THE AIRCRAFT

The FANJET 600 is the ultimate training system for the jet pilot.

The FanJet 600 is an innovative, basic and advanced trainer with realistic jet like handling characteristics and has been fully certified. With its bypass fan engine positioned behind the rear cockpit the FanJet 600 will simulate the flight behavior of a basic jet aircraft and will make a significant handling difference to any turbo prop trainer in its class.

Compared to other jet trainers with turbo jet enginges , the FanJet 600 has much lower oporation costs (fuel consumption) of only to 20% -25% of turbo jet trainers. It can carry out all relevant maneuvers and provides a jet like environment.

THE AIRFRAME

 

Fanjet 600 was originally conceived, designed and developed to meet the demands of military pilot training. The primary requirements were to create an entry level aircraft with low fuel consumption, low noise and low fuel emission with the handling qualities of a jet. Fanjet brings these requirements to reality by the use of its fuselage embedded high bypass fan propulsion system powered by a turbo shaft power plant.

DESIGN RESULT

 
  • Eliminating the propeller from the front of the fuselage makes the air flow over and around it, comparable to that of a jet aircraft
  • There is no propeller torque effect or P forces
  • The single thrust lever is similar to that of a jet aircraft
  • No expensive flight computers are required to simulate jet handling qualities
  • Whilst other trainers simulate these effects, in Fanjet these are built in.

These features facilitate the Fanjet pilot experience in jet flight and handling in a low cost aircraft.

Jet characteristics – other simulate, we have it!

THE ROLLS ROYCE M250

 

The M250 turboprop has found popularity due to its small size and high power-to-weight ratio, which make it ideal for Original Equipment Manufacture Type Certified designs and for Supplemental Type Certificate conversions of existing piston-engined designs. These lightweight, high power engines operate on all certified aircraft fuels, a feature favoured by operators who take them into remote regions of the world. Their legendary reliability, combined with vibration free turbine smoothness, gives an easy ride to both the pilots and the airframe components. 

Rolls Royce delivered more than 31.000 M250 engines for many of the world’s leading defence airplanes & helicopters, with an estimated 16,000 engines currently in service, clocking up astounding 250 million flight hours.

NEW GENERATION OF JET TRAINER

 
CONVENTIONAL JET TRAINING PROGRAMS
 

At least three aircraft types (typically piston engine props, jet trainer aircraft, advanced jet aircraft) are required to complete the training.

COST EFFICIENT
 

A large part of the time in training (approx. 250 hours) is on jet trainer aircraft which have high acquisition as well as operating costs.
Transition from propeller aircraft to jet requires the student to unlearn the propeller aircraft habits acquired.

A large percentage of students are eliminated during the high cost jet training phase.

THE FANJET TRAINING CONCEPT
 

Requires only two aircraft types (Fanjet and an advanced jet).

A significant part of the training time can be on the Fanjet 600, which has lower acquisition and operating costs compared to a trainer jet.

Student experiences the handing qualities of jet aircraft throughout the training programme.

As the student is familiar with jet aircraft and engine characteristics right from the start, there is a cost advantage in training on Fanjet.

This allows pilots to train more under real conditions.

OPERATING COST
 
  • Owning and operating a Fanjet is comparable to that of owning a large single or a twin piston engine aircraft.
  • Its turbines have a typical Time Between Overhauls (TBO) of 3500hrs.
  • However, repair costs of turbine engines are much higher than piston engines implying that it is more efficient to operate the turbine within limits.
FANJET JET TRAINING
 
  • Flies like a jet at turbo-prop operating costs
  • Replicates the „jet-experience“ and makes the transition to advanced equipment easier
  • Low cost and environment friendly way of training
  • Usage of low cost airborne simulator
  • Eliminates the entry level turbo-props in military aircraft training, making transition to jet smoother

THE COCKPIT

 

The cockpit instruments and controls arrangement are similar to that of modern fighter aircraft and may be easily customised due to the „flexible cockpit concept“.

The cockpit ergonomics is excellent and the field of vision is as good as that in a jet. The pilot and co-pilot are seated in tandem. They have identical cockpits that can operate independently to simulate non flight safety critical system failures.

SIMULATION CAPABILITIES

 

The following scenarios can be simulated in Fanjet 600:

  • Synthetic target generation
  • Warfare simulation
  • Flying with stores and stores management
  • Weapons simulation
  • Tactical situation

FANJET MAINTAINABILITY

 

The simple, modular design of the Fanjet results in low maintenance and repair costs for the operator.

The main modules of the aircraft are the central fuselage frame, the centre and forward fuselage monocoque shell (non structural), port and starboard wings, the rear end, the power plant, the integrated fan-shaft, and the hydraulic, electrical and fuel system modules.

The extensive use of composite materials and the anti corrosive treatment of other materials minimise corrosion on wings and fuselage irrespective of climatic conditions.

FUEL SYTEM

 

Throughout the aircraft, flexible couplings connect the fuel tanks built into the left and right wings and main fuselage. These provide an easy way to connect the fuel tanks, all of which have fuel flow regulators to maintain the center of gravity alongside pressure relief valves to maintain air and fuel pressure. The intelligent fuel system of the Fanjet 600 with a total of 115.2 US gallons ensures long range, up to 6 hours of flight time flexibility and safety.

EJECTION SYSTEM

 

Rocket and Launcher Assembly

The Launcher consits oft two trombone type tubes fed by gas from a cartridge. The inner tubes push the rocket by it´s upper end, projecting it free at the aircraft and safety away from the crewmember. Upon full line strech at the twelve-foot nylon pendant line, twin redundant igniters fire the tractor rocket. Deflection and  of he dual nozzels impart a rotation tot he rocket to keep rocket heat and excessive noise away from the crewmember.

Pendant Disconnect

The Rocket is connected to he crewmember by a nylon pendant line. After about 95% oft the Rocket´s energy has been expended, the Pendant Disconnect automatically releases the crewmember and the Rocket departs, trailing the pendant.

Lap Beld Assembly

The crewmember is restrained during flight by the  Lap Belt. Launcher actuation automatically operates the single five-point release , freeing the crewmember for escape

Parachute and Harness
The Parachute and Harness is a conventional back-pack with an interface for Rocket extraction and an automatic opener.

Ignition System

The Ignition System consits of Firing Control Handle, TLX Initiators, and TLX  Lines. It can also be interfaced with the canopy removal system as required.

 

PERFORMANCE – CHARTS

 
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