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General
Crew 2
Flight Attendants 2 or 3
Passengers 68-78
   
Engines
Number Two Pratt and Whitney Canada Corp. PW150A
Normal Takeoff Power 4,580 shp
Max.Power 5,071 shp
Max. Cruise Power 3,947 shp
   
Propellers
Dowty model R408 six-bladed, reversible pitch; composite  
Diameter 13 ft 6 in / 4.11 m
   
Avionics

Automatic Flight Control System
Autopilot with Flight Director
Dual Attitude and Heading Reference System
Dual Air Data Computers
EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument System)
Cat II capability
Engine and Systems Integrated Display (ESID)

Navigation
Dual VHF (VOR, Glideslope and Marker)
Dual ADF, DME and ATC Mode S
Single or Dual Flight Management System* with GPS
Cat IIIa Head-Up Guidance Display*
ACARS*

Communication
Dual VHF System
Service Interphone and Passenger Address System
HF System*

Other Systems
Standby Instruments
Radio Altimeter
Colour Weather Radar
Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS)*
TCAS II/ACAS* (change 7)
Audio Integrating System
Cockpit Voice Recorder
Emergency Locator Transmitter (3 frequency optional)
Flight Data Recorder
Centralized Maintenance and Diagnostic System
* Optional
 
 

 
 
Dimensions

External:
Length overall 107 ft 9 in 32.84 m
Wingspan 93 ft 3 in 28.42 m
Height overall 27 ft 5 in 8.34 m
Fuselage maximum diameter 8 ft 10 in 2.69 m
Wing area (gross) 679 ft2 63.08 m2
Horizontal tail area 180 ft2 16.72 m2
Vertical tail area 152 ft2 14.1 m2

Internal:
Cabin length (excluding cockpit) 61 ft 8 in 18.80 m
Cabin maximum width (centreline) 8 ft 3 in 2.51 m
Cabin width (floor level) 6 ft 8 in 2.03 m
Maximum height 6 ft 5 in 1.95 m
Floor area (excluding cockpit) 469 ft2 43.60 m2
Cabin volume 2,740 ft3 77.60 m3
Cabin pressurization 5.5 psi 37.9 KPa
Baggage volume 502 ft3 14.22 m3

Doors & exits:
Passenger door (LH, fwd)
  Height 5 ft 5 in 1.65 m
  Width 2 ft 6 in 0.76 m
  Height to sill 4 ft 0.5 in 1.23 m
Passenger door (LH, aft)
  Height 5 ft 5 in 1.65 m
  Width 2 ft 4 in 0.71 m
  Height to sill 5 ft 1 in 1.56 m
Baggage door (LH, aft)
  Height 4 ft 8 in 1.43 m
  Width 4 ft 2 in 1.27 m
  Height to sill 5 ft 1 in 1.55 m
Baggage door (LH, fwd)
  Height 4 ft 9 in 1.45 m
  Width 2 ft 4 in 0.71 m
  Height to sill 4 ft 2 in 1.27 m
 
 

 
 
Weights: High Gross Weight Version (HGW)
Maximum takeoff weight 64,500 lb 29,257 kg
Maximum landing weight 61,750 lb 28,009 kg
Maximum zero fuel weight 57,000 lb 25,855 kg
Operating weight empty 37,888 lb 17,185 kg
Maximum payload 19,112 lb 8,670 kg
     
Fuel and oil capacity
Fuel capacity 1,724 U.S. gal
1,436 lmp. gal
6,526 L
Oil capacity 8.0 U.S. gal
engine
30 litres/
engine
 
 

 
 
Performance

Range:
NM SM KM
Maximum range
(70 pax @ 200 lb) MCR, ISA, SL
1,362 1,567 2,522

Speeds:
Maximum cruise speed 360 kts 414 mph 667 km/h

Airfield Performance:
FAR takeoff field length
(SL, ISA, MTOW, HGW)
4,600 ft 1,402 m
FAR landing field length
(SL, ISA, MLW, HGW)
4,221 ft 1,287 m
Takeoff field length for 500nm sector
(ISA, 70 Pax, IGW)
3,720 ft 1,134 m
Landing field length for 500nm sector
(ISA, 70 Pax, IGW)
3,380 ft 1,030 m

Ceiling:
Maximum operating altitude 25,000 ft 7,620 m

FAR 36
Noise Level:   EPNdB
Takeoff   78.3
Sideline   84.0
Approach   94.8
Maintenance Program
Daily checks None
Line checks Every 50 flight hours
"A" checks Every 500 flight hours
"C" checks Every 5,000 flight hours
Structural inspection Every 40,000 flights hours
Equalized Maintenance Program available.  
   
Structural Integrity
Crack Free Life 40,000 flights / 32,670 flt. hrs. *
Design Life 80,000 flights / 65,340 flt. hrs. *

* Assumes a 50 minute flight time
 
 
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