FFA AS-202 Bravo

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AS/SA 202 Bravo
FFA AS-202 Bravo N7746B-090117-01-8.jpg
Role Civil light aircraft
National origin Switzerland/Italy
Manufacturer FFA/SIAI-Marchetti
First flight 9 March 1969
Retired Patria Pilot Training 2011
Status Active
Primary users Indonesian Air Force
Ugandan Air Force
Produced 1969-1991
Number built 214
Variants FFT Eurotrainer 2000

The AS/SA 202 Bravo is a two to three-seat civil light aircraft jointly designed and manufactured by the Swiss company Flug- und Fahrzeugwerke Altenrhein (FFA) and the Italian company Savoia-Marchetti. The aircraft was designated the AS 202 in Switzerland, and the SA 202 in Italy.

Savoia-Marchetti manufactured the wings, undercarriage and engine installation, while FFA manufactured the fuselage, tail and controls, while both companies had assembly plants manufacturing the complete aircraft.

The first Swiss model flew on 9 March 1969, the first Italian aircraft following on 8 May.

Bravo is a rugged all-metal low-wing monoplane with a full vision canopy. Its tricycle landing gear is fixed.

34 15s and 180 18s were built, with most in service with military customers. The biggest civil operator was Patria Pilot Training at Helsinki-Malmi Airport, Finland during 2000-2011.

Variants[edit]

AS/SA 202-10
With 115 hp Lycoming O-235-C2A engine
AS/SA 202-15
With 150 hp Lycoming O-320-E2A engine, fixed pitch propeller, optional third aft seat
AS/SA 202-18A
With 180 hp Lycoming AEIO-360-B1F engine, constant speed propeller, third aft seat, fully aerobatic.
AS/SA 202/26A
With 195 kW (260hp) Lycoming AEIO-540 engine. Only one aircraft manufactured so far.
AS 32T Turbo Trainer
Two-seat tandem trainer aircraft, powered by a 268 kW (360-hp) Allison 250-B17C turboprop engine. Only one aircraft manufactured.
FFA 2000 / FFT 2000 / Eurotrainer 2000
Composite derivitave

Operators[edit]

Civil Operators[edit]

  •  Finland
    • Patria Pilot Training - 7 aircraft in 2000-2011. Patria's Bravos are ex-British Aerospace Flying College aircraft. BAE Flying College owned 11 aircraft, but 1 was lost in Scotland claiming 2 lives. Remaining 10 aircraft were sold to private Finnish flying school Pilot Factory, which merged with Patria in 2004-2005.

7 aircraft out of original 10 remain in service. During merger with Patria, one aircraft was sold to private owner. Night-time accident at Helsinki-Malmi airport in 2002 claimed no lives but hull was damaged beyond repair. In August 2010 one aircraft veered off the runway at Helsinki-Malmi and was written off.

Patria's Bravos were replaced with Tecnam P2002JF.

  •  Uganda
    • Uganda Central Flying School - 8 aircraft.

Military Operators[edit]

Former Military Operators[edit]

Specifications (202-10)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One, pilot
  • Capacity: One or two passengers
  • Length: 6.65 m (21 ft 9¾ in)
  • Wingspan: 9.8 m (32 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.51 m (8 ft 2¾ in)
  • Wing area: 13.16 m² (141.58 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 486 kg (AS 202-18A4 742 kg[2]) (1,069 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 852 kg (AS 202-18A4 1,080 kg[2]) (1,874 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-235-C2A 4-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 86 kW (115 hp)
  • Landing gear: fixed tricycle

Performance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, William, The Observers Book of Aircraft, Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, 1970. ISBN 0-7232-0087-4
  2. ^ a b c d e AS 202-18A4 Aeroplane Flight Manual

See also[edit]

List of air show accidents and incidents Bandung, Indonesia, 29 September 2012

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