|Developed from||Pottier P.220S Koala|
The Aero AT-3 is a two-seat, low wing, utility aircraft manufactured in Poland in ready-to-fly certificated form and as a kitplane. The aircraft is of conventional configuration and features fixed tricycle undercarriage. The structure is largely of all-metal construction. It first flew in 1997 and deliveries to customers commenced in 2002. It is certified under European Very Light Aircraft regulation. Since July 2, 2010 Aero AT-3 holds FAA type certificate #A61CE in the United States of America.
Design and development
The AT-3 R-100 is a single-engined low-wing cantilever monoplane of all-metal construction and a fixed tricycle landing gear. It is powered by a nose-mounted Bombardier-Rotax 912 with either a two-bladed wooden or three-bladed composite propeller.
As of 2008, some dozen aircraft are used in Poland, among others by the Polish Aero Club, several are used in the United Kingdom, among others by Brooklands Flying Club at Sywell Aerodrome and Old Sarum Flying School, France and some other countries. Deliveries are in progress. Aeroclub Air France ordered 6 aircraft in 2008.
Although only 14 AT-3's are currently registered and flown in the UK the accident rate is much higher than other aircraft types with 10 separate AT3 accidents recorded by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch resulting in damage to the aircraft.
- AT-3 SK
- Special Kit, homebuilt variant.
- AT-3 R100
- Factory-built variant to JAR-VLA standards.
Data from Official website
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Length: 6.25 m (20 ft 6 in)
- Wingspan: 7.55 m (24 ft 9 in)
- Height: 2.23 m (7 ft 4 in)
- Wing area: 9.3 m² (100.6 ft²)
- Empty weight: 350 kg (771 lb)
- Useful load: 232 kg (511 lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 582 kg (1,282 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912S, 100 hp (75 kW)
- Never exceed speed: 236 km/h (127 kts)
- Maximum speed: 220 km/h (119 kts)
- Cruise speed: 200 km/h (108 kts)
- Stall speed: 82 km/h (44 kts)
- Range: 717 km (387 nm)
- Service ceiling: 4000 m (13,123 ft)
- Rate of climb: 3.7 m/s, 222 m/min (730 ft/min)
- Wing loading: +3.8g -1.5 g ()
- Power/mass: 5.82kg/hp (12.82 lb/hp)
- Take-off distance: 160 m (525 ft)
- Landing distance: 150 m (492 ft)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 154. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
- CAA G-INFO
- G-DPEP Crash during take off
- G-SACX Crash during landing
- G-SACY Nose wheel collapse during landing
- G-SACY Loss of engine power, damage to fuselage and fin
- G-SBRK Nose wheel collapse during landing
- G-SKAZ Crash during go-around
- G-SPAT Aircraft moved on startup and struck another aircraft
- G-SRUM Canopy opening in flight
- G-SYEL Nose wheel collapse during landing
- G-TGUN Aircraft moved on startup and struck fuel bowser
- G-UKAT Crash during go-around, destroyed by fire
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