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Pilatus PC-9

Pilatus PC-9 © Karsten Palt
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The Pilatus PC-9 is a single-engine turboprop powered two-seat trainer aircraft produced by Swiss manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft ltd. (Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG).
Propulsion1 Turboprop Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-62
Engine Power857 kW1149 shp
Speed556 km/h300 kts
  345 mph
Service Ceiling11.582 m38.000 ft
Range1.643 km887 NM
1.021 mi.
Empty Weight1.620 kg3.571 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.200 kg7.055 lbs
Wing Span10,12 m33,2 ft
Wing Area16,3 m²175 ft²
Length10,05 m33,0 ft
Height3,26 m10,7 ft
First Flight07.05.1984
Production Statusin production
Data for (Version)Pilatus PC-9
VariantsBeechcraft T-6 Texan II
The PC-9 is a development of the Pilatus PC-7, but it shares only about 10% of the structural components with its predecessor.

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