|A Kenn Borek Air Basler BT-67 at Williams Field, Antarctica.|
|Manufacturer||Basler Turbo Conversions|
|Developed from||Douglas DC-3|
The Basler BT-67 is a fixed-wing aircraft produced by Basler Turbo Conversions of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is built on a retrofitted Douglas DC-3 airframe, with modifications designed to improve the DC-3's serviceable lifetime. The conversion includes fitting the airframe with Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R turboprop engines, lengthening the fuselage, strengthening the airframe, upgrading the avionics, and making modifications to the wings' leading edge and wing tip.
Operators[edit | edit source]
Civilian operators[edit | edit source]
- Aerocontractors, United States
- Antarctic Logistics Centre International (ALCI), South Africa
- Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
- Bell Geospace Aviation, Inc, United States
- Kenn Borek Air, Canada
- Polar Research Institute of China, China
- Spectrem Air Surveys, South Africa
- United States Forest Service, United States
- World Air Logistics, Thailand
Military operators[edit | edit source]
Accidents and incidents[edit | edit source]
Specifications (BT-67)[edit | edit source]
- Crew: Two (pilot & co-pilot)
- Capacity: 38 Passengers
- Length: 67 ft 9 in (20.65 m)
- Wingspan: 95 ft 0 in (28.95 m)
- Height: 16 ft 11 in (5.15 m)
- Empty weight: 15,700 lb (7,121 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 28,750 lb (13,041 kg)
- Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R turboprop engines, 1,281 shp (955 kW) each
- Propellers: 5-bladed Hartzell constant speed propellers, 9 ft 7 in (2.92 m) diameter
- Cruise speed: 210 kn (242 mph; 389 km/h)
- Range: 1,000 nmi (1,151 mi; 1,852 km)
- Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "FAA Registry Name Inquiry Results". FAA. 2012-03-12. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Name_Results.aspx?Nametxt=BASLER+TURBO&sort_option=1&PageNo=1. Retrieved March 12, 2012. "Name inquiry with FAA for "Basler Turbo" returns 26 Douglas DC-3/C-47 conversions."
- "Eight FAQs". web site. Basler Turbo Conversions, LLC. http://www.baslerturbo.com/faq.aspx. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
- "China to facilitate aviation support in Antarctic research expeditions". http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-09/26/c_131160781.htm. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
- Flight International 24–30 April 1991, p. 42.
- Michell 1994, pp. 245–246.
- "Born Again Basler". 24–30 April 1991. pp. pp. 40–43. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1991/1991%20-%201066.html.
- Michell, Simon (1994). Jane's Civil and Military Upgrades 1994–95. Coulsdon, Surrey, UK: Jane's Information Group. ISBN 0-7106-1208-7.
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