Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante
The Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante (banner in Portuguese) is a general purpose 15-21 passenger twin-turboprop light transport aircraft suitable for military and civil duties. It is manufactured by the Brazilian corporation, Embraer.
Design and Purpose
The goal was to create a general purpose aircraft, suitable for both civilian and military roles with a low operational cost and high reliability. On this measure, the EMB 110 has succeeded.
Further development of the EMB 110 was halted by the manufacturer in order to shift focus to the larger, faster, and pressurized 30-seat EMB 120 Brasilia.
Production and Service
The first military prototype, designated YC-95, was flown in October 1968 and production began the following year by the newly formed aircraft company Embraer. The passenger model first flew on August 9, 1972 and entered commercial service on April 16, 1973 with the now defunct Brazilian airliner Transbrasil.
Over the next 21 years Embraer built 494 aircraft in numerous configurations for a variety of roles including:
- YC-95 or EMB 100 - Prototype.
- EMB 110 - Military transport version.
- C-95 - Military transport version for the Brazilian Air Force.
- EMB 110A - Radio calibration version.
- E-95 - radio calibration version for the Brazilian Air Force.
- EC-95B - Calibration version for the Brazilian Air Force.
- EMB 110B - Aerial survey, aerial photography version.
- R-95 - Aerial survey version for the Brazilian Air Force.
- EMB 110CN - Three navalised aircraft sold to the Chilean Navy.
- EMB 110C - The first commercial model, 15 seat passenger communter airline.
- EMB 111A - Maritime partrol version for the Brazilian Air Force. The aircraft also has the Brazilian Air Force designation P-95. A small number was leased to the Argentine Navy after the Falklands/Malvinas War due the retirement of their last SP-2H Neptune and until the introduction of the modified L-188 Electras.
- P-95B -
- EMB 111AN - Six maritime patrol aircraft sold to the Chilean Navy.
- EMB 110E
- EMB 110E(J) - 7 seat executive transport version.
- EMB 110K1 - Cargo transport version.
- C-95A - Cargo version for the Brazilian Air Force.
- EMB 110P - Communter airline version.
- EMB 110P1 - Quick change cargo/passenger transport version.
- C-95B - Quick change cargo/passenger version for the Brazilian Air Force.
- EMB 110P1 SAR - Search and rescue version.
- EMB 110P/A - 18 seat passenger version, intended for export
- EMB 110P1/A - Mixed passenger/freight version with enlarged cargo door
- EMB 110P1/41 - Cargo/passenger transport aircraft.
- EMB 110P1K/110K - Military version.
- C-95C - The Brazilian Air Force version of the EMB 110P2.
- EMB 110P2
- EMB 110P2/A - Modifications for airline commuter role, seating up to 21 passengers.
- EMB 110P2/41 - 21-seat pressurised commuter airline.
- EMB 110S1 - Geophysical survey version.
- SC-95 - Search and rescue version for the Brazilian Air Force.
- XC-95 - Rain research version for the Brazilian Air Force.
Production was halted in 1990, as the EMB 110 had been superseded by the increasingly popular EMB120. In August 2006 a total of 159 EMB 110 aircraft (all variants) remain in airline service around world with some 65 airlines. Major operators include: Air Fiji (7), Abaeté Linhas Aéreas (6), AirNow (14), Rutaca (6) and Tavaj Linhas Aereas (7).
General characteristics (EMB 110P1A/41)
- Wingspan: 15.4 m (50 ft 3 in)
- Length: 15.1 m (49 ft 7 in)
- Height: 4.9 m (16 ft 2 in)
- Wing area: 29.1 m² (313 ft²)
- Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 (750 shp (559 kW) × 2)
- Maximum takeoff weight: 5,900 kg (12,500 lb)
- Passengers: 21
- Cruise speed: 341 km/h (212 miles/h)
- Range: 1,964 km (1,220 miles)
- Flight International, 3-9 October 2006
- EMB 110 information at Airliners.net
- Endres, Gunter and Gething, Mike. (2002). Aircraft Recognition Guide, (2nd Ed.). New York: Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 0-00-713721-4
Agricultural: EMB 202 Ipanema
Not developed: CBA 123 Vector
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