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European Facility For Airborne Research May 24, 2024, 02:04

Aircraft: POLAR 5 - AWI

POLAR 5 - AWI
Aircraft acronym POLAR 5 - AWI Registration number C-GAWI
Operator Alfred Wegener Institute Transnational Access status Open to TA
Manufacturer Basler Turbo Conversions, BT-67 Engine category Turbo propeller
Aircraft type Research Categories Land/Sea surface properties, Polar, Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 20.66 m
  • Height: 5.2 m
  • Wingspan: 29.0 m
Airplane dimensions 20.66 m 5.2 m 29.0 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 50 m/s
Max speed 105 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 80 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 100 m/s
Ascent rate 0 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 100 ft
  • Above ground: 500 ft
Max ceiling 19 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 14 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

n/c

Payload
Empty weight 8 437 kg
Max take-off weight 13 068 kg
Max payload 4 631 kg
Max scientific payload 2 500 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements 500 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance 100 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)
Aircraft autonomy

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 8 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 3 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Range
Max range 1 900 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

with skis, 45' reserve, 3 PoB, survival equipment for 3

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 1 675 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

n/c

Take-off runway length 1 200 m
Engines

2 x Pratt&Whitney PT6A-67R

Avionics

Honeywell Lasernav V

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

2 pilots and 1 mechanic

Seats available for scientists

5

Cabin

Length 12.85 m
Width 2.34 m
Height 2.00 m
Apertures

main door

Cabin pressurized

no

More information

drop sonde launcher available

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

2 sensor heads: magnetics and meteorology

Windows

2 bubble side windows, 1 optical window

Openings

top: 3 x D0,50 m and 5 x D0.15 m ; bottom: 4 x W0.45 x L0.50 m, 1 x W0.18 x L0.18 m, 2 x D0.15 m

Hard points

3 hard points each side underneath the wing, inner and center 150 kg each, outer station 30 kg, mouting system bolts, resp. NATO lock system

Inlets

no fixed ones, 2 removable inlets in front for aerosol and gases, 2 removable outlets in the back

Additionnal systems

tail boom for magnetics and spectrometer

Acquisition systems

MEDUSA-P

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

n/c

Electrical power (kW) and voltages (V) available for scientists

15.4 kW/28 V DC, up to 2 kW 115 VAC/400 hZ and up to 2 kW 220 VAc/50 Hz - AC inverter are fed by DC science power -> less DC power when using AC power

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