500 ft.
±40°/±50°
RAD-40
Radar Altimeter
display compatible with the
RA-4000 and
RA-4500
Price
Power Required
2/2.27
28 VDC
$28,649
0-100 ft,
34 ft or 3%,
whichever
is greater;
500-2,500 ft., ±5%
pointer dial
0-100 ft., ±3 ft;
100-500 ft, ±3%;
500-2,000 ft., ±4%
pointer
dial
2/6.5
±2 ft or 2%
Analog only
outputs*
2/6.8
EFIS
(analog version
available)
2/6.8
±2 ft or 2%
C87
Units/
Weight (lb.)
N/A
0 to 100 ft. ±3 ft.
100 to 500 ft. ±3%
500 to 2,000 ft.
±5%
C87
Display
2/10.7
28 VDC
$44,949
28 VDC
$17,988
28 VDC
$30,728
28 VDC
Remarks
RA-4000 provides RS 485/422 and
RS 232C outputs; RA-4500 provides
ARINC 429, RS 485/422 and RS 232
outputs. Two-year warranty. Optional
night vision goggle (NVG) compatible
display and round faceplate adapter
for display. Optional 1/2 ATI (TSO’d)
RAD-40 indicator, $3,055; when
purchased with RA-4000, $11,190.
RAD-40/RA 4500 w/installation kit,
$12,699.
Compatible with Honeywell Mark VI
GPWS/EGPWS continuous DH set;
tracking to 2,500 feet; expanded helicopter version available; night-vision
goggle version available. Optional
built-in tone generator.
Price includes RT300 radio altimeter
and RA-315 indicator.
*Requires separate converter for use
with ARINC 429 systems.
Interfaces to EFIS high-intensity
monitor for Cat II/III certification.
Includes two ANT-52 antennas.
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THUNDERSTORM DETECTION SYSTEMS
Manufacturer
Avidyne Corp.
1944 East Sky
Old Bedford Rd.
Lincoln, MA 01733
(781) 402-7400
Faz: (781)402-7599
www.avidyne.com
info@avidyne.com
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
L-3 Avionics Systems
5353 52nd St. S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 45912
(616) 949-6600
Fax: (616) 285-4224
www.L-3avionics.com
Model
Search Arc
TSO
Max Range
TWX670
N/A
C110
200 nm
LSZ-860
60°, 120°,
360°
C110
100 nm
WX-500
pilot-selectable
120° & 360°
Information
Display
Display Size
Price
Units/Weight
Power Required
lightning strikes
are displayed with
range bearing and
intensity (color).
TWXCell mode
highlights the most
intense regions
of thunderstorm
activity, presenting
a visually contoured
color display with
dynamic sectors.
see Avidyne
MHD300, EX500
specifications.
7 each RS 323
outputs. Also compatible for monochrome strikes
on many legacy
RS 232-capable
lightning detection
system displays.
$7,995
three unique symbols represent three
rates of occurence
for vertical lightning
in a specific area
graphical depiction
of real-time lightning
information in cell or
strike modes
displays on
Honeywell EFIS of
various sizes
16-35 VDC
Price shown is for typical system.
2/6.5
28 VDC
see remarks
2.5
$7,130*
C110a
200 nm
Processor:
5.6 x 2.2 12.0
11-32 VDC
WX-1000+
AN/AMS-2
360°
3 ATI
$18,060
C110A
200 nm
3/10.95
10-32 VDC
WX-1000+
AN/AMS-2
360°
3 ATI
$18,060
CRT
C110A
200 nm
3/10.95
10-32 VDC
WX-1000E
(429 EFIS)
360°
depends on EFIS
system
$18,200*
—
C110a
200 nm
1/6.67
10-32 VDC
WX-1000E
(429 Navaid)
360°
3 ATI
$23,710
2/10.95
10-32 VDC
—
C110a
200 nm
121k Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012
Third-generation lightning detection
system with digital signal processing and
noise immunity. Shows lightning from
0 nm - 200 nm including critical
0 nm - 25 nm range for addded tactical
benefit. Eliminates radial spread associated with older technology systems.
Exclusive TWXCell display provides a
dynamic map of the lightning discharge
rate and density.
$34,110
CRT
L-3 Avionics Systems
5353 52nd St. S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49588
(616) 949-6600
Fax: (616) 285-4224
www.L-3com.com
Remarks
Remote-mount sensor interfaces with
MFDs for graphical depiction of real-time
lightning information Features 360° and
120° views, selectable ranges of 25-200
nm, input for heading stabilzation and options for cell or strike mode data selection.
Interfaces to MFDs via RS-422. A seaparate radar graphics computer (Model RGC350) is needed for display on dedicated
radar indicators. *Processor only.
Includes WX-1000+ processor and monochrome CRT display. Features include
360° and 120° viewing modes, six programmable checklists, selectable ranges
to 200 nm, and can be heading stabilized
with gyro input.
Includes WX-1000+ processor and monochrome CRT display. Features include
360° and 120° viewing modes, six programmable checklists, selectable ranges
to 200 nm, and can be heading stabilized
with gyro input.
Provides output on EFIS display or radar
indicator when paired with RGC35C (sold
separately); includes three levels of activity, bearing and distance; optional displays
for checklists. *Processor only. Price BCA
estimate.
Fatures Arinc 429 interface to allow
simultaneous display of thunderstorn
information and course line to waypoints.
Presentation of six user-selectable navigation items. Course deviation indicator
(CDI) display. Consult manufacturer for
approved interfaces.
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BASIC AUTOPILOTS
Model
Sensor Type
Manufacturer
Cobham (S-TEC)
One S-TEC Way
Municipal Airport
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
(817) 215-7600
Fax: (940) 325-3904
www.s-tec.com
Roll
TSO
Servo Type
S-TEC System
ThirtyALT
accelerometer
none
C9c
DC electric
altitude hold
S-TEC
System Forty
1 rate gyro
command turn
C9c
DC electric
none
S-TEC System
Twenty
enclosed in
rate gyro
command turn
C9c
DC electric
none
S-TEC
System 60-1
1 rate gyro
hdg. select
C9c
DC electric
none
S-TEC System
60 PSS
no external
sensors
none
Nav Modes
DC electric
vertical speed hold;
altitude hold; GS
capture and track
S-TEC
System Fifty
1 rate gyro
command turn/hdg.
select optional
C9c
DC electric
altitude hold
S-TEC
System Thirty
enclosed in
rate gyro plus
pitch computer
command turn
C9c
DC electric
altitude hold
S-TEC
System 60-2
1 turn coord.,
1 dir. gyro
hdg. select
C9c
1 press.
transducer
vertical speed and
altitude hold
S-TEC System
FiftyFiveX
1 turn coord.
hdg. select
C9c
1 press.
transducer
digital vertical
speed, altitude hold
S-TEC
System 65
1 turn coord.,
1 dir. gyro
hdg. select
manual and auto.
modes
Price
Remarks
Power Required
$7,365
none
1 press.
transducer
Units/
Weight (lb.)
Pitch
C9c
C9c
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Attitude Modes
3/4.0
14 or 28 VDC
VOR/LOC/BC,
GPS tracking
$8,820
3/9.0
14 or 28 VDC
VOR/LOC, GPS
tracking
$8,644
2/7.0
Can be upgraded to
System 50 or 60-2.
Can be upgraded to System 30.
14 or 28 VDC
$10,694
VOR/LOC/BC,
GPS/Loran capture
and tracking
4/12.0
14 or 28 VDC
$11,091
GS capture and
track
4/11.0
14 or 28 VDC
VOR/LOC/BC, GPS,
Loran tracking
$14,134
5/14.0
14 or 28 VDC
VOR/LOC/GPS/
Loran tracking
$13,759
5/13.0
Includes interfaces with
all popular HSIs. Variable bank
angle with airspeed; automatic
three-level radio gain; can upgrade
to 60-2.
Complements existing single
roll-axis autopilot; auto/manual,
electric trim optional, $2,195;
may be upgraded to 60-2; altitude
selector/alerter optional, $3,670.
Two-axis, roll and pitch autopilot;
trim condition indicator std. Manual electric trim optional, $2,630.
Can be upgraded to 60-2.
DG option, $2,495
14 or 28 VDC
VOR/LOC/BC,
Loran track and approach; GS capture
and tracking
$18,919
7/21.0
14 or 28 VDC
$22,993
VOR/LOC/BC,
GPS/Loran tracking
and GS capture
5/17.0
14 or 28 VDC
VOR/LOC/BC,
GPS/Loran capture
and tracking;
GS capture and
tracking
Interfaces with all popular HSIs.
Automatic/manual electric trim
optional, $3,520; altitude/vertical
speed selector/alerter optional,
$3,670; can be upgraded to flight
director.
Interfaces with all popular HSIs.
Automatic/manual electric trim
optional, $3,520. Altitude/vertical
speed selector/alerter optional,
$3,670; can be upgraded to flight
director.
$42,887
9/24.0
14 or 28 VDC
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Avionics
INTEGRATED FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS
Air Data
Manufacturer
Garmin International
1200 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062
(800) 800-1020
(913) 397-8200
Fax: (913) 397-8282
www.garmin.com
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
www.honeywell.com
Autopilot
Model
Power
Flight Director
IFCS
IFCS
GDC 74 (B) DADC
combined
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
varies by
version
varies by
installation
varies by
version
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
28
VDC
GFC 700
GRS 77 AHRS
micro DADC
IC-600
digital AHRS or IRS
combined
micro DADC
IC-615
Primus 1000
28
VDC
(in remarks)
Primus 1000
CDS
28
VDC
digital AHARS
combined
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
micro DADC
IC-800
varies by
installation
varies by
version
varies by
installation
varies by
version
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
28
VDC
digital AHRS or IRS
combined
micro DADC
FZ-800
Primus Epic
CDS
28
VDC
digital AHRS or IRS
combined
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
air data module and
micro IRS
integrated
modular
avionics unit
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
see remarks
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
50.6
*
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
varies by
installation
*
14.5
see
remarks
28
VDC
Primus Epic
air data module and
micro IRS
ADC-3000/3010
AHC-3000/4000
integrated
—
—
AHC-3000
APS-65
28
VDC
APS 4000
APS-65
remote vertical gyro
or dual AHRS
EFIS-84
(two tube)
ADS-86
APS-85
dual AHRS
AHC-3000
EFIS-85
(three tube)
digital
ADAHARS
Magic EFIS
APS-85
Cobham (S-TEC)
One S-TEC Way
Municipal Airport
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
(817)215-7600
www.s-tec.com
Price
AP Only
Attitude Sensors
Primus 2000
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
www.rockwellcollins.com
Weight
AP Only
28
VDC,
115
VAC,
400
Hz
14 or
28
VDC
IntelliFlight
DFCS
121m Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012
28
VDC
N/A
N/A
Remarks
Digital, dual-channel fail-passive system
for Cessna Mustang, Caravan, C-172,
-182, -206, -350 and -400; Cirrus SR20
and SR22; Diamond DA40; DA42; Embraer
Phenom 100 and 300; HBC G36 and G58;
Mooney M20R and M20S; Socata TBM 850
and HondaJet.
Digital fail-passive system. CAT II-capable;
ARINC 429 interfaces, two-, three-, four- or
five-tube, 8 in. x 7 in. EFIS. Bombardier
Learjet 40, 45 and 45XR; Embraer ERJ-135,
140 and 145; Cessna Bravo, Encore, Excel
and Ultra.
Digital fail-passive system.
CAT II-capable; ARINC 429 interfaces;
two- to five-tube 10 in. x 8 in. LCD EFIS.
Cessna Citation XLS.
Digital, dual-channel fail-passive system.
CAT II-capable w/optional auto-throttle,
dual-sensor monitoring; five- or six-tube 8 in.
x 7 in. CRT EFIS. Global Express and Global
5000; Cessna Citation X; Dassault Falcon
900EX/C.
Digital fail-passive system. CAT II-capable,
ARINC 429 interfaces. Two-, three-, four- or
five-tube 10 in. x 8 in. EFIS. SyberJet SJ30-2.
Integrates all traditional avionics into
modular avionics unit. Digital, dual-channel;
fail operational system. CAT II-capable w/
optional auto-throttle and envelope protection. Includes two- to five-tube 10 in. x 8 in.
LCD EFIS or four 13 in. LCDs. Agusta/Bell
AB139; Citation Sovereign; Dassault Falcon
900EX, 2000EX and 7X; Embraer 170, 175,
190 and 195; Gulfstream G350, G450,
G500 and G550; Hawker 4000.
Available only as part of integrated Pro Line
21 system. Built-in diagnostics, dual channel, fail-passive, digital CAT-II certificated
autopilot and flight director.
Built-in diagnostics; digital Cat II certificated
autopilot. Optional EFIS and AHRS. STC kit
installer fabricated. Compatible with EFIS84. *Typical configuration, $155,976.
Available only as full, dual-channel,
fail-passive, digital system; digital Cat II
autopilot, 4- or 5-tube EFIS optional; ARINC
429 IRS interface available; includes yaw
damper; extensive built-in diagnostics. STC
kit installer fabricated. Compatible with EFIS84. *Typical configuration, $290,388.
Dual-side EFIS and 2100 DFCS autopilot,
$146,700*. Single-side EFIS and 2100
DFCS autopilot, $119,800*. *BCA estimate.
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COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEMS
Manufacturer
ACSS an L-3
Communications & Thales
Company
19810 N. 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85023
(623) 445-7000
Fax: (623) 445-7001
www.acss.com
Model
TSO
Display Interface Options
TAWS+
C151B Class A,
C129b2
Processor Size
Weight (lb)
2 MCU
$120,666
(with GPS)
1/7.5
$107,171
(without GPS)
MFD, EFIS, Weather Radar
Display
TCAS 2000
RT-950/951
Price
$199,756
$218,948
Change 7.1 compliant. Flexible to add certified
ADS-B in applications combined with TCAS.
$295,401
Combined TCAS and TAWS in one box. Change
7.1 compliant. ADS-B In/Out capable. Certified on Airbus A320 series.
$8,495
Detects and interrogates other aircraft
transponders within range, displaying the
surrounding traffic on a host of compatible
display systems and provides audible and
visual alerts in the event of a potential traffic
conflict. Provides 30-second decision time at
a closure rate of up to 1,200 kt. Heads-Up
Audible Position Alerting verbally indicates
the conflicting aircraft’s bearing, range and
relative altitude for rapid visual acquisition of
traffic. Includes Patented directional top and
bottom antennas. Recommended for entrylevel, single-engine piston aircraft. Features
a 7-nm range, 3,500 ft. vertical separation
maximum and 18,500-ft. service ceiling.
$10,495
Recommended for mid=performance aircraft
and helicopters. Features 13-nm range,
5,500-ft. vertical separation maximum and a
55,000-ft. service ceiling. It accepts ARINC
429 heading input, permitting rapid respositioning of targets during high-rate turns.
C119b
TCAS 3000SP
MFD, EFIS, Weather Radar
Display
—
T2CAS
C119b, C151b Class
A, C129b2
Avidyne Corp.
55 Old Bedford Rd.
Lincoln, MA 01773
(800) 284-3963
Fax: (614) 885-8307
www.avidyne.com
4 MCU - 13.85
6 MCU - 16.08
—
MFD, EFIS,
weather radar display VSI/
TCAS display
TAS600
6 MCU - 15.8
7.25 x 11.67 x 3.10
MFD, EFIS, weather displays,
GPS map displays
C-147
8.71 (includes processor, dual antennas and
coupler)
TAS605
7.25 x 11.67 x 3.10
MFD, EFIS, weather displays,
GPS map displays
C-147
8.71 (includes processor, dual antennas and
coupler)
TAS615
7.25 x 11.67 x 3.10
MFD, EFIS, weather displays,
GPS map displays
TAS620
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$8,495
8.71 (includes processor, dual antennas and
coupler)
C-147
C-147
Terrain Advisory Line and Avoid Terrain
feature. With GPS version alerts based on
aircraft climb capability.
Change 7.1 compliant. Standard positions on
many regional and business jets. Bombardier,
Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream,
Hawker Beechcraft. (SFE selectable on all
Airbus and Boeing aircraft.)
4 MCU - 14.7
6 MCU - 15.8
MDFD, EFIS,
VSI/TCAS display
Remarks
7.25 x 11.67 x 3.10
MFD, EFIS, weather displays,
GPS map displays
8.71 (includes processor, dual antennas and
coupler)
$20,990
Recommended for high-performance aircraft
and helicopters, the TAS615 features
17-m range, 10,000-ft. vertical separation
maximum and 55,000-ft. service ceiling. It
accepts ARINC 429 heading, permitting rapid
repositions of targets during high-rate turns.
Features 21-nm range, a 10,000-ft. vertical
separation maximum and a 55,000-ft. service
ceiling. Accepts ARINC 429 heading inut, permitting rapid repositioning of targets during
high-rate turns.
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COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEMS
Manufacturer
Garmin
1200 E. 151st. St.
Olathe, KS 66062
(800)800-1020
(800)357-8200
Fax: (913) 397-8282
www.garmin.com
Model
Display Interface Options
TSO
HTAWS
Processor Size
Weight (lb)
Price
—
$9,995
GNS 530 (W) series; SNS
430 (W) series
C194
GTS 800
C147, C166a,
DO-197A, DO-200A
—
GNS 530 (W), GNS 500
(W), GNA 400 (W), GNS 420
(W), GNS 430 (W), G1000
Series, G900X Series,
G600, G500 and select nonGarmin displays
TAWS
G1000
G900X
GNS 530 (W)
GPS 500 (W)
C151a
Class B
GTS 820
C147, C166a, CO197A, DO-200A
GTS 850
C118, C116a, DO197A, DO-267A
GNS 530 (W), GNS 500
(W), GNA 400 (W), GNS 420
(W), GNS 430 (W), G1000
Series, G900X Series,
G600, G500 and select nonGarmin displays
GNS 530 (W), GNS 500
(W), GNA 400 (W), GNS 420
(W), GNS 430 (W), G1000
Series, G900X Series,
G600, G500 and select nonGarmin displays
121o Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012
6.25 x 2.7 x 12.7
LRU 9.0
vertical rack, 1.05;
horizotal rack 1.94
$9,995
N/A
40-watt TAS suited to most light hleicopters and piston aircraft. FEatures GArmin’s
exclusive CLEAR CAS technology with up to
12 miles of active surveillance and ADS-B
“in” capability.
GNS 500 Series navigation systems. Visual
and aural warnings are provided to warn crew
of potential CFIT hazards.
$19,995
TAS traffic alerting for faster and higherperforming aircraft. Combines active/assive
surveillance, 250-watt output (for up to 40
mi. of active surveillance), and Garmin CLEAR
CAS with ADS-B “in” capability.
$24,995
Satisfies all TCAS I collision avoidance criteria
for higher-capacity turboprops and jets.
Garmin CLEAR CAS enables both active and
passive surveillance with 1090 MHz ADS-B
“in” capability; 250 watts output.
6.25. x 2.7 x 12.7
6.25. x 2.7 x 12.7
vertical rack 1.05
horizontal rack 1.94
Options feature for GNS 530/430 (W) Flight
Management Systems for helicopters. Visual
and aural warnings are provided to warn crew
of potential CFIT hazards.
Reduced Protection Mode (RP MOde) is available. Provides optional voice callouts (VCOs)
when decending 500 feet and lower. Option
available for remote mountable annunciation.
$10,000
N/A
LRU: 9.0
vertical rack 1.05
horizontal rack 1.94
Remarks
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COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEMS
Manufacturer
L-3 Avionics Systems
5353 52nd St. S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 949-6600
Fax: (616) 285-4224
www.L-3avionics.com
Model
TSO
Display Interface Options
LandMark TAWS 8000
C151a Class B
LandMark TAWS 8100
C151b Class B
7.0 x 2.25 x 9.0
TAWS compatible Arinc 453
EFIS, Arinc 453 weather
radar indicators and compatible MFDs. Display on nonArinc 453 radar indicators
requires the RGC 350 Radar
Graphics Computer (sold
separately)
7.0 x 2.25 x 9.0
Displays on compatible EFIS
and MFDs. Contact factory
for list.
SkyWatch HP
SKY899
C147, C118
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Bendix/King
KGP 560
C151
Class B
KGP 860
C151
Class B
Mark XXI
C118
Class B
Bendix/King
KTA 870
C147
KTA 970
C118
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KMD 550 MFD,
KMD 850 MFD
and most MFDs
KMD 550 MFD,
KMD 850 MFD
and most MFDs
KMD 550 MFD,
KMD 850 MFD
and most MFDs
$12,230
Remote processor that offers predictive warning functions using position data from a GPS
receiver, flight configuration and an internal
terrain and obstacle database. Both aural and
visual warnings are issued whenever CFIT situations arise. LandMark is designed to
meet or exceed Class B requirements of TSO
C151a. Baro-corrected altitude input required.
$15,230
Features a WAAS GPS Sensor. With its accurate positioning information, the LandMark
8100 eliminates the need for multiple inputs
from other aircraft sensors, simplifying the
installation. The 8100 provides the highest
integrity terrain data without complicated GPS,
ADC or OAT inputs. 320 nm range.
$15,990
LRU: 8.9
Antenna: 2.3
$20,990
LRU: 9.0
Antenna: 2.3
12.52 x 3.56 x 7.62
Displays on compatible EFIS
and MFDs. Contact factory
for list.
Remarks
3.40
12.52 x 3.56 x 7.62
Displays on compatible EFIS
and MFDs. Contact factory
for list.
Price
3.35
12.52 x 3.56 x 7.62
SkyWatch HP
SKY899
C147
Weight (lb)
TAWS compatible Arinc 453
EFIS, Arinc 453 weather
radar indicators and compatible MFDs. Display on nonArinc 453 radar indicators
requires the RGC 350 Radar
Graphics Computer (sold
separately)
SkyWatch
SKY497
C147
Processor Size
$24,340
LRU: 9.0
Antenna: 2.3
2.2 x 4.15 x 6.25
(TAS) Active surveillance 11 nm, tracks up to
30 intruder aircraft and provides both aural
and visual warnings. Verbal Intruder Positioning
(VIP) announces range, bearing and relative
altitude or intruder aircraft through cockpit’s
audio system. Single antenna system reduces
installation costs and exceeds the performance
of dual antenna systems. 5-yr. warranty.
(TCAS-I) Active surveillance 35 nm, tracks up
to 35 intruder aircraft and provides both aural
and visual warnings. Verbal Intruder Positioning
(VIP) announces range, bearing and relative
altitude or intruder aircraft through cockpit’s
audio system. Single antenna system reduces
installation costs and exceeds the performance
of dual antenna systems. 5-yr. warranty.
(TAS-I) Active surveillance 35 nm, tracks up
to 35 intruder aircraft and provides both aural
and visual warnings. Verbal Intruder Positioning
(VIP) announces range, bearing and relative
altitude or intruder aircraft through cockpit’s
audio system. Single antenna system reduces
installation costs and exceeds the performance
of dual antenna systems. 5-yr. warranty.
$12,038
EGPWS exceeds Class B requirements. Provides aural and visual warnings; Internal GPS;
worldwide database by region.
$15,615
EGPWS exceeds Class B requirements. Provides aural and visual warnings; internal GPS;
worldwide database by region. EFIS displays
additional warning modes.
$19,011
Helicopter EGPWS.
$27,719
Traffic Advisory System (TAS) is an active
system providing aural and visual advisories.
Single or dual directional antennas.
$36,504
TCAS I system.
1.5
2.2 x 4.15 x 6.25
1.5
4.5 x 7.0 x N/A
1.5
KMD 550 MFD,
KMD 850 MFD
and most MFDs
4.5 x 7.0 x 13.8
dual-color, flat-panel LCD
combined IVSI/TA display,
KMD 550,
EFIS, KMD 850 or
weather radar
4.5 x 7.0 x 13.8
8.75
8.75
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COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEMS
Manufacturer
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Model
Display Interface Options
TSO
Bendix/King
KMH 880
KMD 550 MFD,
KMD 850 MFD
and most MFDs
C147, C151, Class B
Bendix/King
KMH 980
KMD 550 MFD,
KMD 850 MFD
and most MFDs
C118, C151
Class B
EGPWS MK VI
C151b Class A, C92C
EFIS (select), MFD and radar
indicators
EGPWS MK VIII
C151b Class A, C92C
EFIS (select), MFD
and radar indicators
EGPWS MK XXII
Processor Size
Weight (lb)
C118
CAS 67A System
C119 a/b
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-1000
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
Sandel Avionics
2401 Dogwood Way
Vista, CA 92081
(877) 726-3357
((760) 727-4900
Fax: (760) 727-4899
www.sandel.com
Universal Avionics
Systems Corp.
3260 E. Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 295-2300
(800) 321-5253
Fax: (520) 295-2395
www.uasc.com
$59,721
MK XXII is for helicopters with radar altimeters.
Low-altitude mode. Internal GPS.
$107,320
(without
internal
GPS)
MK V is standard equipment on turbofan
aircraft with digital avionics.
3.5
7.5
7.9 x 2.4 x 12.8
EFIS, MFD and
radar indicators
dual-color, flat-panel LCD
combined IVSI/TA display,
KTA 870,
KMH 880, EFIS or weather
radar
dual-color, flat-panel LCD
combined IVSI/TA/RA
display (included in price
shown). Also can interface
with KMD 550 MFD,
KMD 850 MFD, EFIS or
weather radar
$112,837
Collins TVI-920
(RA, TA)
$129,247
TCAS I system. Includes processor, control
panel, directional antenna and IVSI/TA display.
Does not include installation kits. Upgradable
to TCAS II.
$257,252
TCAS II system includes one TTR-4000 TCAS
II LRU, one TRE-920 directional antenna, one
TVI-920 VSI (TA/RA) display and one CTL-92T
TCAS control panel. Does not include: Mode S
transponder(s), installation kits/trays or bottom
omni-directional TCAS antena.
Software upgradeable to Change 7.1.
$422,064*
(typical installation)
TCAS II system. European ACAS compatible
Mode S Level III. AC/DC in one part number
includes control panel and two TRE antennas.
Displays range/alt. separation from traffic. Max
range 3 mi. Two surveillance volumes and MSL
of traffic. Top/bottom antennas to optimize
coverage. Upgrades to 8800 Gold.
*BCA estimate.
$18,950
3-ATI helicopter TAWS with integrated display.
Can replace existing radar altimeter indicator.
Sunlight readable LED backlit display with 180
deg. viewing angle and over 10,000-hr. MTBF.
NVIS compatible version $22,200.
1
⁄2 ATR-S
(4 MCU)
17.0
1 ⁄2 ATR-S
(4 MCU)
17.0
3 ATI panel-mount
2.9
ST3400 TAWS
3 ATI panel-mount
Integrated rear
projection LCD with LED
backlighting
Universal Avionics
EFI-890R, MFD-640, UNS
FMS (5-in. display)
$22,750
2.9
Smiths
BAE ATP EFIS
additional display
options available
3-ATI Class A or Class B TAWS with integrated
display. Sunlight readable LED backlit display
with 180 deg. viewing angle and over 10,000
hr. MTBF. Optional interface for traffic, $980.
Class A version, $37,100.
2 MCU LRU
Honeywell
numerous weather radar,
MFD and EFIS displays
Rockwell Collins
numerous weather radar,
MFD and EFIS displays
MK VII is for turbofan aircraft equipped with
analog avionics.
8.0
4 MCU
C87, C113, C151b,
C194
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MK VIII designed for >30-passsenger
light transport operations, small turbofan, business jets. No internal GPS
6.2 x 3.0 x 12.1
Integrated rear projection
LCD with LED backlighting
C151b, C92c
$53,898
3.5
7.9 x 2.4 x 12.8
ST3400H HeliTAWS
TAWS A
TAWS B
MK VI designed for 10- to 19-passenger
turboprop operation, interface and display
requirements.
6.2 x 3.0 x 12.1
Collins EFIS, MFD
TCAS compatible
VSI (RA)
C113, C151b
$41,190
9.68
EFIS, MFD and radar
indicators
TCAS 4000
C119
(C119a when issued)
TCAS I and GA-EGPWS.
4.5 x 7.0 x 13.8
3.5
EGPWS MK VII
CAS 66A System
$56,723
8.75
C151b Class A
C151a Class A,
C92c, C117a
Traffic Advisory System (TAS) and EGPWS in
one box. Active traffic system providing aural
and visual adviories. Single or dual directional
antennas.
6.2 x 3.0 x 12.1
EGPWS MK V
Remarks
$43,730
4.5 x 7.0 x 13.8
EFIS and MFDs
C151b Class A,
C92c, C117a
Price
TAWS A
$40,700
9.6
TAWS B
$26,200
Worldwide terrain database with 480+ MB
data. High-resolution analog video views;
3-D perspective view; profile view; map view.
Map view of terrain can be output using ARINC
708 or WXPF formats for interface with various
existing weather radars. Both version include
obstacle database.
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COCKPIT VOICE RECORDERS (CVR)/FLIGHT DATA RECORDERS (FDR)
Type
Manufacturer
TSO
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Recording Medium
Size
Price
Duration
Weight (lb.)
Power Required
solid-state, digital
9.5 x 5.88 x 5.75
$28,123
Model
CVR
Remarks
AR 120 CVR
980-6023-002
120 min.
8.8
28 VDC
⁄2 ATR short
$40,193
120 min.
11.5
28 VDC
115 AC
solid-state, digital
9.5 x 5.88 x 5.75
$41,799
Non-ARINC size with underwater locator
beacon; control panel and mounting tray not
required. ARINC 557 and ARINC 757.
ED 56A, C123a
CVR
1
solid-state, digital
SSCVR
980-6022-011
Solid-state CVR with underwater locator
beacon. ARINC 557 and ARINC 757.
ED 56A, C123
FDR
Non-ARINC FDR, ARINC 717, 429.
Mounting tray not required.
AR FDR
980-4710-00X
ED 55, C124e
FDR
25 hrs. @ 64,
128, 256 wps
solid-state, digital
8.8
28 VDC
⁄2 ATR long or short
$32,126 to
$43,729
1
SSFDR
980-4700-0XX
11.5 (short)
13.5 (long)
115 VAC
28 VDC
1
⁄2 ATR short
$48,512
120 min. voice;
25 hr. data @ 64,
128, 256 wps
11.5
28 VDC
solid-state
flash memory
6.0 x 4.9 x 8.0
$19,500
C123b, C124b,
C177, C123a,
C124a, EUROCAE
ED-112
120-min. voice &
ambient audio
+25 hr. (min.)
Flight data +120
minute data link
messaging
7.0
28 VDC
Combi CVR/FDR
w/ embedded Redorded Independedt
Power Supply (RIPS)
solid-state
flash memory
6.0 x 4.9 x 8.0
$27,500
120-min. voice &
ambient audio +25
hr. (min.)
Flight data +120
minute data link
messaging
8.68
28 VDC
solid-state
flash memory
6.0 x 4.9 x 8.0
$16,500
120-min. voice &
ambient audio
7.9
28 VDC
solid-state
flash memory
6.0 x 4.9 x 8.0
$24,500
C123b, C155, C177,
C123a, EUROCAE
ED-112
120 min. voice &
ambient audio
8.68
28 VDC
FDR
solid-state
flash memory
6.0 x 4.9 x 8.0
$16,500
25 hr. (min) Flight
data + 120 min.
data link
messaging
7.9
28 VDC
ED 55, C124
DVDR/FDR
AR Combi
980-6021-06X
ED 56A, C123a
Universal Avionics Systems Corp.
3260 E. Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 295-2300
Fax: (520) 295-2395
www.uasc.com
Combi CVR/FDR
25 hrs. @ 64,
128, 256 wps
solid-state, digital
CVFDR-145
CVFDR-145R
C123b, C124b,
C155, C177, C123a,
C124a, EUROCAE
ED-112
CVR
CVR-120A
C123b, C177,
C123a, EUROCAE
ED-112
CVR w/embedded
Recorded Independent Power Supply
(RIPS)
CVR-120R
FDR-25
C124b, C124a,
EUROCAE ED-112
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Solid-state FDR; ARINC Form Factor; underwater locator beacon. ARINC 747, 573, 717. Fire
test to ED 56a.
Combination CVR/FDR; ARINC Form Factor.
Mounting tray not required. Data download
through front access PCMCIA.
No internal batteries. No periodic maintenance. Four channels of cockpit audio
data, UTC from ARINC 429 bus, UTC from a
Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) signaling source,
Rotor Speed for helicopter application. ARINC
717 Flight Data Recording, analog/digital
sensor signals via FDAU, ARINC 758 data
link information. PC-based ramp testing/
diagonstics.
Embedded RIPS. Solid state memory. No
internal batteries. No periodic maintenance.
Four channels of cockpit audio data, UTC from
ARINC 429 bus, UTC from a Frequency Shift
Keying (FSK) signaling source, Rotor Speed
for helicopter application. ARINC 717 Flight
Data Recording, analog/digital sensor signals
via FDAU, ARINC 758 data link information.
PC-based ramp testing/diagonstics.
No internal batteries. No periodic maintenance. Four channels of cockpit audio
data, UTC from ARINC 429 bus, UTC from a
Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) signaling source,
rotor Speed for helicopter applications, ARINC
758 data link information. PC-based ramp
testing/diagonstics.
Embedded RIPS. Solid-state memory. No
internal batteries. No periodic maintenance.
Four channels of cockpit audio data, UTC from
ARINC 429 bus, UTC from a Frequency Shift
Keying (FSK) signaling source, rotor speed
for helicopter applications. ARINC 758 data
link information. PC-based ramp testing/
diagonistics.
No internal batteries. No periodic maintenance. ARINC 717 Flight Data Recording. Additional data storage beyond 25 hr., analog/
digital sensor signals via FDAU. PC-based
ramp testing/diagonstics.
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HEAD-UP DISPLAYS
Manufacturer
Elbit Systems of AmericaCommercial Aviation
Kollsman
220 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 889-2500
www.kollsman.com
Rockwell Collins (Head Up
Guidance Systems)
16600 S.W. 72nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97224
(503) 443-3050
www.rockwellcollins.com
Model
Inputs & Outputs
Advanced
Technology HUD
(AT-HUD)
ARINC 429, ARINC 615
descrets, Enchaced Vision
(EVS) video, Synthetic
Vision (SVS) video
HGS-4000
ARINC 429, various
discretes, enhanced vision,
synthetic vision
Units/Weight (lb.)
Price
Size or Form Factor
Power Required
33
$356,000*
14.0 x 6.0 x 5.0
28 VDC
48.0
$397,481*
NA
—
Remarks
Fully digital EFVS video ready
LCD HUD that is compact and
lightweight.
*Contact manufacturer for specific
pricing.
Category III HUD available
on a number of business
and regional jet aircraft. Non-CAT
III on Bombardier Challenger 604.
*BCA estimate.
AIRCRAFT SITUATION DISPLAYS
Model
Manufacturer
Aspen Avionics
5001 Indian School Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 856-5034
Fax: (505) 314-5440
www.aspenavionics.com
Avidyne Corp.
55 Old Bedford Rd.
Lincoln, MA 01773
(800) 284-3963
Fax: (614) 885-8307
www.avidyne.com
Cobham (Chelton Flight
Systems)
1111 West Jefferson
Ste. 500
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 389-9959
www.cheltonflight
systems.com
Garmin
1200 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062
(800)800-1020
(800)357-8200
Fax: (913) 397-8282
www.garmin.com
Display
TSO
Display Size
EFD 1000 Pilot
TFT AMLCD
(400 x 760)
C2d, C3d, C4c,
C6d, C8d,
C10b, C106,
C113
6.0-in diag.
EFD 1000 Pro
TFT
AMLCD
(400 x 760)
C2d, C3d, C4c,
C6d, C8d,
C10b, C106,
C113
6.0-in. diag.
MHD 300
AMLCD
Inputs
ARINC 429
(5)
RS-232 (5)
Pitot/static
quick
connect
ARINC 429
(5)
RS-232 (5)
Pitot/static
quick
connect
Outputs
ARINC 429
(1)
RS-232 (3)
ARINC 429
(1)
RS-232 (3)
RS-232
ARINC 429
Units/Weight (lb)
Price
Size or Form Factor
Power
Required
display:
2.6 lb
w/mounting
bracket
remote sensor:
0.2 lb
$5,995
display:
3.50 x 7.0 x 4.15
depth:
6.35 in.
remote sensor:
2.65 x 4.40 x
1.0 in.
14-28 VDC
(provided
by PFD)
display:
2.6 lb
w/mounting
bracket
remote sensor:
0.2 lb
$9,995
display:
3.50 x 7.0 x 4.15
depth:
6.35 in.
remote sensor:
2.65 x 4.40 x
1.0 in.
14-28 VDC
(provided
by PFD)
2.0/0.9 kg
$7,990*
$10,990
with NVG
3.26 x 3.26 x 8.5
10-30 VDC
—
$70,000*
one screen
including all
sensors
5.5 x 6.25 x 4.5
11-33 VDC
see remaks
$9,995
ARINC 429
ARINC 568
(DME)
C147, C118
3 ATI
EFIS
LCD
C113, C110a,
C151b, C92c
6.4-in. diag.
HTAWS
(display interface options:
GNS 530 (W)
series; GNS
430 (W) series
ARINC 429,
Stormscope
WX-500,
TCAS, TCAD,
ARINC, RMI,
ADF, FMS,
OAT, VS, GS
deviation,
landing gear,
DH, GPS,
RS-232
N/A
C194
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display,
annunciators
and aural
warnings
N/A
N/A
Remarks
Includes integral ADAHRS backup
battery and emergency GPS, integral
altitude alterter/preselect, GPS flight
plan map views: 360° and arc, slaved
directional gyro with heading bug.
Same as EFD 1000, plus full EHSI with
dual bearing pointers; dual GPS, dual
VHF nav support; autopilot and flight
director integration; integral GPS steering; base map with curved flight paths;
(optional) traffic, weather overlays. EFD
PRO HPFD for helicopters, $14,995
Interface applications with Avidyne
TAS600-Series, Stormscope WX-500,
Honeywell Class B TAWS (EGPWS),
TCAS I, NVG compatible, DME. *BCA
estimate.
TAWS moving map display, WSI wx, terrain with waterways, TCAS I/II, lightning,
Jeppesen NavData, FAA NACO obstructions availlable by subscription.
DO-178B 6.0 software TSOed.
*BCA estimate.
Options feature for GNS 530/430
(W) Flight Management Systems for
helicopters. Visual and aural warnings
are provided to warn crew of potential
CFIT hazards. Reduced Protection Mode
(RP Mode) is available. Additionally
provides optional voice callouts (VOCs)
when decending 500 feet and lower.
Option available for remote mountable
annunciaton.
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AIRCRAFT SITUATION DISPLAYS
Model
Manufacturer
Garmin
1200 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062
(800)800-1020
(800)357-8200
Fax: (913) 397-8282
www.garmin.com
Display
TSO
Display Size
GTS 800
(display interface options):
GNS 530 (W),
GNS 500 (W),
GNS 400 (W),
GNS 420 (W),
GNS 430 (W),
G1000 Series,
G900X Series,
G600, G500
and select
non-Garmin
displays
Inputs
—
Outputs
—
C4c, C6d, C8d,
C34e, C36e,
C40c, C41d,
C52b, C63c,
C113, C147,
C2d
CDU: 10.0 x
6.75 (bezel) x
3.25 (depth)
GTS 820
(display interface options):
GNS 530 (W),
GNS 500 (W),
GNS 400 (W),
GNS 420 (W),
GNS 430 (W),
G1000 Series,
G900X Series,
G600, G500
and select
non-Garmin
displays
RS 232, RS
422, RS 485;
ARINC 429,
ARINC 708;
ethernet, ADF
(DC Sine/
Cos)
N/A
RS 232, RS
422, RS 485;
ARINC 429,
HDG/CRS
output, CDI/
VDI flags
10.0 x 6.75
(bezel) x 3.25
(depth)
RS 232, RS
422, RS 485;
ARINC 429,
ethernet
C4c, C6d, C8d,
C34e, C36e,
C40c, C41d,
C52b, C63c,
C113, C147,
C2d
GTS 820
(display interface options):
GNS 530 (W),
GNS 500 (W),
GNS 400 (W),
GNS 420 (W),
GNS 430 (W),
G1000 Series,
G900X Series,
G600, G500
and select
non-Garmin
displays
N/A
C4c, C6d, C8d,
C34e, C36e,
C40c, C41d,
C52b, C63c,
C113, C147,
C2d
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LRU: 9.0
vertical rack 1.05;
horizontal rack,
1.9
$9,995
40-watt TAS , suited to most light
helicopters and piston aircraft. Features
Garmin’s exclusive CLEAR CAS technology with up to 12 miles of active surveillance and ADS-B In capability.
(processor size)
6.25 x 2.7 x 12.7
N/A
1/6.4
$15,995
N/A
10 -40 VDC
LRU: 9.0
vertical rack 1.05
horizontal rack
1.94
$19,995
(processor size)
6.25 x 2.7 x 12.7
—
1/6.4
$24,995
N/A
10-40 VDC
LRU: 9.0
vertical rack 1.05
horizontal rack
1.94
$19,995
(processor size)
6.25 x 2.7 x 12.7
—
1/6.4
$24,995
N/A
10-40 VDC
N/A
10.0 x 6.75
(bezel) x 3.25
(depth)
RS 232, RS
422, RS 485;
ARINC 429,
ethernet
Remarks
RS 232, RS
422, RS 485;
ARINC 429,
C147, C166a,
CO-197A, DO200A
G500H
Size or Form Factor
N/A
C147, C166a,
CO-197A, DO200A
G500H
Price
Power
Required
—
C147, C166a,
DO-197A, DO200A
G500
Units/Weight (lb)
RS 232, RS
422, RS 485;
ARINC 429,
“Glass cockpit” suite for Class1/Class2
aircraft (under 8,000 lb.). Replaces
standard “six-pack” instruments. Features 6.5-in. PFD and MFD, plus AHRS
attitude/heading reference and more.
Optional Synthetic Vision Technology
(SVT). Optional interface adapter.
TAS for faster and higher-performing
aircraft. Combines active/passive
surveillance, 250-watt output (for up
to 40 miles of active surveillance),
and Garmin CLEAR CAS with ADS-B In
capability.
All-glass avionics system designed
specifically for the VFR Part 27 helicopter market. Features includes optional
helicopter systhetic vision technology
(HSVT), helicopter specific databses
with over 7,000 heliports and nearly
30,000 additional low-altitude obstacles, optional XM WX Satellite Weather
with NEXRAD, and the ability to display
video from a FLIR camera or other video
sources. (camera not included.)
TAS for faster and higher-performing
aircraft. Combines active/passive
surveillance, 250-watt output (for up
to 40 miles of active surveillance),
and Garmin CLEAR CAS with ADS-B In
capability.
All-glass avionics system designed
specifically for the VFR Part 27 helicopter market. Features includes optional
helicopter systhetic vision technology
(HSVT), helicopter specific databses
with over 7,000 heliports and nearly
30,000 additional low-altitude obstacles, optional XM WX Satellite Weather
with NEXRAD, and the ability to display
video from a FLIR camera or other video
sources. (camera not included.)
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AIRCRAFT SITUATION DISPLAYS
Model
Manufacturer
Garmin
1200 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062
(800)800-1020
(800)357-8200
Fax: (913) 397-8282
www.garmin.com
Display
TSO
Display Size
GTS 850
(display interface options):
GNS 530 (W),
GNS 500 (W),
GNS 400 (W),
GNS 420 (W),
GNS 430 (W),
G1000 Series,
G900X Series,
G600, G500
and select
non-Garmin
displays
Inputs
N/A
Outputs
KDR 610
XM Weather
Receiver
see
remarks
weather
displays via
XM satellite
C157
see
remarks
Honeywell
MFRD
LCD
C63c, C110a,
C113, C196
6 in. diag.
Trilogy
ESI-1000
AMLCD;
optional NVG
compatibility
RS-232
ARINC
429, radar,
datalink,
EGPWS,
traffic, NTSC
video
N/A
L-3 Avionics Systems
5353 52nd St. S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 949-6600
Fax: (616) 285-4224
www.L-3avionics.com
Price
Size or Form Factor
Power
Required
LRU: 9.0
vertical rack 1.05
horizontal rack
1.94
$24,995
(processor size)
6.25 x 2.7 x 12.7
10-40 VDC
1/1.5
$7,408
see remarks
10-32 VDC
1/7.0
$52,327
4.8 x 6.2 x 8.4
28 VCD or
115 VAC
400 Hz
1/2.22
$14,995
N/A
C118, C116a,
DO-197A, DO267A
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Units/Weight (lb)
interfaced to
Bendix/King
KMD 250,
KMD 550
and KMD
850 MFDs
display
N/A
C2d, C3e, C4c,
C6e, C10b,
C46a, C113,
C179
4.0 x 3.0
3-ATI chassis 4.0
x. 3.35 x 7.66
14 - 28 VDC
Trilogy
ESI-2000
AMLCD;
optional NVG
compatibility
1/2.56
$15,700
N/A
N/A
C2d, C3e, C4c,
C6e, C10b,
C46a, C113,
C179
4.0 x 3.0.
3-ATI chassis 4.0
x. 3.00 x 6.7
14 - 28 VDC
GH-3000
AMLCD;
optional NVG
compatibility
1/ 3.6
$15,990
C2d, C4, C6d,
C9d, C10b,
C34e, C36e,
C40c, C46a,
C66a, C119,
C115b
2 - CSDB
4 - ARINC 429
1 - RS-422
2 - CSDB
4 - ARINC 429
1 - RS-422
3-ATI chassis
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28 VDC
3.3 x 3.3 x 9.54
Remarks
Satisfies all TCAS I collision avoidance
criteria for high-capability turboprops
and jets. Garmin CLEAR CAS enables
both active and passiv surveillance with
1090 MHz ADS-B “in” capability. 250
watts output.
Part of an MFD system; data link
weather receiver provides high- speed
textual and graphical weather to the
cockpit. Available weather products include composite NEXRAD radar, graphical METARs, AIRMETS and SIGMETS.
The active flight plan can be overlaid on
all graphical weather images. System
enables user to pan, zoom and interrogate areas of interest via joystick.
Multi-function display of weather
radar, traffic, terrain, navigation maps,
checklists.
Electronic standby instrument designed
to level “A” software and hardware
compliances, the Trilogy ESI replaces
traditional standby instruments and
combines attitude, altitude and
airspeed infomation into a compact
3.8-in. diagonal display while maintaining a 3-ATI chassis design. Heading
is available when coupled with the
optional magnetometer. For fixed-wing
and helicopter applications.
Electronic standby instrument incorporates an internal batery to meet the
requirements for independent, dedicated back-up power for aircraft without
dual electrical system. The lithium ion
battery is integrated into the ESI-2000
hardware with a triple redundant safety
design and provides a minimum of 1 hr.
and up to 4 hr. of standby power. Heading is available when coupled with the
optional magnetometer. For fixed-wing
and helicopter applications.
Electronic standby instrument features
solid-state sensor technology, active
matrix LCD and custom programming to
visully match most aircraft primary EFIS.
Remote air data computer provides
altitude, airspeed and vertical speed
information. Navigation interfaces
include options for ILS,VOR, DME, FMS
and TACAN. Optional heading display via
remote-mount magnetometer. For fixedwing and helicopter applications.
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AIRCRAFT SITUATION DISPLAYS
Manufacturer
L-3 Avionics Systems
5353 52nd St. S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 949-6600
Fax: (616) 285-4224
www.L-3avionics.com
Rogerson-Kratos
403 S. Raymond
Pasadena, CA 91109
(626) 449-3090
www.rogersonkratos.com
Sandel Avionics
2401 Dogwood Way
Vista, CA 92081
(877) 726-3357
(760) 727-4900
Fax: (760) 727-4899
www.sandel.com
Universal Avionics
Systems Corp.
3260 E. Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 295-2300
Fax: (520) 295-2395
www.uasc.com
Universal Avionics
Systems Corp.
3260 E. Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 295-2300
Fax: (520) 295-2395
www.uasc.com
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Model
Display
TSO
Display Size
GH-3100
5 ATI EFIS
AMLCD
flat panel
C3d, C4c, C5e,
C6d, C8d, C9c,
C34e, C35d,
C36e, C40c,
C41d, C52b,
C63c, C66c,
C67, C87, C92c,
C113, C117a,
C118, C119b,
C129a, C147,
C161a
5 ATI
or 6.4-in.
diagonal
SA4550 Primary Attitude
Display
rear projection
LCD w/LED
backlighting
4 ATI
AMLCD,;
optional NVG
compatibility
C3d, C4e, C5e,
C6d, C52b,
C105, C113
3.35 x 4.36
EFI-640
AMLCD
C3d, C4c, C5e,
C6d, C52b,
C105, C113
3.86 x 5.14
EFI-890R
C2d, C3d, C4c,
C5e, C6d, C8d,
C10b, C34e,
C35d, C36c,
C40c, C41d,
C52b, C63c,
C66c, C87,
C92c, C95,
C105, C113,
C115b, C118,
C119a, C129a,
C151a
5.5-in. dia.
6.4-in. dia.
active matrix
color LCD
6.3 x 6.3
(8.0 in dia.)
Units/Weight (lb)
Price
Size or Form Factor
Power
Required
1/ 4.0
2 - CSDB
6 - ARINC 429
1 - RS-422
3 ATI
EFI-550
Outputs
AMLCD;
optional NVG
compatibility
C2d, C4c, C6d,
C10b, C34e,
C36e, C40c,
C46a, C66a,
C106, C113,
C115b, ETSO
C113, C3d,
C4c, C34e,
C36e, C52b
Inputs
2 - CSDB
4 - ARINC 429
1 - RS-422
3-ATI chassis
3.3 x 3.3 x 3-ATI
11.0
1/7.75
analog
synchro
(XYZ, Sin/
Cos) variable
AC/DC
discretes &
digital ARINC
429, 419,
453, 735,
RS-232
analog synchro (XYZ,
Sin/Cos)
variable AC/
DC discretes
& digital
ARINC 429,
419, 453,
735, RS-232
analog:
attitude
glideslope,
locaiizer,
flight director
command
inputs, radar
altimeter
mode annunciators
N/A
ARINC
6 - 429/419
1 - 561/568
2 - 453/708A
2 - RS 422
4 - analog
30 - discretes*
ARINC
429/49 (2)
RS 422 (2)
6 - analog
8 - discretes
ARINC
6 - 429/419
1 - 561/568
2 - 453/708A
2 - RS 422
4 - analog
30 - discretes*
ARINC
429/49 (2)
RS 422 (2)
6 - analog
8 - discretes
Analog:
6 - ARINC 429
5 - CSDB
2 - ARINC 708
3 - Manchester bus ports
2 - VGA or
1 - RDR-1E/F
& 1 - VGS,
2 - RS-170 or
2 - NTSC
comp. or 18:1
1 - RS-232
(maint.)
Digital:
28 GND/OPN
discretes
14 - 28 VDC/
OPN
4 - ARINC 407
with 2 ref.
inputs
15 - analog DC
$56,990
28 VDC
Remarks
Electronic standby instrument with
same features as GH-3000 but
includes an integrated air data card to
provide altitude, airspeed and vertical
speed information. The compact solidstate ADC module adds less than 1
in. to the total length of the system,
saving valuable space and weight.
Optional heading display via ARINC 429
or remote-mount magnetometer.
$42,000*
5 ATI or
6.4 dia.
28 VDC
44 W max
1/3.4
$20,950*
4 ATI
20-33 VDC
40 W
1/7.1
$14,995
One, two or four programmable, selfcontained flat-panel AMLCD EADI and
EHSIs. Radio altimeter functions such
as DH, expanded scale for landing helicopter operations, TCAS I and II, and
EGPWS display capability, in addition
to standard ADI, HSI, bearing pointers,
CDI, autopilot annunciation, flight
director cross bars or ‘V’ bars. Upgrade
packages available. *BCA estimate.
Designed to upgrade legacy ADIs. Incorporates flight director command bars,
glideslope/ localizer deviation scale,
fast/ slow indicator and mode annunciations. Selectable single-cue/split-cue
display option. Sunlight readable LED
backlit display with 180-degree viewing
angle and over 10,000-hour MTBF.
*High-vibration version, $23,800. NVIS
compatible version, $27,050
*Depending on configuration.
(EFIS-85 std.)
4.8 x 5.18 x 7.90
(from front mount
surface)
28 VDC
1/7.8
$36,000*
5 x 6 ATI
5.18 x 6.18 x 7.9
(from front mount
surface)
28 VDC
1/ 12.0
$60,000*
Horizontal viewing angles of +/-60°.;
electronically adjusted vertical viewing
angle; sunlight readability with greater
than 10,000/1 dimming range.
*Depending on configuration.
Analog:
2 - ARINC
429
2 - CSDB
1 - Manhester bus port
Digital:
5 - GND/
OPN discretes
3 - 28
VDC/OPN
discretes
6 - analog
resolvers
2 - DC differential
2 - DC single
ended
bezel:
7.84 h x 7.42 w
depth:
9.79
(back of bezel to
rear of connector)
28 VDC
Horizontal viewing angle
+60°/-60°, vertical viewing angle
+45°/-10°; resolution: 780 x 780 pixels;
124.5 color groups per inch (CGPI);
sunlight readability with greater than
10,000/1 dimming range.
*Depending on configuration.
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ELECTRONIC FLIGHT BAGS
Manufacturer
Advanced Data
Research Florida
1765 Star Batt Dr.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
(248) 299-5300, Ext. 235
Fax: (248) 299-5319
www.adrsoft.com
Esterline CMC
Electronics
600 Dr. Frederick
Phillips Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec,
Canada
4HM259
(514) 748-3184
Fax: (514) 748-3100
www.cmcelectronics.ca
Model
Display
Class
Display Size
Inputs
2 USB 2.0,
external monitor,
PCMCIA card
slot, secure
Digital (SD) card,
modem (RJ-11),
ethernet (RJ-45),
headphone, mic,
docking port
Outputs
Units/Weight (lb)
Price
Size
Power Required
FG 7100
EFB Kit
WXGA transmissive LCD with
vertical portrait
screen (1280
x 768)
Class II
8.9-in. diagonal
9.3 x 6.6 x 1.5
16 VCDC
Pilot-View
CMA-1100
(8.4 in.)
or
CMA-1410
(10.4 in.)
touch-screen
XGA AMLCD
EDU: 3.5
EDU: 4.0
EEMU: 2.0
8.4-in. units:
$25,880
10.4-in. units:
$28,880
EDU: 8.5 x 6.1
x 1.5
N/A
Class 2
8.4-in. or 10.4in. diagonal
ARINC 429 (4)
Ethernet USB 2.0
(2) RS 232/422,
RS-170/NTSC
video
discrete I/O
(4x1), EDU
USB 2.0 (2);
PCMCIA
wireless
802.11 a/b/g
1/2.21
VGA, sound
2 serial (with
PCMCIA
adapter)
ARINC 429 (2)
Discretes (2)
video GPS
position
$3,995
EDU: 8.0 x 9.6
x 1.6
22-33 VDC or
110/400 Hz
Remarks
Fujitsu Lifebook P1630 coputer with 1.2
GHz Intel Core 2 Duo VLV processor, 1
GB memory (2 GB) optional), 80 GB hard
drive (120 GB and 64 GB solid-state drive
optional); integrated 802.11 a/b/gDraft N
and Bluetooth wireless LAN, PCMCIA and
SD drives; Windows XP Tablet Edition, DVD
+ RW drive and cable, AC adapter, FCS
software. Optional TSO’d power supply,
plus many other options.
Touch-sensitive screen and line select
keys with intuitive pilot interface. Applications include: electronic charts (Jeppesen,
Lido, EAG, etc.), checklists, performance
calculation, e-documents, e-techlog,
moving maps and weather. EFB system
comprises Electronic Display/Processor
Unit (EDU), Enhanced Expansion Module
Unit (EEMU).
EEMU: 1.9 x 6.9
x 5.1
IMS Flight Deck
16 Technology Dr.
Ste. 142
Irvine, CA 92618-2324
(949) 679-9900
www.flightdeck.aero
Innovative Solutions
and Support
720 Pennsylvania Dr
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 646-9800
www.innovative-ss.com
NavAero
9-15 W. Hubbard St.
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60610
(866) 628-2376
Fax: (312) 423-9966
www.navaero.com
Sky Tab 2350
Class 1
8.4-in. TFT LCD,
nced direct sunlight readable,
800 x 600 dpi
resolution
1/1.9
1 USB 2.0 port,
1 PCMCIA port,
headphone,
microphone,
802.11 wireless,
Bluetooth
802.11
wireless,
Bluetooth
Available on
IS&S AVIO
NG, ADVIZ,
Vantage,
PC-12 FPDS,
cockpit and IP
and others.
t-BagC22 EFB
ASU
(Application
Server Unit)
10.4 inch,
15.4 inch
integrated in
glass cockpit
color TFT
LCD resistive
touch screen
8.4 in. or 10.4 in.
CPU: 1 USB slot
Connectors: 61
pin sealed cradle
connector, tPad
interface,
3 USB,
1 RS-232
1 LAN
integrated in
glass cockpit
CPU: 1 USB
slot
Connectors:
61 pin sealed
cradle connector, tPad
interface,
3 USB,
1 RS-232
1 LAN
UCDT III
touch screen
terminal display
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC OS, 30
GB standard hard drive, optional 8 GB
solid state flash drive. No stylus requried.
AC/DC adapter.
7.9 x 9.6 x 0.8
Display 6.0
mounted in panel
N/A
see remarks
1/NA
$3,495* with
8.4-in. display
$3,995* with
10.4-in. display
93.8 x 113.8 x
23.8 excluding
connectors and
mounting hardware
13.8-30 VDC
60 W maximum
Remote ASU
1/7.5
2 MCU
4 ARINC 429, 8
discrete,
2 NTSC video
1 S video
10/100 base T
network capability
5.1 x 6.75 in.
N/A
Remote chart
server: 8.0
AMLCD
Class 2
Universal Avionics
Systems Corp.
3260 E. Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 295-2300
Fax: (520) 295-2395
www.uasc.com
LCD
$30,000
1 ARINC 429
4 discrete,
10/100 base
T network
capability
UCD terminal III
1/2.8
Class 3
powered by UCD
8.4-in. diag
6.52 x 8.43 x 1.13
121w Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012
Integrated Class 3 chart server system
for all models of IS&S Cockpit Display
Systems. Class 3 chart information is
certified for paperless cockpit with dual
servers, own-ship position on all geosynchornized charts and taxi ways. System provides both full page and patented
ZOOM scrolling for detail. Charts include
all RNAV, LPV approaches as well. Fast
chart search is provided for all charts on
the route including approach, departure,
SID/STARS. Moving map cursor inputs
allow for graphical selection of airports
or navaids.
*Installation kit extra. Class 2 EFB can be
used to store, retrieve, display and use a
wide variety of required documents and
procedures such as operations specifications, performance data, operations
manuals, MELs, control documents and
video surveillance. CPU: 1 GHz processor, 40GB hard drive, 512MB memory,
Windows XP Professional OS. Removable
CPU module computer system contains
CPU, power supply and emergency battery
backup nickel cadmium power pack. *BCA
estimate.
Provides supplementary display for
viewing electronic charts, checklists and
external video sources. As an electronic
flight bag (EFB), the ASU supports a terminal area chart database via Jeppesen, Inc.
Charts, NOTAMs and airport information
downloaded from CD-ROM and stored
in flash memory within ASU. Flight plan
departure and arrival airport information
from FMS prompts displays of departure,
arrival and approach charts and airport
diagrams. Manual searches accomplished
via pull-down menu and touch-screen
keyboard. Two user-defined zoom levels.
System overlays aircraft position onto approach charts and airport diagrams.
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ENHANCED/SYNTHETIC VISION SYSTEMS
Manufacturer
Esterline CMC Electronics
600 Dr.
Frederick Philllips Blvd.
Montral, Quebec, Canada
H4M259
(514) 748-3184
Fax: (514) 748-3100
www.cmcelectronics.ca
Model
Display
TSO
Display Size
CMA-2600
SureSight
I-series
EVS-IR Sensor
HUD/HDD
—
dependent on
HUD/HDD
CMA-2600i
SureSight
I-Series
EVS-IR sensor
HUD/HDD
—
CMA-2700
SureSight
I-Series
EVS-IR sensor
Elbit Systems of America
Commercial Aviation
Systems - Kollsman
220 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 889-2500
www.kollsman.com
L-3 Avionics Systems
5353 52nd St. S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 949-6600
Fax: (616) 285-4224
www.L-3avionics.com
MAX-VIZ, Inc.
16165 S.W. 72nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97224
(503) 968-3036
Fax: (503) 968-7615
www.Max-Viz.com
HUD/HDD
single, dualband sensor
operating
in the short
to medium
wavelengths,
1-5 microns
single, dualband sensor
operating
in the short
to medium
wavelengths,
1-5 microns
single, dualband sensor
operating
in the short
to medium
wavelengths,
1-5 microns
Outputs
2-ANSI/SMPTE
170M
ARINC 429
RS 422
descretes
Units/Weight (lb.)
Size
NA
2-ANSI/SMPTE
170M
1/LRU
21.0
ARINC 429
RS 422
descretes
—
2-ANSI/SMPTE
170M
Infrared sensor provides situation awareness to
pilots for night and low-visibility situation.
1/LRU
21.0
Infrared sensor provides situation awareness to
pilots for night and low-visibility situation.
ARINC 429
RS 422
descretes
—
2 ARINC 818
RS-170/SMPTE
170M; SMPTE
259; RS 232/RS
422; ARINC 429
descrets
EFVS certified for FAR 91.175 (I) and (m) operational credit. EFVS certified for Part 91, 135
and 121 operations on fixed- and rotary-wing
applications. *Contact manufacturer for specific
application pricing.
HUD/HDD
GAViS
any RS-170/
SMPTE,
170M analog
video capable
display
see remarks
N/A
3.0 x 6.0 x 11.0
IRIS
A100
any RS-10
compatible
displays
1/1.7
1-5 micron
infrared sensor
N/A
see
remarks
N/A
EVS-1500
HDD/HUD
compatible
with many
MFDs
EVS-600
—
7 -14 micron,
uncooled
ferroelectric
sensor
long-wave
infrared solidstate uncooled
sensor
RS-170/SMPTE
170M, analog
video
—
EVS certified for situational awareness in all
weather conditions. Certified for fixed- and
rotary-wing aircraft. *Contact manufacturer for
specific application pricing.
1/3.5
RS-170, NTSC
compatible video
or PAL
5.4 x 5.4 x 3.4
RS-170
—
HDD/MFC
3/22.0
1/2 ATR
8-14 micron infrared sdensor
Remarks
When used with a HUD as part of a certified
EVS, infrared sensor provides situational awareness to
pilot for night and low-visibility situations.
1/LRU
21.0
EVS II
—
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dependent on
HUD/HDD
Inputs
camera: -2.8 diameter x 6.8 length
power module:
3.75 x 5.0 x 2.25
camera: 2 lb.
power module:
2.5 lb.
Uses uncooled BST technology, IRIS provides
enhanced visibulity of almost any object, day
or night, by measuring variations in heat signatures. A real-time, black and white image of
people, animals, aircraft and terrain is displayed
on any compatible RS-170 cockpit display.
*King Air, Bell 206 and Twin Commander STC
kits additional. Contact factory for pricing and
details.
Pilot selectable dual field of view. Optical zoom.
Designed for high-performance fixed- and rotarywing aircraft.
3.77 x 8.69 x
2.51/1.2lb.
long-wave
infrared solidstate uncooled
sensor
RS-170
3.77 x 8.69 x
2.51/1.2lb.
Long-wave infrared solid-state uncooled sensor.
Limited to FL 250 or below.
Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012 121x
Avionics
FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Model
Manufacturer
Esterline CMC Electronics
600 Dr. Frrederik Philips
Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H4M 259
(514) 748-3184
Fax: (514) 748-3100
www.cmcelectronics.ca
FreeFlight Systems
3700 Interstate 35 S.
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 662-0000
Fax: ( 254-662-9450
www.freeflightsystems.com
# Available
ARINC 429
(In/Out)
Vertical
Nav Modes
TSO’d
Nav Sensors
# Available
ARINC 429
Procedure Legs
TSOs
RNP Certification
Avidyne
55 Old Bedford Rd.
Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 402-7400
(800) AVIDYNE
Fax: (781) 402-7599
www.avidyne.com
CDU Type
FMS900W
Display Type
multi-waypoint,
advisory
see remarks
—
C146
Performance
Management
Remote Radio
Tuning
ARINC
Radar (In)
Specific
Interfaces
ARINC
429 (Out)
Yes
none
WAAS
RNP 0.3, -5, -10
BRNAV
LCD (optional)
CMA-9000
full alpha
keyboard
23
WAAS, VOR,
IRS
multi-waypoint,
advisory
24/8
C129, C146
none
No
No
Yes
ARINC
575
RNP 0.3, -10,
BRNAV, PRNAV
AMLCD, color
2101 Approach
Plus
Dzus
GPS, WAAS,
VOR, DME, INS,
IRS, TACAN
4/0
Coupled
Advisory
—
2101 I/O Approach Plus
GPS, WAAS
Dzus
4
Advisory
No
None
No
4/0
—
No
LED
BRNAV
GNS-XLs
4
GPS, WAAS
full alpha
keyboard
C129 GPS, C146
WAAS-A1, -B1, -C1k
(std.); VOR, DMe,
INS, IRS (opt.) RNO
(see remarks)
Advisory
RNP (see remarks)
121y Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012
None
No
13/0
Std.
LCD
10
GPS, WAAS,
VOR, DME,
INS, IRS
429 DME
std.; 429
VOR std.
No
No
LED
Weight (.lbs)
CDU
Dimensions
Price / Remarks
Power
No
4
optional;
2 std.
BRNAV
Honeywell Aerospace
1944 East Sky
Harbor Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(800) 601-3099
Fax: (602) 365-3343
www.honeywell.com
Air
Data In
(# types)
No
ARINC
565,
ARINC
575;
Coarse/
Fine
A407
Synchro,
ARINC
545,
TAS,
ARINC
429
ADC,
RS-232
ADC
ARINC
565,
ARINC
575;
Coarse/
Fine
A407
Synchro,
ARINC
545,
TAS,
ARINC
429
ADC,
RS-232
ADC
ARINC
565,
ARINC
575,
Course/
Fine
A407
Synchro,
ARINC
545
TAS,
ARINC
429
ADC,
RS-232
ADC
ARINC
429
GPS
RS-232
ARINC
429
GPS
RS-232
ARINC
429
GPS,
S422A
CSDB
DME,
ARINC
429 DMe,
Bendix
429 VOR,
ARINC
429 VOR,
ARINC
429 INS
$70,000. Integrated into Avidyne
Entegra Release
9 Flight Deck.
Price includes
FMS900W, dual
IDF5000 displays,
dual VHF nav/
com, dual WAAS
GPS sensors and
ACD215 control
panel.
Price varies by
installation.
Coupled, performance optimized
and advisory VNAV
for climb, cruise,
descent, approach.
Performance table
based. FANS-1
capable LPV Approach capable.
Optional NVG
display.
$7245. Price
includes receiver,
data card, installation kit (with antena), installation
manual and pilot
guide, Unit also
available with NVG
capability.
$11,500. Price
includes receiver,
datacard, installation kit (with antena), installation
manual and pilot
guide. Sole means
oceanic approval;
interfaces with
EGPWS.
$60,333. Enhanced version
available. Optional
RPU will display
weather, EGPWS
graphics. RNP:
0.3, 5, 10, BRNAV,
PRNAV.
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FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Model
Manufacturer
# Available
ARINC 429
(In/Out)
Vertical
Nav Modes
TSO’d
Nav Sensors
# Available
ARINC 429
Procedure Legs
TSOs
RNP Certification
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
(319) 295-4085
Fax: (319) 295-2297
www.rockwellcollins.com
CDU Type
Display Type
FMS 3000/5000
Performance
Management
Remote Radio
Tuning
Air
Data In
(# types)
ARINC
Radar (In)
Specific
Interfaces
ARINC
429 (Out)
see
remarks
see
remarks
FMS I/O provided
by four redundant
concentrators. See
FMS 3000
remarks for remote
computer. WAAS/
SBAS capable.
Yes
color LCD
GPS, WAAS,
DME, INC,
Loran C
RNP 0.3, -10,
BRNAV
FMS 4200/5000
full alpha
keyboard
C129 GPS, C146
WAAS-B1, -C1
23
see remarks
multi-waypoint
4/3
Yes
Yes
see
remarks
RNP 0.3, -10
BRNAV
FMS 6100
color LCD
23
see remarks
GPS, WAAS,
DME, INC,
Loran C
full alpha
keyboard
4/3
multi-waypoint
C129 GPS, C146
WAAS-B1, -C1
RNP 0.3, -10
BRNAV
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Yes
Yes
color LCD
VOR< GPS,
WAAS, DME,
INS, Loran C
23
see remarks
see
remarks
Power
LPV approach
capability and RF
legs are available
on some aircraft
types. *FMS I/O
provided by four
redundant
concentrators.
See FMS3000
remarks for
remote computer;
FMS4200 has advisory VNAV but not
FMS-to-ILS auto
transfer; Coupled
VNAV available on
FMS6000.
multi-waypoint
see
remarks
Price / Remarks
see
remarks
full alpha
keyboard
C129 GPS, C146
WAAS-B1, -C1
CDU
Dimensions
LPV approach
capability and RF
legs are available
on some aircraft
types. *FMS
I/O provided by
four redundant
concentrators.
Remote computer
dimensions 1.7 x
8.84 x 6.06 in.;
FMS 5000 requires
radio tuning unit;
FMS 3000 radio
tuning is internal.
Yes
4/3
Weight (.lbs)
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FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Model
Manufacturer
# Available
ARINC 429
(In/Out)
Vertical
Nav Modes
TSO’d
Nav Sensors
# Available
ARINC 429
Procedure Legs
TSOs
RNP Certification
Universal Avionics
Systems Corp.
3260 E. Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 295-2300
(800) 321-5253
Fax: (520) 295-2395
www.uasc.com
CDU Type
Display Type
Performance
Management
Remote Radio
Tuning
ARINC
Radar (In)
23
UNS-1Lw
8/5
C129 GPS, C146B
Gamma
color LCD
RNP 0.3, -5, -10
UNS-1LEw
full alpha
keyboard
C129 GPS, C146B
Gamma
color LCD
UNS-1Espw
C129 GPS,
C146B
RNP 0.3, 5, 10
UNS-1Fw
C129 GPS,
C146B Gamma
RNP 0.3, 5, 10
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GPS, WAAS,
Optional: VOR,
DME, INS,
IRS, Loran C,
TACAN
8/5
opt.
multi-waypoint
Air
Data In
(# types)
opt.
std.
ARINC
575,
ARINC
429 ADC
std.;
ARINC
565,
Course/
Fine
A407
Snchro,
ARINC
545 TAS
opt.
Specific
Interfaces
ARINC
429 (Out)
ARINC
429 GPS,
S422A
CSDB
DME,
Arinc 429
DME,
Bendix
429 VOR,
ARINC
429 VOR,
ARINC
429 INS
Weight (.lbs)
CDU
Dimensions
Price / Remarks
Power
$54,500. Air data
converter unit
available; 3-D
coupled approach
mode; PC program
for remote/oceanic
ops.; UniLink text
compatible; WAAS/
SBAS capable.
$69,000. 3-D
coupled approach
mode; PC program
for remote/oceanic
ops.; UniLink text
compatible; WAAS/
SBAS capable.
$68,000. 3-D
coupled approach
mode; PC program
for remote/oceanic
ops.; UniLink text
compatible; WAAS/
SBAS capable..
$81,500. 3-D
coupled approach
mode; PC program
for remote/oceanic
ops.; UniLink text
compatible; WAAS/
SBAS capable.
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INTEGRATED AVIONICS SYSTEMS
CDU Type
Manufacturer
Model
Inputs
Outputs
Dimensions
Avidyne Corp.
55 Old edford Rd. #101
Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 402-7400
www.avidyne.com
Weight (lb.)
Operational
Capabilities
Dimensions
18.75
Entegra
Release 8
see remarks
see remarks
see remarks
FMS, PFD/
MFD, AP/
IFCS, EFIS,
TAWS, RMU,
SVS, CAS/
TAWS
two 10.4 in.
diagonal, color
active matris
displays
28 VDC
18.75
Entegra
Release9
see remarks
see remarks
see remarks
FMS, PFD/
MFD, AP/
IFCS, EFIS,
TAWS, RMU,
SVS, CAS/
TAWS
two 10.4 in.
diagonal, color
active matris
displays
28 VDC
Cobham Commercial
Systems
Integrated Systems
One S-TEC Way
Municipal Airport
Mineral Well, TX 76067
(817) 215-7600
www.s-tec.com
Chelton
Flight Systems EFIS
WX500, ADF,
TCASi/II, TCAD,
ADS-B, TIS-B,
radar altimeter,
ARNC 429, RS232, RS-422, 10
discretes
ARINC 429,
RS-232, RS-422,
10 discretes,
autopilot
6.25 x 5.5 in.
NVG
compatible
FMS, PDF/
MFD, AP/
IFCS, EFIS,
TAWS, SVVS,
CAS/TAWS
—
10- or 12-in.
flat-panel
LCDs
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
—
interchangeable for use
as either a
PFD or MFD.
Optional 15
in. screen
available
see remarks
—
—
G2000
TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422, RS
485; ARINC 429;
HSDB, CD/HIS,
RMI, air data
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
12- or 14-in.
backlit LED
—
see remarks
see remarks
—
121ab Business & Commercial Aviation Q May 2012
Cirrus Gold starting at $59,000; Piper
Matrix starting at $72,800. Integrates
primart flight information, navigation,
weather and traffic on two or three
large-format displays. Displays sizes
include 8 in., 10 in., 12 in. and 15
in. Modular design includes dual VHF
NAV/COM, dual WAASD GPS,dual
FMS900w, dual ADAHRS, remote
transponder tuning. ACD 215 alphanumeric FMS keypad with display.
Optional SVS and EVS.
Two screens: $95,000;
Four screens: $150,000.
10-32 VDC
—
TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422, RS
485; ARINC 429;
HSDB, CD/HIS,
RMI, air data
Integrates primary flight information,
navigation, terrain, weather, traffic on
two or three large-formate displays.
Selectable IAS and V-speed ranges
to suit aircraft installations. Dual-PFD
version features CCS Cross Compare
System that monitors cross-side PDF
and ADAHARS signals 30 times per
second. Works with STEC
55 X autopilot and 3rd party GPS/NAV/
Coms for position information.
two screen: 2.0
four screen: 50.0
color LCD
Garmin International
1200 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062-3426
(913) 397-8200
Fax: (913) 397-8282
www.garmin.com
G1000
Price/Remarks
Power Required
Price varies by installation. An all-glass
avionics suite designed for OEM or custom retrofit installation on a wide range
of business aircraft. Integrates primary
flight information, navigation, communication, weather, terrain and traffic data
on two or three large format displays.
Tailored to specific OEM requirements.
Features include 3-axis, all-digital
flight control system; Synthetic Vision
Pathway navigation; dual AHRS; dual
radio modules with WAAS certified IFR
Oceanic-approved GPS, VHF Nav with
ILS and VHF Com; dual RVSM-compliant DADC; EICAS; Mode S transponder
with TIS; Class B TAWS; Digital weather
radar; System also available for King
Air 200 and C90.
Price varies by installation. Integrates
primary flight information, navigation,
communication, weather, terrain and
traffic data on two large format displays. Tailored to specific OEM requirements. Features include three-axis, alldigital automatic flight control system;
Synthetic Vision Pathway navigation;
dual solid-state AHRS; dual integrated
radio modules with WAAS certified
IFR Oceanic-approved GPS, VHF Nav
with ILS and VHF Com with 16-W
transceivers and 8.33-kHz spacing;
dual RVSM-compliant DADC; EICAS;
Mode S with TIS; Class B TAWS; digital
weather radar; Garmin FliteCharts; and
Garmin SafeTaxi.
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INTEGRATED AVIONICS SYSTEMS
Manufacturer
Model
Inputs
CDU Type
Outputs
Dimensions
Weight (lb.)
Operational
Capabilities
Dimensions
Garmin International
1200 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062-3426
(913) 397-8200
Fax: (913) 397-8282
www.garmin.com
—
G3000
TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422, RS
485; ARINC 429;
HSDB, CD/HIS,
RMI, air data
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
14.1-in.
diagonal
WXGA
—
see
remarks
see remarks
—
—
G5000
TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422, RS
485; ARINC 429;
HSDB, CD/HIS,
RMI, air data
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
four backlit
LED XGA 1280
X 800 pixels
touch-screen
displays
—
see
remarks
see remaks
—
—
G500
TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422, RS
485; ARINC 429;
HSDB, CD/HIS,
RMI, air data
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
dual 6.5-in.
VGA LCDs
—
see
remarks
—
—
—
G600
TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422, RS
485; ARINC 429;
HSDB, CD/HIS,
RMI, air data
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
—
dual 6.5-in.
VGA LCDs
—
see
remarks
—
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Price/Remarks
Power Required
Price varies by installation. Integrates
primary flight information, navigation,
communication, weather, terrain and
traffic data on 3 large format displays.
Tailored to specific OEM requirements.
Features include three-axis, alldigital automatic flight control system;
Synthetic Vision Pathway navigation;
dual solid state AHRS; dual integrated
radio modules with WAAS certified IFR
oceanic-approved GPS, VHF navigation
with ILS and VHF communication with
16-watt transceivers and 8.33-kHz
channel spacing; dual RVSM-compliant
digital air-data computer; EICAS;
Mode S transponder with TIS; Class B
TAWS; XM Wx and/or digital weather
radar; Garmin FliteCharts; and Garmin
SafeTaxi.
Price varies by installation. intended
for use aboard a broad range of
professionally flown air transport category aircraft, ranging from light jets
to large-cabin, transoceanic aircraft.
Integrates primary flight information,
navigation, communication, weather,
terrain and traffic data on 4 large
format displays. Features include
three-axis, all-digital automatic flight
control system; Synthetic Vision Pathway navigation; dual solid state AHRS;
dual integrated radio modules with
WAAS certified IFR oceanic-approved
GPS, VHF navigation with ILS and VHF
communication with 16-watt transceivers and 8.33-kHz channel spacing;
dual RVSM-compliant digital air-data
computer; EICAS; Mode S transponder with TIS; Class B TAWS; XM Wx
and/or digital weather radar; Garmin
FliteCharts; and Garmin SafeTaxi.
$15,995. Includes CDU, digital AHRS,
ADC, magnetometer, temperature
probe. Also certifled to C2d, C10b and
C34c. Replaces standard six-pack
instruments. Features 6.5-in. PFD and
MFD plus AHRS. SVT is standard with
G600 and optional for G500. Optional
TAWS-B for G600 only. GWX68 radar
sold separately. Includes CDU (dual
6.5-in. VGA LCD), digital AHRS, ADC,
magnetometer, temperature probe.
Optional enhanced autopilot interface
capabilities using the optional GAD
43.
$29,995. Includes CDU, digital AHRS,
ADC, magnetometer, temperature
probe. Also certified to C2d, C10b
and C34c. Replaces standard sixpack instruments. Features 6.5-in.
PFD and MFD plus AHRS. SVT is
standard with G600 and optional for
G500. Optional TAWS-B for G600
only. GWX68 radar sold separately.
Includes CDU (dual 6.5-in. VGA
LCD), digital AHRS, ADC, magnetometer, temperature probe. Optional
enhanced autopilot interface capabilities using the optional GAD 43.
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INTEGRATED AVIONICS SYSTEMS
Manufacturer
Model
Inputs
CDU Type
Outputs
Dimensions
Garmin International
1200 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062-3426
(913) 397-8200
Fax: (913) 397-8282
www.garmin.com
Weight (lb.)
Operational
Capabilities
Dimensions
Price/Remarks
Power Required
10- or 12-in.
flat-panel LCDs
—
G1000
TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422, RS
485; ARINC 429;
HSDB, CD/HIS,
RMI, air data
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
interchangeable for use as
either a PFD or
MFD. Optional
15 in. screen
available
see
remarks
—
—
—
G2000
TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422, RS
485; ARINC 429;
HSDB, CD/HIS,
RMI, air data
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
12- or 14-in.
backlit LED
see
remarks
—
see remarks
—
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Price varies by installation. Integrates
primary flight information, navigation, communication, weather, terrain
and traffic data on two large format
displays. Tailored to specific OEM
requirements. Features include threeaxis, all-digital automatic flight control
system; Synthetic Vision Pathway
navigation; dual solid-state AHRS;
dual integrated radio modules with
WAAS certified IFR Oceanic-approved
GPS, VHF Nav with ILS and VHF Com
with 16-watt transceivers and 8.33kHz channel spacing; dual RVSM-compliant digital air-data computer; EICAS;
Mode S transponder with TIS; Class B
TAWS; Digital weather radar.
Price varies by installation. Integrates
primary flight information, navigation, communication, weather, terrain
and traffic data on two large format
displays. Tailored to specific OEM
requirements. Features include threeaxis, all-digital automatic flight control
system; Synthetic Vision Pathway
navigation; dual solid-state AHRS;
dual integrated radio modules with
WAAS certified IFR Oceanic-approved
GPS, VHF Nav with ILS and VHF Com
with 16-watt transceivers and 8.33kHz channel spacing; dual RVSM-compliant digital air-data computer; EICAS;
Mode S transponder with TIS; Class B
TAWS; Digital weather radar.
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Manufacturer
Model
Inputs
CDU Type
Outputs
Dimensions
Garmin International
1200 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062-3426
(913) 397-8200
Fax: (913) 397-8282
www.garmin.com
GTN 750
TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB,
CD/HIS, RMI,
air data
Weight (lb.)
Operational
Capabilities
Dimensions
Price/Remarks
Power Required
9.3
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
GPS/VOR,
LOC/GS
—
$16,995
—
9.3
GTN 725
TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB,
CD/HIS, RMI,
air data
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
GPS/VOR,
LOC/GS
—
$15,000
—
7.0
GTN 650
GTN 635
GTN 625
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TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB,
CD/HIS, RMI,
air data
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB,
CD/HIS, RMI,
air data
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
TCAS i/II, RS
232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB,
CD/HIS, RMI,
air data
—
GPS/VOR,
LOC/GS
$11,495
—
7.0
$10,495
GPS/VOR,
LOC/GS
—
—
7.0
RS 232, RS 422,
RS 485; ARINC
429; HSDB, CD/
HIS, RMI, air data
GPS/VOR,
LOC/GS
—
$9,595
—
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INTEGRATED AVIONICS SYSTEMS
Manufacturer
Model
Inputs
CDU Type
Outputs
Dimensions
Innovative Solutions
& Support (IS&S)
70 Pennsylvania Dr.
Exton, PA 19341
(610) 646-9800
Fax: (610) 646-0149
www.innovative-ss.com
Operational
Capabilities
AMLCD
Cessna
Citation
AdViz Flat
Panel
Display
Eclipse Avio
NG
RNCU, IFPD,
EDCU, ECSU
ARINC 429,
ARNC 453, RS
232, RS 42,
Byteflite, Ethernet, discretes
RNCU, IFPD,
EDCU, ECSU
ARINC 429,
ARNC 453,
RS 232, RS
42, Byteflite,
USB, Ethernet,
discretes
Pilatus
PC-12 FPDS
System
—
see
remarks
color TFT LCD
touch-screen
600 x 270
10.4 in.
configuration
dependent
AMLCD
PFD: 8.5
MFD: 12.5
see
remarks
PDF: 10.4
in. (2)
MFD: 15.4 in.
contact OEM for
details
PFD: 10.4
in. (2)
MFD: 15.4 in.
PFD: 50 W
MFD: 75 W
AMLCD
contact OEM for
details
Weight (lb.)
Dimensions
Power Required
see
remarks
10.4; 15.0
15 in. IPFD, 14
lb., 70 W;
10 in. IFPD, 8
lb., 35 W;
DCP, 3.0 lb,
8W
—
—
AMLCD
—
Vantage
Cockpit/IP
Flat Panel
Display
System
contact OEM for
details
contact OEM for
details
see
remarks
—
—
10.4
Rockwell Collins
400 Collins Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52498
www.rockwellcollins.com
—
Pro Line
Fusion
numerous
numerous
FMS, PFD/
MFD, EFIS,
TAWS,
RMU, EVS,
SVS pending
color LCD:
6.375 x 5.75 x
6.33
various,
depending on
installation
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Price/Remarks
Price varies by installation. The IS&S Flat
Panel Display is TSO-approved for Part
23/25 aircraft. The system is designed to
replace existing instruments, including the
EADI and EHSI displays, altimeter, airspeed
and vertical speed indicators. Retrofitting
existing aircraft is easily accomplished with
minimal changes to existing aircraft wiring
while reducing power consumption and
weight. Options include satellite weater,
e-charts, video, remote radio control.
Price varies by installation. FMS options
include either integrated WAAS-based FMS,
exterior WAAS-based FMS or non-WAASbased FMS; system provides PFD/ND with
MFD functions and engine instruments;
system interfaces with new or existing
AP/FD/IFCS; TAWS display provided and
connects directly with TAWS; remote tuned
radios optional; e-charts, moving maps,
radar display, satellite weather, TCAS-I, fuel
management and aircraft systems pages.
Price varies by installation. FMS options
include either WAAS-based FMS, exterror
WAAS-based FMS or non-WAAS-based
FMS; systems provides PFD/ND with MFD
functions; coupled WAAS LPV approach;
system interfaces with new or existing AP/
FD/IFCS; RVSM certified, options isnclude
RS 170 or DVI video input on 5.15-in. IPFD;
TAWS terrain display provided and connects
directly with TAWS; e-charts certified.
Price varies by installation. FMS options
include either WAAS-based FMS, exterror
WAAS-based FMS or non-WAAS-based
FMS; systems provides PFD/ND with MFD
functions and engine instruments; system
interfaces with new or existing AP/FD/IFCS;
EVS input can be input fromEVS camera or
other video camera via RS-170; TAWS terrain display provided and connect directly
with TAWS; remote tuned radios optional.
e-charts, moving maps (worldwide
terrain 3-arc/second, radar display, satellite weather, TCAS-I/II, fuel management
exceedance redording and video.
Price varies by installation. The typical Pro
Line 21 major retrofit package includes 3-4
8 x 10-in. LCDs with advanced graphics,
all digital CNS radios with dual Comm/
Navs, dual transponders with enhanced
surveillance, dual DME, single or dual FMS
GPS WAAS, Digital Flight Control System
(DFCS) with coupled VNAV, single or dual
integrated Flight Information Systems
(IFIS), dual channel radar altimeter, dual
solid-state Attitude Heading Reference
Systems (AHRS), dual air data systems
(RVSM compliant), solid-state radar with
turbulence detection, Engine indications
on PFD or MFD, 2nd or 3rd FMS, 3rd AHRS,
3rd VHF-4000, 2nd ALT-4000, TCAS 4000,
ADS-B transponders, single or dual HF9000 radios, Satcom, CMU-4000 data link
system, XM weather. maintenance diagnostics system, DBU-5000 data loader, and
all-new wiring and connectors.Price varies
by installation.
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