Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante

A twin-engine utility aircraft that can accommodate a capacity of up to 21 passengers.

Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante 6
photo: Reinhard Zinabold

Manufactured by Brazilian aerospace company Embraer, the Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante (Brazilian term for Bandit) is created for military and civilian purposes with increased reliability and low operating cost. This aircraft remains the most successful commercial aircraft of the company.

Manufacturer:
Embraer
Country:
Brazil
Manufactured:
1968 to: 1990
ICAO:
E110
Price:
US$6 million (2018)

Specifications

Avionics:
Aeroeletronica
Engine:
2x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Turboprop
Power:
750 horsepower
Max Cruise Speed:
248 knots
459 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
100 knots
Travel range:
1,060 Nautical Miles
1,963 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
Service Ceiling:
21,490 feet
Rate of Climb:
1640.4 feet / minute
8.33metre / second
Take Off Distance:
460 metre - 1,509.17 feet
Landing Distance:
530 metre - 1,738.82 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
5,900 Kg
13,007 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
5,700 Kg
12,566 lbs
Max Payload:
1,560 Kg
3,439 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
450 gallon
1,703 litre
Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
18 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
1.6 metre - 5.25 feet
Cabin Width:
1.6 metre - 5.25 feet
Cabin Length:
9.5 metre - 31.17 feet
Exterior Length:
15.1 metre - 49.54 feet
Tail height:
4.92 metre - 16.14 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
1.9 metre - 6.23 feet
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
15.33 metre - 50.29 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets
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Description

EMB 110 Production and Development

Formerly known as the IPD-6504, the EMB 110 was designed by Max Holste, a French aeronautical under the management of Ozires Silva. The aircraft was renamed as Bandeirante by the director of the Aeronautical Technical Center (CTA), Brigadier Paulo Victor. The name was selected based on the explorers of Brazil, the Bandeirantes, and to national integration.

In 1969, 80 EMB 110 order was placed for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB).

In 1972, the aircraft received its Brazilian airworthiness certification. Also on the same year, the airliner first flew.

On February 9 1973, the first delivery of the aircraft to Brazilian Air Force (FAB) took place.

On April 16 1973, the aircraft entered commercial service with TransBrasil, a Brazilian airline that ceased operations in 2001.

On December 15 2010, a newly upgraded EMB 110 was flown by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). This upgraded aircraft is outfitted with present-day avionics equipment. Labeled as the C/P-95, the aircraft has various systems built by Aeroelectronica.

EMB 110 Design

The EMB 110 has an exterior length of 15.1 meters, tail height of 4.92 meters and fuselage diameter of 1.9 meter. It has a wingspan of 15.33 meters and a wing area of 29.1 square meters. It has a 4.68-meters wheelbase.

The aircraft can accommodate up to 18 passengers on board for a typical side by side seating. It has a cabin length of 9.5 meters, and width and height of 1.6 meters.

EMB 110 Engine and Performance

The Embraer EMB 110 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 turboprop with a thrust rate of 750 horsepower per engine. It has a three- blade fully-feathering reversible-pitch constant-speed Hartzel propeller with a diameter of 2.36 meters.

The aircraft has a travel range of 1,060 nautical miles and can fly up to a service ceiling of 21,490 feet. Its cruising speed is 248 knots while 100 knots is the approach speed. It has a take-off and landing distance of 460 meters and 530 meters respectively.

The EMB 110 has a maximum payload of 1,560 kg and a fuel tank capacity of 450 US Gallon. Its maximum take-off weight is 5,900 kg and 5,700 kg for the landing.

EMB 110 Variants

Some of the variants of the EMB 110 include:

  • YC-95 or EMB 100
  • EMB110 (initial production variant, military transport for FAB)
  • EMB 110A (radio calibration variant for FAB)
  • EC-95B (Calibration variant for FAB)
  • EMB 110B (aerial authority variant)
  • EMB 110C (first commercial model)
  • EMB 110C(N) (navalised aircraft variant of EMB 110C)
  • EMB 110E (executive), EMB 110E(J) (modified variant of EMB 110E), EMB 110K (stretched variant)
  • EMB 110K 1 (cargo transport variant with cargo door in rear fuselage)
  • EMB 110P (commuter variant of EMB 110C), EMB 110P1 (based on EMB 110K1, quick change civil cargo/passenger transport variant)
  • EMB 110P2 (civil passenger variant of EMB 110P1 without cargo door)
  • EMB 111A Patrulha (maritime patrol variant for FAB), C-95B (quick change cargo or passenger variant for FAB)
  • EMB 110P1 SAR (search and rescue variant)
  • EMB 110 P/A (18-seat passenger variant designed for export)
  • EMB 110 P1/A (mixed passenger/freight variant with larger cargo door)
  • EMB 110 P1/41 (cargo/passenger transport aircraft)
  • EMB 110 P1K/110K (military variant)
  • C-95C (FAB variant of the EMB 110P2)
  • EMB 110P2/A (alteration for airline commuter role that can seat up to 21 passengers)
  • EMB 110P2/41 (pressurized commuter variant)
  • EMB 110S1 (geophysical survey variant)
  • SC-95 (search and rescue for FAB)
  • XC-95 (rain research variant for FAB)
  • C/P-95 (updated variant with modern avionics system)

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