FFA AS-202 Bravo
|AS/SA 202 Bravo|
|Role||Civil light aircraft|
|First flight||9 March 1969|
|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.
- 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
- 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.
- Royal Air Maroc - 5 aircraft.
- Royal Flight of Oman - 4 aircraft.
- Uganda Central Flying School - 8 aircraft.
- Royal Moroccan Air Force - 10 aircraft.
- Royal Air Force of Oman - Former operator.
- Ugandan Air Force - 1 aircraft in 2012
Data from 
- 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) (1,069 lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 852 kg (AS 202-18A4 1,080 kg) (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
- Never exceed speed: 175 knots
- Maximum speed: 227 km/h (122 knots, 141 mph)
- Cruise speed: 211 km/h (114 knots, 131 mph)
- Stall speed: Flaps 0° 60 KIAS. Flaps 15° 56 KIAS. Flaps 41° 49 KIAS ()
- Rate of climb: 3.66 m/s (720 ft/min)
- Endurance : 4½ hrs for 202-18A4
- Green, William, The Observers Book of Aircraft, Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, 1970. ISBN 0-7232-0087-4
- AS 202-18A4 Aeroplane Flight Manual
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