Transavia PL-12 Airtruk / T-300 Skyfarmer

Agricultural / Utility Aircraft

Transavia PL-12T-320 Turbo Airfarmer VH-TRQ G-783 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Transavia PL-12 Airtruk is a single-engine three-seat agricultural aircraft produced by the Australian manufacturer Transavia Corporation. The T-300 Skyfarmer is an improved variant with a Textron Lycoming IO-520 engine.
The PL-12 Airtruk is a development of the unsuccessful Bennett Airtruck / Waitomo PL-11 Airtruck which was developed in New Zealand. The utility aircraft variant PL-12U was capable of carrying up to 5 passengers.
Crew1
Passengers2
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelContinental IO-520-D
Engine Power224 kW300 hp
max. Cruise Speed232 km/h125 kts
  144 mph
max. Speed (vne)274 km/h148 kts
  170 mph
Service Ceiling3.200 m10.500 ft
Range1.296 km700 NM
806 mi.
Empty Weight1.017 kg2.242 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.928 kg4.250 lbs
Wing Span11,98 m39 ft 4 in
Wing Area24,5 m264 ft
Length6,35 m20 ft 10 in
Height2,79 m9 ft 2 in
First Flight22.04.1965
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1966-1993
Total Productionca. 120
Developed fromBennett PL-11 Airtruck
FAA TCDSA17NM
Data for (Version)Transavia PL-12U Airtruk
VariantsPL-12U, T-300, T-300A, T-320, T-400

[Photo-ID: 4361] Karsten Palt 2011-06-30
Transavia PL-12 Airtruk, , OY-DVZ, c/n 1238, Karsten Palt, 2011Transavia
PL-12 Airtruk
Reg.: OY-DVZ
c/n: 1238
 
Danmarks Flymuseum [Stauning]
[Photo-ID: 10742] Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Transavia PL-12T-320 Turbo Airfarmer, , VH-TRQ, c/n G-783, Karsten Palt, 2014Transavia
PL-12T-320 Turbo Airfarmer
Reg.: VH-TRQ
c/n: G-783
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 10743] Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Transavia PL-12T-320 Turbo Airfarmer, , VH-TRQ, c/n G-783, Karsten Palt, 2014Transavia
PL-12T-320 Turbo Airfarmer
Reg.: VH-TRQ
c/n: G-783
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]