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PILATUS PC-12 Eagle

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PC12
Aircraft
Name PC-12 Eagle
Manufacturer PILATUS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing (winglets)
Tail T-tail
WTC Light
APC A
Type code L1T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Single
Position Nose mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

PILATUS Eagle
PILATUS PC-12 Spectre
PILATUS PC-12
PILATUS U-28
PILATUS PC-12 Eagle
PILATUS Spectre


PILATUS PC-12 Eagle

PILATUS PC-12 Eagle PILATUS PC-12 Eagle 3D

Description

Light utility and business transport. In service since 1994. Latest single engined powered Pilatus product. PC-12 has a King air sized cabin with Electronic Flight Instrument System cockpit. Also used as combi passenger / freighter. New smaller winglets since 1998.

Technical Data

Wing span 16.2 m53.15 ft
Length 14.4 m47.244 ft
Height 4.3 m14.108 ft
Powerplant 1 x 1.200 SHP P&W PT6A-67B turboprop with 4 blade propeller.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6

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)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 232 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 700 m ROC 1680 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 560 m
MTOW 44004,400 kg
4.4 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL350 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 22602,260 nm
4,185,520 m
4,185.52 km
13,732,021.007 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving PC12

  • PC12 / CRJ2, Charlotte NC USA, 2009 (On 29 May 2009, the flight crew of a PSA Airlines Bombardier CRJ 200 taking off from Charlotte in accordance with an ATC clearance in normal day visibility observed a small aircraft enter the runway ahead of them whilst at high speed on their full length take off roll but were able to make an emergency stop on the centreline just clear of the other aircraft, a privately operated Pilatus PC12, which had moved to the side of the runway when its pilot, who had received and acknowledged ATC clearance to enter the runway, realised the conflict.)
  • PC12 /A318, en-route north east of Toulouse France, 2010 (On 2 June 2010, an A318 crew en route from over southern France as cleared at FL290 just managed to avoid collision with a Pilatus PC12 making a non revenue positioning flight on the same track and in the same direction after detection of slight and unexpected turbulence had prompted a visual scan ahead. Earlier, the PC12 pilot cleared at FL270 had observed a difference between his available two altimeters but after getting confirmation from ATC that the altimeter on the side which also had an invalid airspeed reading was correct had assumed that one was the correctly reading one.)
  • PC12, en-route, near Derby Western Australia, 2010 (On 29 January 2010, a Pilatus PC-12/45 being operated on an aerial work basis on a Medevac flight from Derby to Kununurra Western Australia and climbing through FL180 in night VMC experienced signs of engine malfunction and initiated an air turnback during which the engine failed completely. The subsequent 6nm glide descent and approach culminated in a successful landing with the aircraft undamaged and all four occupants unhurt.)
  • PC12, vicinity Meekatharra WA Australia, 2016 (On 18 June 2016, a PC12 crew experienced a sudden corruption of the SVS image on their PFDs soon after a night take-off and the Pilot Flying initially reacted by increasing pitch in response to the false image which had obscured the primary flight path symbology on the PFD. Recovery was achieved before the resulting airspeed drop had activated the Stall Protection System by the pilots transferring their attention to the Standby Instrument Display. The Investigation noted that the SVS was not certified for primary flight path control but that the failure had created temporary spatial disorientation.)