|Role||Personal use & Trainer aircraft|
|Manufacturer||Aircraft Manufacturing and Development|
|Designer||Chris Heintz, Zenair, Ltd.|
|Primary user||Iraqi Air Force|
|Variants||Zenair CH 640|
The AMD Alarus CH2000 is a two-seat, fixed tricycle gear general aviation airplane, used primarily for flight training. It is manufactured by Aircraft Manufacturing and Design Co. in Eastman, Georgia. It is a low-wing aircraft, with one door located above each wing, respectively. It can be considered a competitor to similar aircraft used for flight training, such as the Diamond DA20.
The aircraft is also equipped with state-of-the-art communications systems for secure air-to-air and air-to-ground communications and is equipped for day and night missions. The aircraft is manufactured in Amman, Jordan and Baghdad, Iraq.
The first SAMA CH2000s were delivered to the Iraqi Air Force 70th Squadron, based in Basrah on 29 October 2004. The Iraqi Air Force acquired between 8 and 16 aircraft at a cost of USD$5.8M with deliveries completed by the end of March 2005.
Zenair CH 640
Peruvian Air Force will receive six CH2000s built under licence by SEMAN with some custom modifications. The Peruvian version is called the Antarqui (which was a special elite of Chasqui messengers in service with the Inca Empire, that are believed to have used a paragliding device to jump from one hill to another).
- Iraqi Air Force - 70th Squadron
Data from AMD Website 
- Crew: one
- Capacity: one passenger
- Length: 23 ft 0 in (7.01 m)
- Wingspan: 28 ft 10 in (8.79 m)
- Height: 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
- Wing area: 137 sq ft (12.7 m2)
- Empty weight: 1,085 lb (492 kg) basic VFR-equipped
- Max takeoff weight: 1,692 lb (767 kg)
- Fuel capacity: 28 US Gallons (106 litres)
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-235-N2C four cylinder, horizontally opposed, four stroke aircraft engine, 116 hp (87 kW)
- Propellers: 2-bladed Sensenich fixed pitch, 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) diameter
- Cruise speed: 99 kn (114 mph; 183 km/h)
- Stall speed: 48 kn (55 mph; 89 km/h)
- Never exceed speed: 143 kn (165 mph; 265 km/h)
- Range: 486 nmi (559 mi; 900 km)
- g limits: +4.4/-2.2 (utility category 1,606 lbs) +3.8/-1.9 (normal category 1,692 lbs)
- Rate of climb: 750 ft/min (3.8 m/s)
- Wing loading: 12.3 lb/sq ft (60 kg/m2)
- Power/mass: 14.6 lb/hp (0.11 kW/kg)
- Garmin GNS 430 (COM, GPS, VOR, GS)
- Garmin GI-106A VOR with GS slope
- Garmin 340 audio panel
- Garmin GTX 327 transponder/encoder
- Bendix/king KX 155 NAV COM
- Bendix/king KI 209 VOR with GS
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