Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante


The prototype of the most successful of Embraer's commercial aircraft flew on October 26, 1968, and the first production aircraft flew in August 1972. The first aircraft entered airline service in April the following year. The Bandeirante ('Bandit') includes variants for 7, 12, 15 and 18 seat passenger versions, aerial photography, maritime patrol, convertible passenger-freight, and a 21-seat commuter. The last Bandeirante was delivered in 1990 to the Brazilian air force, but the type has remained popular due to its reliability and economy.

A cantilever low-wing monoplane, primarily of metal construction, the Bandeirante has a conventional fuselage and tail unit, retractable tricycle landing gear and power provided by two Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada PT6A turboprops in wing-mounted nacelles.

When production ceased in 1990, 500 Bandeirantes’ had been ordered and built

Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante

TYPE: 15-18 seat turboprop regional airliner

PERIOD BUILT: 1972-1990


2x 750 shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 turboprops driving 3-blade constant speed Hartzell propellors.

Wing span: 50 ft 3 in / 15.33 m.
Length: 50 ft 4 in / 15.1 m
Height: 16 ft 2in / 4.92 m.

Empty equipped: 7,751 lb / 3,515 kg
Max. takeoff: 12,566 lb / 5,700 kg

Max. speed: 248 kt / 460 kph
Max. cruise: 225 kt / 417 kph
Economical cruise: 176 kt / 326 kph
Service ceiling: 22,500 ft
Max. range: 1,060 nm / 1,964 km with max. fuel

CAPACITY: Flight crew of 2, typical passenger seating for 18 at 3 abreast, max. seating 21 at 74 cm / 29 inch pitch


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