Evektor EV-55 Outback

EV-55 Outback
EV-55 prototype (2011)
Role Twin-engined utility aircraft
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer Evektor-Aerotechnik
First flight 24 June 2011
Status under development
Number built 2 + 1 for static testing[1]
Unit cost
$2.1 to $2.2 million[2]

Evektor EV-55 Outback is a twin-engine turboprop aircraft that was designed and is built in the Czech Republic by Evektor-Aerotechnik. The prototype first flew on 24 June 2011.[3][4]

Design and development

In 2004 the company announced its plan to design and construct a two-engined utility aircraft that would carry up to 14 passengers or 4000 lb (1800 kg) of cargo, and operate from unimproved fields and at high-altitude airports. The aircraft will have three configurations: passenger transport, cargo transport and combined operations with space in front for cargo and passenger accommodation aft.

The EV-55 is of conventional high-wing utility design with a T-tail. The prototype aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney PT6A-21 turboprop engines (535 shaft horsepower), driving four-blade propellers. The wing is mounted atop a nearly-square fuselage, which has five windows per side. The trailing-link tricycle landing gear retracts into the nose section or pods on the lower fuselage. Expected maximum cruise speed is 220 knots (407 kph).[5]

The first prototype, an EV-55M (military version), flew from Kunovice Airport in June 2011, with company pilot Josef Charvat and military pilot Maj. Jiri Hana at the controls.[4] The first production-conforming aircraft flew from Kunovice in April 2016.[5]

Specifications (EV-55)

Data from Company website[6]

General characteristics


See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


  1. [www.schneedorfer.cz], SCHNEEDORFER. "Aktuality: Druhý prototyp EV-55 Outback ve vzduchu - MAGAZÍN LETIŠTĚ ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY". letistecr.cz. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  2. "SmartDeck panel added to Evektor's new turboprop twin". AOPA. 5 March 2012.
  3. Stephen Pope (29 June 2011). "Evektor EV-55 Makes First Flight". Flying. p. 20.
  4. 1 2 Evektor-Aerotechnik (June 2011). "Project information". Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  5. 1 2 Evektor flies first production-conforming EV-55, Flying, 14 April 2016
  6. Evektor-Aerotechnik. "Technical data". Retrieved 22 August 2011.
  7. 1 2 3 4 Sedlák, Lubomir (February 2012). "Czech Outback". Air International. pp. 80–83. ISSN 0306-5634.

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