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Pilatus PC-6 Porter

Single-Engine STOL Utility Aircraft

Nearly 600 examples of the capable PC-6 have been built between Pilatus of Switzerland and Fairchild of the United States.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 4/29/2019
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Year: 1959
Status: Active, In-Service
Manufacturer(s): Pilatus Aircraft - Switzerland / Fairchild Aircraft - USA
Production: 595
Crew: 1
Length: 36.09 ft (11 m)
Width: 52.00 ft (15.85 m)
Height: 10.50 ft (3.2 m)
Weight (Empty): 2,866 lb (1,300 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 6,173 lb (2,800 kg)
Power: 1 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 turboprop engine developing 550 horsepower and driving a three- or four-bladed propeller at the nose.
Speed: 174 mph (280 kph; 151 kts)
Ceiling: 26,903 feet (8,200 m; 5.1 miles)
Range: 454 miles (730 km; 394 nm)
Rate-of-Climb: 945 ft/min (288 m/min)
Operators: Australia; Algeria; Angola; Argentina; Austria; Bolivia; Canada; Chad; Colombia; France; Ecuador; Hungary; Indonesia; Iran; Israel; Malaysia; Mexico; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; New Zealand; Oman; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Slovenia; South Africa; Sudan; Switzerland; Thailand; Untied Arab Emirates; United States



Variants / Models

• PC-6 "Porter" - Base Series Designation.
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