The AC311, also known as the Z11M-100 as a variant of the Chinese military Z-11, is a 2-ton light civil helicopter developed by AVICOPTER; certificated by CAAC in June 2012 and passed AEG evaluation; its maiden flight was in November 2010 and initial deliveries were in June 2013.

 

The AC311 is a single rotor general layout light helicopter consisting of a 2 pilot+4 pax / 1 pilot+5 pax cabin and twin-skid landing gear.  Either HONEYWELL LTS101-700D-2 or TURBOMECA Arriel 2B1A  (with the locally produced designation of WZ8D) powerplants are used.

 

Maximum internal and external payloads are 900 kg and 960 kg, respectively.  The maximum fuel weight is 423 kg.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd.

Primary manufacturer: Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd.

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1-2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 3.42 m (11.2 ft)

Overall Length: 13.08 m (42.9 ft)

Overall Width: 10.69 m (35.1 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Liming WZ8D turbine

Engine manufacturer: Liming Aircraft Engine Company

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 2200 kg (4850 lb)

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