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Saras Light Transport Aircraft

Crew

Two

Passenger Capacity

14 (commuter transport); six to eight (executive transport)

Maiden Flight

2011

Entry into Service

2014

Numbers Built

Two

Manufacturers

National Aerospace Laboratories and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

Operators

Indian Air Force (IAF)

Length

15.02m

Wingspan

14.7m

Height

5.2m

Empty Weight

5,118kg

Maximum Take-off Weight

7,100kg

Maximum Fuel Weight

1,431kg

Useful Load

1,232kg

Type

Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67A turboprop engine

Number of Engines

Two

Power Capacity

1,200hp (895kW) each

Maximum Speed

520km/h

Cruise Speed

450km/h

Rate of Climb

635m/min (10.5m/s)

Range

920km (14 passengers onboard) and 1,800km (eight passengers onboard)

Ferry Range

1,935km

Service Ceiling

7,500m

Endurance

4 hours 45 minutes

Take-off Distance

780m

Landing Distance

880m
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