The AC312A (variant of the AC312) is a 4 ton twin-turbine civil helicopter with a single main rotor and a fenestron; the main rotor 70 mm longer than the AC312.  This version can carry a 1740 kg payload versus 1590 kg and has a Maximum Cruise Speed 7 km/h faster.  With side by side seating arrangement, the cabin layout is [2 pilot + 12 pax].  In air medical service, the cabin layout may be [1-2 pilot + 4 stretchers + 1 med] or [1-2 pilot + 2 stretchers + 4 meds].

The AC312A is operated with either AVIC ENGINE WZ-8, or TURBOMECA Arriel 2C powerplants.

Avicopter's AC312A obtained CAAC Type Certificate and Production Certificate, and passed the evaluation conducted by Aircraft Evaluation Group (AEG).

Overview

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Design authority: AVICOPTER PLC

Primary manufacturer: AVICOPTER PLC

Parent type: Avicopter Z-9

Aircraft status: Status unknown

Configuration

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VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: 1 Fenestron/Shrouded tail rotor

Crew required: 1-2 in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

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