KAI KC-100 Naraon
|National origin||South Korea|
|Manufacturer||Korea Aerospace Industries|
|First flight||20 July 2011|
US$575,000 (forecast price as of 2015)
The name Naraon was chosen based on public input.
A military trainer variant the KT-100 first flew in 2015.
Design and developmentEdit
The design goal of the Naraon is to produce an aircraft that is 10% more fuel efficient than other aircraft in its class, with a cabin that is 1 to 2 in (3 to 5 cm) wider that the Cirrus SR-22 or Cessna 400. Development began in June 2008 with a five-year development timeframe.
The KC-100 is built from carbon fibre and features gull-wing doors. The wing employs a laminar flow airfoil and winglets. The engine is a Continental TSIOF-550-K turbocharged 315 hp (235 kW) powerplant controlled by FADEC. The avionics will be an Avidyne Entegra II glass cockpit. The aircraft will have a TKS anti-icing system, air conditioning and oxygen as standard equipment. A full-plane parachute system will be optional.
In May 2014, the South Korean Air Force academy entered a memorandum of understanding to obtain a military trainer variant designated the KT-100, the first mass production contract for the aircraft. The KT-100 will replace the 20 Ilyushin Il-103 aircraft at the academy to familiarize students with flying. The KT-100 first flew on 5 October 2015 and all expected to be delivered by the end of 2016.
- Four-seat light aircraft
- Military trainer variant
Specifications (KC-100 Naraon)Edit
- Crew: one
- Capacity: three passengers
- Length: 27 ft 11 in (8.50 m)
- Wingspan: 37 ft 4 in (11.37 m)
- Height: 9 ft 5 in (2.87 m)
- Airfoil: laminar flow
- Empty weight: 2,400 lb (1,089 kg)
- Gross weight: 3,600 lb (1,633 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental TSIOF-550-K , 315 hp (235 kW)
- Maximum speed: 210 kn (242 mph; 389 km/h)
- Range: 1,200 nmi (1,381 mi; 2,222 km)
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