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.
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)