CASA C212 Aviocar

  • CountrySpain
  • TypeSTOL turboprop regional airliner and utility transport
  • PowerplantsC212C - Two 580kW (775shp) Garrett AiResearch (now AlliedSignal) TPE3315251C turboprop engines driving four blade propellers. Series 300 - Two 670kW (900shp) TPE33110R513Cs.
  • PerformanceC212C - Max speed 370km/h (199kt), max cruising speed 359km/h (194kt), economical cruising speed 315km/h (170kt). Range with max fuel and 1045kg (2303lb) payload 1760km (950nm), range with max payload 480km (258nm). Series 300 - Max operating speed 370km/h (200kt), max cruising speed 354km/h (191kt), economical cruising speed 300km/h (162kt). Range with 25 passengers and reserves at max cruising speed 440km (237nm), with 1700kg (3770lb) payload 1435km (775nm).
  • WeightsC212C - Empty 3700kg (8157lb), max takeoff 6300kg (13,890lb). Series 300 - Empty 3780kg (8333lb), operating empty 4560kg (10,053lb), max takeoff 7700kg (16,975lb).
  • DimentionsC212C & Series 200 - Wing span 19.00m (62ft 4in), length 15.20m (49ft 11in), height 6.30m (20ft 8in). Wing area 40.0m2 (430.6sq ft). Series 300 - Wing span 20.28m (66ft 7in), length 16.15m (53ft 0in), height 6.60m (21ft 8in). Wing area 41.0m2 (441.3sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Max passenger seating for 26, typical layout for 22 passengers at three abreast. Freighter version can accommodate three LD3 containers or two LD2s or two LD727/DC-8s. Max payload 2700kg (5950lb).
  • ProductionOver 435 Aviocars of all models built, including 170 for commercial operators and 265 for military customers. IPTN in Indonesia has built over 90 NC212s under licence.

From the start considered as a light STOL transport for the Spanish avionics based military, the CASA C212 has found a supportive business segment corner and is significantly regarded for its utility in juvenile ranges.

Expected to supplant the Spanish avionics based military's mixed transport task force of Douglas C47 Dakotas, CASA Azors and Junkers Ju 52s still in organization in the 1960s, the C212 was in like manner made with the point of offering a typical variety. Layout work began in the late 1960s, the first model made the sort's first flight on March 26 1971. Preproduction representations took after, then the sort entered flying corps profit in 1974. The important business adjustment was passed on in July 1975.

The crucial basic adjustment was relegated the C212c, the military structure the C2125. Making of these models ceased in 1978, CASA trading to the Series 200 with all the all the more convincing engines and higher working weights. The fundamental Series 200, a changed over C212c model, flew unprecedented for its new outline on April 30 1978. A third progression of the Aviocar is the Series 300 which first flew in 1984 and was certificated in late 1987. Upgrades to this model are fresher engines and winglets.

The latest progression is the C212-400, which was impelled at the 1997 Paris Airshow (after its first flight on April 4 that year). It stresses Tpe331-12jr engines which keep up their vitality respect a higher height for upgraded hot and prevalent and an EFIS flightdeck.

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