• CountryJapan
  • TypeTwin turboprop regional airliner
  • PowerplantsYS11A200 - Two 2280kW (3060shp) RollsRoyce Dart 54210K turboprops driving four blade constant speed propellers.
  • Performance200 - Max cruising speed 470km/h (253kt), economical cruising speed 452km/h (244kt). Range with max payload and no reserves 1090km (590nm), range with payload and no reserves 3215km (1736nm).
  • Weights200 - Operating empty 15,419kg (33,993lb), max takeoff 24,500kg (54,010lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 32.00m (105ft 0in), length 26.30m (86ft 4in), height 8.98m (29ft 6in). Wing area 94.8m2 (1020.4sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Typical single class seating in main cabin for 60 at four abreast and 86cm (34in) pitch. The combi YS11A300 accommodates freight in the forward portion of the main cabin with seating for 46 behind that.
  • Production182 YS-11s built comprising two prototypes, 48 series 100s, 83 Series 200s, 31 series 300s, eight series 400s, two series 500s and eight series 600s. Production total includes 23 for Japanese military. 66 remained in service at late 1998.

The main Japanese aerial shuttle to enter creation since Ww2, the YS-11 accomplished a level of achievement in its residential business sector and in North America.

The YS-11 was a result of the Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Company (or NAMC), a consortium of Fuji, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Nippi, Shin Meiwa (now Shin Maywa) and Showa. NAMC structured on June 1, 1959 to outline and create a short to medium extent carrier, with specific consideration being paid to gathering the particular working necessities of the Japanese local aerial transports.

NAMC chose the Rolls-Royce Dart over the Allison 501 to power the new carrier. Fuji was given obligation regarding the tail unit, Kawasaki the wings and motor nacelles, Mitsubishi the forward fuselage and last gathering, Nippi the ailerons and folds, Shin Meiwa the back fuselage and Showa the light combination honeycomb structural segments.

The YS-11 first flew on August 30 1962 (a second model flew that December), and was recompensed Japanese accreditation in August 1964. At that point the first creation flying machine were under development, and the sort entered administration with Toa Airways (now JAS) in April 1965. Introductory generation was of the YS-11-100, the catch up YS-11a-200 (first flight November 1967) was intended for fare showcases and offered an expanded max takeoff weight. The YS-11a-300 was a combi traveler/cargo model, while the YS-11a-400 was an immaculate vessel with a forward cargo entryway.

The YS-11a-500, -600 and -700 were comparable to the -200, -300 and -400, yet with a 500kg (1100lb) more noteworthy max takeoff weight. Generation stopped in February 1974.

By late 1998, 66 YS-11s stayed in business administration. The biggest administrators were All Nippon (6) and Japan Air Commuter (12).

Pictures of NAMC YS-11