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

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd.

Primary manufacturer: Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd.

Parent type: AVIC Z-9

Aircraft status: Status unknown

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Fenestron/Shrouded tail rotor

Crew required: 1-2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 3.98 m (13.0 ft)

Overall Width: 12.00 m (39.4 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Turbomeca Arriel 2C turbine

Engine manufacturer: Turbomeca

Max continuous power: 581 kW (779 hp)

Take-off / rated power: 626 kW (839 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 4250 kg (9370 lb)

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