Pilatus PC-6: Pilatus PC-6: Everywhere, anytime and in any environment
The PC-6, known everywhere as the “Pilatus Porter”, is legendary. Its unique ability to take off and land at extremely short distances as well as its reliability and versatility have made it famous as a robust all-rounder worldwide.
Unsurpassed STOL capabilities
The Pilatus Porter PC-6 is designed to operate on any type of runway, in the most remote areas of the world, at high altitudes and in an exceptional variety of climatic conditions. Its simple but solid construction and proven systems, combined with proven Swiss quality, make the PC-6 into an extremely reliable and economical aircraft from the perspectives of both operation and maintenance. Regardless of when, where or under which conditions, you can rely on the Pilatus Porter!
Simply load up and fly off
The Pilatus Porter PC-6 lives up to its reputation as a workhorse: it has a cabin volume of more than three cubic metres and a payload of more than 1,000 kilograms. Two large sliding doors on both sides of the cabin provide easy access for the loading and unloading of cargo. If additional space is required in the cabin, the passenger seats can be removed easily and stowed in the luggage compartment behind the cabin. The floor hatch, which is fitted as standard, provides a platform for a variety of installations such as camera systems, without the need to adapt the design to the structure of the aircraft.
|Take-off distance over 50 ft (15 m) obstacle (STOL)||1,444 ft||440 m|
|Landing distance over 50 ft (15 m) obstacle (STOL)||1,033 ft||315 m|
|Max. Rate of climb (MTOW)||1,010 ft/min||5.13 m/sec|
|Max. cruise speed||125 KTAS||232 km/h|
|Max. range at 10,000 ft
- with underwing tanks
|Max. Certified Altitude||25,000 ft||7620 m|
|Stall speed (MTOW)
- flaps up (Vs)
- full flaps set (Vso)
|Basic operating weight*||2,756 lb||1,250 kg|
|Max. take-off weight||6,173 lb||2,800 kg|
|Max. landing weight||5,863 lb||2,660 kg|
|Max. payload*||up to approx. 2,646 lb||1,200 kg|
|Payload with full fuel*||up to approx. 2,381 lb||1,080 kg|
*depending on configuration and fuel
|Wing Span||52 ft 1 in||15.87 m|
|Length||35 ft 9 in||10,9 m|
|Height||10 ft 6 in||3.30 m|
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