Due to innovative design features, Viscount V100 can be used for the purposes of various aviation works, specifically:
— air cargo transportation and air tourism;
— ambulance airplane;
— radio relay aircraft.
— air patrol over gas pipelines and oil pipelines, high-voltage overhead power lines, forestlands, water bodies, etc.;
— aerial photography, and instrumental monitoring;
Cargo transportations and air tourism. The airplane has an interior that is unique in its class, which makes it possible for passengers to walk freely when the plane is airborne. The low touchdown speed and the convenient landing gear arrangement make it possible for the plane to land on poorly prepared airfields, including the possibility for the crew to visually choose an airfield when the plane is still airborne. The aircraft can be operated in hard-to-reach remote regions where transportation network is being through its development stage.
Besides, the airplane perfectly suits the customized air transportations carried out by governmental agencies, e.g., Emergencies Ministry, the Federal Border Service, etc. Spacious cabin allows the trans¬portation of bulky cargo, which can be loaded through specialized cargo door.
Skydiving. The airplane stands among the best «lifting» aircrafts in the industry. The Viscount exceeds its analogs in both climbing speed and the capacity of the passenger cabin, the criteria that are of utmost importance for skydivers. The aircraft is expected to be accepted for service by most flying clubs of the Voluntary Association for Assistance to Army, Aviation, and Fleet across Russia and the CIS, and can be used for practice of airborne forces.
Air patrol over gas pipelines and oil pipelines, high-voltage overhead power lines, forestlands, water bodies, aerial photography, and instrumental monitoring. The V100 better suits for all and any of the aviation works above due to the following reasons:
— it has a more conveniently arranged equipment and operator’s workplaces;
— it takes V100 a shorter time to approach the designated area due to easy adaptability to poor airfields;
— the cockpit provides the widest view possible;
— capability of installation of supplementary tank leading to the increase of flying range and flight time.
2. Easy and Cost-effective Operation
Either of the two engines can be installed on the airplane, specifically:
— Pratt&Whitney PT6A-65B;
— Honeywell TPE331.
Both engines operate on aviation kerosene that is a more accessible fuel in comparison to aviation gasoline. The time between overhauls is 7000 hours for a TPE331 engine, which is almost five times as long as that of the analogues.
The materials used are perfectly maintainable.
3. Reliable Engineering Solutions and Construction Materials
The project only uses certified technological solutions that were tested by the designer on previous aircrafts and proven to be fully applicable to the needs of manufacture and operation.
The aircraft’s design is completely based on conventional commercially used materials manufactured both in Russia and abroad.
4. Utilization of Effective Technologies
The aircraft was designed in conformance with the requirements of high technologies and full-scale production. Implementation of the modern high-precision and efficient production equipment alongside with conventional manufacturing practices is planned.
5. Reliability and Safety
The Viscount V100 aircraft was designed in accordance with the Aviation Regulations AP-23 that are similar to the European EASA CS-23 and the American FAR part 23 aviation regulations.
All the aircraft’s vital components have been designed taking into account the possibility of fatigue, in order to extend the durability thereof through various means, including proper choice of materials, and reduction of load on the areas that are the mostly exposed to strain.
The most critical components and mechanisms can be easily accessed while the aircraft is in operation.
The project includes the complete sequence of the static tests.