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CASA C-212 Aviocar

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Name C-212 Aviocar
Manufacturer CASA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

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

CASA C-212 Aviocar

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


Short Take-Off and Landing (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 Electronic Flight Instrument System and improved main cabin. Licence production by IPTN, Indonesia.

Technical Data

Wing span 20.3 m66.601 ft <br />
Length 16.2 m53.15 ft <br />
Height 6.6 m21.654 ft <br />
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)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 100 kts IAS 130 kts IAS 140 kts IAS kts MACH TAS 178 kts MACH IAS 170 kts IAS 170 kts Vapp (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 77007,700 kg <br />7.7 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL270 ROD 800 ft/min APC A
WTC M Range 12401,240 nm <br />2,296,480 m <br />2,296.48 km <br />7,534,383.208 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C212

  • B737/C212 en-route/manoeuvring, near Richmond NSW Australia, 2011 (On 5 November 2011, ATC cleared a Virgin Australia Boeing 737-700 to climb without 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 (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.)