GippsAero GA10

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GA10 Airvan
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GA10 prototype
Role Utility aircraft/Transport
National origin Australia
Manufacturer GippsAero
First flight 1 May 2012
Produced 2012-present
Developed from Gippsland GA8

The GippsAero GA10 Airvan is a ten-seat, turbo prop, single-engined utility aircraft currently being developed by GippsAero (formerly Gippsland Aeronautics) of Victoria, Australia.[1]

Design and development[edit]

After successful development of the 8-seat GA8 Airvan piston-engined aircraft, the design has been stretched and re-engined with a turboprop engine to increase seating and payload capacity, resulting in the GA10.[2] With many piston-engined GA-8 aircraft being operated in remote areas, the JetA/JetA1-powered GA-10 is intended to appeal to general aviation customers.

The GA10 retains the aerodynamic design of the GA8 and the intent is to retain as many current production parts as possible.[3] Anticipated performance figures have not yet been released, but a design requirement is for a five-hour endurance with eight occupants (including pilot), and a maximum fuel load of 550 litres.[3] Similarly to the GA8, a STOL kit will be developed for the GA10.

Its 20-minute first flight was completed in May 2012.[4] In mid-2015, the aircraft was planned to be certified in 2015,[5] but later in the year no schedule was claimed.[6]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Airvan 10 Brochure[7]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 9 passengers or 635 kg freight (with full fuel)
  • Length: 33 ft 6 in (10.3 m)
  • Wingspan: 40 ft 7 in (12.4 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 9 in (3.8 m)
  • Empty weight: 2475[8] lb ( kg)
  • Gross weight: 4,750 lb (2,155 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce 250-B17F/2 turboprop engine, 2,030 rpm Hartzell HC-D3F-7H 3-Blade Propeller, 450 hp ( kW)

Performance

  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,096 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.8 m/s)
  • Takeoff Distance (to 50 ft) : 1,600 ft (488 m)
  • Ground Roll : 1,100 ft (335 m)
  • fuel burn : 24 gph (92 ltr/hr)
  • max speed : 157 kts
  • cruise speed : 145 kts (240 km/h)
  • range : 550 nm (1hr 1FR reserve)

Cabin[edit]

  • Cabin Height: : 45 in (1.1 m)
  • Cabin Width : 50 in (1.3 m)
  • Cabin Length (no cargo bin): 16 ft 1 in (4.9 m)
  • Cabin Door : 50 in (1.3 m)
  • Main Cargo Area Internal Volume : 164 ft3 (4.43 m3)
  • Cabin Shelf : 18 ft3 (0.5 m3)
  • Aft Locker : 13 ft3 (0.4 m3)
  • Cargo Pod : 25 ft3 (0.7 m3)

Weights[edit]

  • maximum useful load : 2,300 lb (1,043 kg)
  • Optional Cargo Pod Capacity : 600 lb (272 kg)
  • Fuel Capacity : 153 U.S. gal (580 ltr) JetA-1
  • Full fuel Payload : 1,400 lb (635 kg)

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GA10 to fly later this year". Australian Aviation. 5 March 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "GippsAero's GA10 project on track". Australian Flying. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "GippsAero Newsletter, November 2010" (PDF). GippsAero. November 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "GippsAero GA10 completes first flight". Australian Aviation. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mahindra Aerospace Partners with Professional Aviation Associates" (PDF) (Press release). Mahindra Aerospace. July 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mahindra Displays First Airvan In China" (PDF) (Press release). Mahindra Aerospace. October 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Airvan 10 Brochure" (PDF). Mahindra Aerospace. 
  8. ^ "Purchase Planning Handbook" (PDF). Business & Commercial Aviation. Aviation Week. May 2016. 
  9. ^ "GippsAero Newsletter, March 2011" (PDF). GippsAero. March 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 

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