EV-55 Outback

A new generation twin turboprop aircraft, the EV-55 Outback is finally arriving soon, offering a reliable and high-performance alternative for single-engine turboprop aircraft and obsolete twin-engine piston aircraft. High productivity, operational reliability, easy and inexpensive maintenance – all this is offered by the EV-55 Outback to the operators worldwide.

Versatile Aircraft

The spacious cabin of the airplane offers its passengers a comfortable flight. Alternatively, the aircraft can be loaded with cargo. Convenient loading is ensured by the wide door in the rear part of the fuselage.

Reliability and Safety

Two turboprop engines PT6A-21 together with the robust airframe from Al-alloys ensure an unprecedented level of reliability and safety.

High Productivity

High speed along with the spacious cabin ensures significantly higher productivity than in piston engine airplanes.

All-weather Operation

The EV-55 Outback is not limited by high or low air temperatures or by airport altitude. The robust landing gears of the airplane enable take-off from unpaved or even sodden runways. The reliable de-icing system ensures flight safety even in icing conditions.

Inexpensive Maintenance

Airframe repairs are quick and simple thanks to the metal structure. All key components of the airplane are easily accessible due to large assembly holes. All is located together and in a well arranged manner either in the fuselage nose or in the landing gear nacelles.

Integrated Avionics

An integrated avionics system provides simple navigation, situational awareness and at the same time it provides the crew information on the other aircraft systems – all this is displayed on an LCD display with high resolution.

Aircraft Versions

High level of comfort

The interior of passenger version of the airplane provides high level of comfort for 9 passengers – thanks to a long spacing between seats (32.7 in / 84 cm) there is sufficient room for legs.

The fully occupied airplane with 9 passengers and baggage has a flight range of 800 nm / 1 480 km.

There is a version for 14 passengers – it is available only in the countries where the local regulations for air transport allow it.

Productivity is Priority

Max. payload
3 915 lbs / 1 776 kg 

Max. floor loading
102 lb/sq.ft / 500 kg/m²

Available cargo space
Main cabin: 334 cu.ft / 9.47 m³
Rear baggage compt.: 95 cu.ft / 2.7 m³  
Front baggage compt.: 18 cu.ft / 0.5 m³

Cargo door dimension
Width: 49.2 in / 1,250 mm  
Height: 54 in / 1,370 mm    

Tie down system
Dividing nets
Tie down straps
Tie down nets
4 floor nets (optional 5th)
Roller system (optional)

EV-55 Outback - cargo version

Versatile business

The EV-55 Outback is a multipurpose airplane, that's why we offer a version for combined transportation of passengers as well as cargo – and all this at the same time. 

Number of passengers: 3 - 5

Max. cargo weight
1 553 lbs / 700 kg (5 pax)
2 202 lbs / 1,000 kg (3 pax)

Available cargo space
Main cabin:
106 cu.ft / 3.0 m³ (5 pax)
170 cu.ft / 4.8 m³ (3 pax)
Rear baggage comp.: 95 cu.ft / 2.7 m³
Front baggage comp.: 18 cu.ft / 0.5 m³  

Amphibious

Operation versatility is a key feature and the EV-55 with installed amphibious floats goes even further. The aircraft can be operated from the river or sea and still it can land on conventional airstrips. The EV-55 can fly with 2 000 lb (907 kg) of cargo for 400 nm (740 km) at speed of more than 170 knots.

Parachute Operation

The EV-55 design makes it ideal for parachute operations. It can climb easily to an altitude of 10 000 ft in just 6 minutes. The standard entry doors can be replaced with a roll-up door and the high wing design together with the T-type tail unit make jumping from the aircraft safe and comfortable.

Special Missions

From the outset the EV-55 is designed to be sturdy and reliable, capable of operating from short strips whether it is desert, tundra or mountain regions. Aircraft can be instrumented with necessary equipment thanks to high payload and two optional 300 A generators.

EV-55 Outback - amphibious

Avionics

Primary flight display (PFD) 2 pcs   Mode S Transponder   
Multi-functional display (MFD)     Automatic direction finder optional
Central console unit     Distance measuring unit optional
Flight display controller 2 pcs   TAWS system optional
Integrated digital autopilot     TAS system optional
VOR/ILS/COM receivers 2 pcs   Stormscope optional
GPS receivers 2 pcs   Satellite weather receiver optional
Sensor reference system 2 pcs   Synthetic vision system optional
Magnetometer 2 pcs   Radar altimeter optional
Data concentrator unit 2 pcs   Weather radar optional
Audio panel     HF transceiver optional
MKR receiver        
Airspeed     Vertical deviation - glideslope with glidepath  
Altitude     Magnetic compass  
Vertical speed     Radar altimeter data optional
Attitude with slip/skid indication     Synthetic vision feature optional
Horizontal situation indication     Obstacle display optional
Moving map     Fuel indication - volume, flow, reserve  
Map north indicator     Engine parameters indication  
Wind indicator     Electronic charts (subscription fro Jeppesen required) 
Range ring and compass     TAS data optional
Ground track pointer     TAWS data optional
Waypoint     Satellite weather datalink data optional
Waypoint identifier     Wheater radar data optional
Current leg in flight plan     Lightning data optional
Airport and airport information     DME hold mode indicator optional
VOR/LOC radio active and standby frequency       
         
         

Technical Specification

EV-55 Outback

External dimesions    
Wing span 52.82 ft 16.10 m
Length 47.47 ft 14.35 m
Height 15.28 ft 4.66 m
HTU span 15.75 ft 4.80 m
Wheel track 9.58 ft 2.92 m
Wheel base 13.68 ft 4.17 m
Operating weights    
Max. take-off weight 10 140 lb 4 600 kg
Basic empty weight (cargo version) 5 725 lb 2 597 kg
Basic empty weight (pax version) 5 860 lb 2 658 kg
Max. fuel 3 651 lb 1 656 kg
Max. payload 3 915 lb 1 776 kg
Max. weight in the rear baggage comp. 551 lb 250 kg
Max. weight in the front baggage comp. 221 lb 100 kg
Cabin specification    
Number of passengers   9 (14)
Seating arrangement   1+1 (1+2)
Seat pitch 32.7 in 83 cm
Passenger cabin (excl. cockpit)    
Length 197.6 in 5.02 m
Width 63.4 in 1.61 m
Height 54 in 1.37 m
Volume 334 cu.ft 9.47 m³
Baggage compartment volume    
Rear (aft of pax. cabin) 95 cu.ft 2.7 m³
Front 18 cu.ft 0.5 m³
Entry and cargo door    
Width – passenger part 28 in 0.71 m
Width – fully opened for cargo loading 49.2 in 1.25 m
Height 54 in 1.37 m

EV-55 Outback - 3-Ddrawing

Airspeeds  
Max. Speed of Horizontal Flight at 10 000 ft 220 KTAS
Stall speed, flaps 0° 77 KEAS
Stall speed, flaps 38° 64 KEAS
Take-off performance (MTOW)    
Take-off run ISA, H = 0 ft (SL) 1 122 ft 342 m
Total distance over 50 ft obstacle, ISA, H = 0 ft (SL) 1 378 ft 420 m
Total distance over 50 ft obstacle, ISA, H = 0 ft (SL), STOL 1 124 ft 373 m
Take-off run ISA+20°C, H = 6 562 ft 1 624 ft 495 m
Total distance over 50 ft obstacle, ISA+20°C, H = 6 562 ft 2 000 ft 610 m
Climb performance    
Both engines operating 1673 fpm 8.5 m/s
One engine non-operating 453 fpm 2.3 m/s
     
Landing performance (MLW)    
Landing run ISA, H = 0 ft (SL) 1 014 ft 309 m
Total distance over 50 ft obstacle, ISA, H = 0 ft (SL) 1 673 ft 510 m
Total distance over 50 ft obstacle, ISA, H = 0 ft (SL), STOL 1 391 ft 424 m
Landing run ISA+20°C, H = 6 562 ft 1 394 ft 425 m
Total distance over 50 ft obstacle, ISA+20°C, H = 6 562 ft 2 133 ft 650 m

Take-off and landing lengths - EV-55 Outback

Power Unit

EV-55 Outback

Engine
Manufacturer Pratt & Whitney
Model PT6A-21
Max. take-off power 2 x 535 hp
TBO 3,600 FH
Propeller
Manufacturer Avia Propellers
Model AVIA AV-844 
Type 4-blade, constant speed
Diameter 82 in 2.082 m

Payload - Range

* Map displays maximum range accoring to selected parameters.

Engines power rating:

Select payload:

Range:

EV-55 Outback - payload-range diagram

Frequently asked questions

What is the possible delivery date of the EV-55 aircraft?

We expect the EASA type certification process to be finalized at the beginning of 2017. The first deliveries of the EV-55 to operators will be carried out in year 2018. The production capacity for 2017 is reserved for launch customers.

How long does delivery take after I place an order?

Delivery dates depend on production capacity and backlog. The final delivery date also depends on the sequence of production reservations in the book of orders and shall be determined upon order.

Can I operate the aircraft in my country? Will you help me to obtain the national certificate?

Our primary objective is to obtain EASA and FAA type certificates. Evektor shall provide the necessary support documentation for authorities in other countries if required.

What is the operating cost of the aircraft?

Based on our actual calculations, the operating costs of the EV-55 are lower than its two engine competitors and are very close to its single engine competitors. Operating costs in different countries depend on local operating conditions. In terms of transported weight in pounds per nautical mile, the cost of the EV-55 is even lower than those of its single engine competitors.

Which type of avionics package will be installed?

The first airplanes delivered will have classic avionics equipment. A fully integrated glass cockpit will be available as an option in the following series.

Will you provide pilot and maintenance training?

We shall provide both pilot and ground staff training for EV-55 customers either at our company headquarters in Kunovice or at the customer´s location.

Do you have dealers/service in my country?

We have been building a dealer, service and customer support network to cover the United States, Canada, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Europe.

What financing options do you provide?

We help our customers with the evaluation of financing options and also assist in communication with financing institutions. All financing options will be made known before the introduction of the aircraft to the market.

Can I operate the 14 passenger version of the EV-55?

The operation of the 14 passenger version of the EV-55 that Evektor has also designed is possible only in countries that allow it by their own rules.  

What is the aircraft price?

The preliminary price of the EV-55 aircraft is 3 million USD (price of 2015), representing the best aircraft utility value / price ratio in its category. The final price shall be set during the final stage of the airplane’s certification program. 

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