Embraer EMB121 Xingu

  • CountryBrazil
  • TypeTwin turboprop corporate transport
  • PowerplantsXingu I - Two 505kW (680shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A28 turboprops driving three blade constant speed Hartzell propellers. Xingu II - Two 635kW (850shp) PT6A42s driving four blade constant speed Dowty props.
  • PerformanceXingu I - Max cruising speed 450km/h (243kt), econ cruising speed 365km/h (197kt). Initial rate of climb 1400ft/min. Service ceiling 26,000ft. Range with max fuel 2352km (1270nm). Xingu II - Max cruising speed 465km/h (251kt), economical cruising speed 380km/h (205kt). Initial rate of climb 1800ft/min. Range with max fuel 2278km (1230nm), with max payload 1630km (880nm).
  • WeightsXingu I - Empty equipped 3620kg (7984lb), max takeoff 5670kg (12,500lb). Xingu II - Empty equipped 3500kg (7716lb), max takeoff 6140kg (13,536lb).
  • DimentionsXingu I - Wing span 14.45m (47ft 5in), length 12.25m (40ft 2in), height 4.74m (15ft 7in). Wing area 27.5m2 (296.0sq ft). Xingu II - Wing span 14.83m (48ft 8in), length 13.44m (44ft 1in), height 4.74m (15ft 7in). Wing area 27.9m2 (300.3sq ft).
  • CapacityXingu I - Flightcrew of one or two, plus typical main cabin seating for five or six passengers. Xingu II - Flightcrew of two. Main cabin seating for seven, eight or nine passengers, depending on customer preference.
  • ProductionTotal Xingu I & II production 105 aircraft, including military orders. Over 60 currently in use as corporate transports, largely in Europe and South America.

The smooth looking Xingu coupled the Bandeirante's wing and motors with an all new fuselage, yet was just created in unassuming numbers.

The Xingu flew surprisingly on October 10 1976, with a generation airplane after on May 20 1977. The main client conveyance happened later that same year (to the Copersucarfittipaldi Formula One dashing group).

The significant client for the Xingu I was the French military, with an aggregate request for 41 (for aircrew preparing and contact obligations for the flying corps and war fleet), which represented very nearly a large portion of all Emb121 creation.

A few subordinates of the Xingu outline were proposed, including the first Emb120, the Araguia, a worker aerial shuttle which would have situated 25, and the Emb123 Tapajã³s. The Tapajã³s would have had all the more influential 835kw (1120shp) Pt6a45 motors (which likewise would have fueled the Araguia), expanded wing compass and an extended fuselage.

A more unobtrusive advancement did enter creation, the Emb121b Xingu II. This presented all the more capable motors, four sharpened steel props, expanded fuel tankage and more noteworthy seating limit civility of a somewhat extended fuselage. Comparable in size, powerplant and execution to the Raytheon Beech King Air B200, the Xingu II made its first flight on September 4 1981.

Creation stopped in August 1987 after 105 had been assembled.