Utility Aircraft

EMBRAER EMB-121AA Xingu © Mike Vallentin
Photo ©: Mike Vallentin
The EMBRAER EMB 121 Xingu is a twin-engined utility and corporate aircraft for up to 9 passengers produced by the Brazilian manufacturer Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica, S.A.).
The EMB 121B Xingu II is a version with slightly stretched fuselage new four-bladed propeller and more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42 engines.
Propulsion2 Turboprop Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Engine Power (each)507 kW680 shp
Speed450 km/h243 kts
  280 mph
Service Ceiling7.925 m26.000 ft
Range2.271 km1.226 NM
1.411 mi.
Empty Weight3.620 kg7.981 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight5.670 kg12.500 lbs
Wing Span14,45 m47 ft 5 in
Wing Area27,5 m296 ft
Length12,25 m40 ft 2 in
Height4,74 m15 ft 7 in
First Flight10.10.1976
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1977-1987
Total Production105
ICAO CodeE121
Data for (Version)EMBRAER EMB-121A Xingu
VariantsEMB 121A Xingu I, EMB 121A1 Xingu II, EMB 121V Xingu III, VU-9