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C212
Name C-212 Aviocar
Manufacturer CASA
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
APC A
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi


Also manufacturered as:

CASA Tp89 Aviocar
CASA Aviocar
CASA C-41 Aviocar
CASA C-212 Aviocar
DIRGANTARA NC-212 Aviocar
DIRGANTARA Aviocar
NURTANIO NC-212 Aviocar
NURTANIO Aviocar
NUSANTARA NC-212 Aviocar
NUSANTARA Aviocar


CASA C-212 Aviocar

CASA C-212 Aviocar CASA C-212 Aviocar 3D

Image source: IANS

Description

STOL utility transport, maritime patrol and ECM platform aircraft. In service since 1974. Exists in several civil and military versions: Aviocar for utility transport, Elint as ECM platform and Patrullero for maritime patrol. Primary designed for Spanish Air Force. Civil version: C-212C. Military version: C-212M. Production ceased in 1978. Re-introduced in 1979 with more powerful engines and strengthened landing gear as C-212-200. Third development was the C-212-300. Actual model: C212-400, more powerful and heavier with EFIS and improved main cabin. Licence production by IPTN, Indonesia.

General

Aircraft name C-212 Aviocar
ICAO code/WTC C212 / M
Manufacturer CASA
Type code/APC L2T / A

Technical Data

Wing span 20.3 m66.601 ft
Length 16.2 m53.15 ft
Height 6.6 m21.654 ft
Powerplant 2 x 777 SHP Garrett TPE 331-5-251C or

2 x 900 SHP Garrett TPE 331-10-501C or 2 x 900 SHP Garrett TPE 331-10R-51C or 2 x 1.100 SHP Garrett TPE 331-12JR turboprops with four blade propellers.

Engine model Garrett AiResearch TPE-331

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Approach Landing
V2 (IAS) 100 kts IAS 130 kts IAS 140 kts IAS kts MACH TAS 170 kts MACH IAS 170 kts IAS 170 kts Vth (IAS) 90 kts
Distance 900 m ROC 1000 ft/min ROC 500 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD 800 ft/min MCS kts Distance 500 m
MTOW 7700 kg Ceiling FL200 ROD 800 ft/min APC A
WTC M Range 1400 NM

For further details consult EUROCONTROL Aircraft Performance Database:

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C212

  • B737 / C212, near Richmond NSW Australia, 2011 (LOS HF) (On 5 November 2011, ATC cleared a Virgin Australia Boeing 737-700 to climb with out speed restriction through an active parachute Drop Zone contrary to prevailing ATC procedures. As a result, prescribed separation from the drop zone was not maintained, but an avoiding action turn initiated by the 737 crew in VMC upon recognising the conflict eliminated any actual risk of collision with either the drop aircraft or its already-departed free-fall parachutists. The incident was attributed to a combination of inadequate controller training and inadequate ATC operational procedures.)
  • C212, en-route, Bamiyan Afghanistan, 2004 (HF LOC) (On 27 November 2004, a CASA C212 operated by Presidential Airways, crashed in moutainous terrain near Bamiyan, Afghanistan. The aircraft stalled while trying to climb over a ridge.)
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