Thursday, May 22, 2014

Basler BT-67 Multi-Mission Patrol Aircraft (MMPA) For the Philippines

    The Basler Turbo Conversions BT-67 is an excelent proven transport aircraft with an impressive resume of performance.  It's robust airframe and state-of-the-art components stand ready to deliver a range of special mission capabilities that will provide unlimited opportunities. It is an affordable aircraft with:
  • Low acquisition costs
  • Low operation costs
  • Heavy payload capability
  • Excellent short field capability
  • Stage III quiet
  • Advanced avionics package
  • Proven in-service modifications for different configurations

Basler BT-67 with PT-6 engines and Hartzell propellers

    The Basler BT-67 is a new-condition aircraft with the proven tough and very reliable Douglas C-47 design; strengthened, stretched and re-engineered to exceed original specifications.  It is rated as "zero accumulated fatigue damage" fuselage with new interior corrosion protection, stretched 40-inches (forward of wing); with the center and outer wings reinforced in 250 places to reduce loads on lower wing attach angles and to support the increased maximum gross weight. The wings have redesigned outer leading edges and wing tips for better aerodynamics. All workmanship and materials meet the highest standards of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Basler BT-67 modified nose for sensors
Basler BT-67 modified nose for sensors
    The Basler BT-67 is powered by the proven Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R engine series that is certified to FAR Part 33 amendment 10, with Hartzell 5-blade aluminum reversing propeller. This reliable and efficient combination is certified to FAR Part 36 stage III quiet standard.
Proven Reliable Economical Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R engine

    The Basler BT-67 is equipped with new systems including Avionics, Autopilot, Electrical, Hydraulics, Fuel, Air conditioning, Stall Warning, Oxygen, and Fire protection, among others. These has resulted in:

Specialized modifications

  • 35% more interior volume
  • 43% more useful load
  • 24% more speed
  • Up to 100% more fuel capacity
  • Lower stall speed
  • Lower approach speed
Latest Technology Panel and Avionics

    The Basler BT-67 can be specially configured to suit the different requirements of the government of the Philippines, including the Armed Forces, Defense and civilian departments. It can loiter over an area for ten hours utilizing its very low stall speed capability. Single-engine performance was improved by a new propeller to tackle single-engine emergencies, as required by the U.S. military.

The advantages of the Bassler BT-67, proven across many Air Forces, including the US
  • Cost - you can acquire more than twice the number of aircraft with the given budget
  • Customizable - based on myriad configurations of past modifications, for an exact needed configuration
  • Very rough field capability - based on a proven tough reliable platform, making more airfields accessible
  • Multi Misson - cargo, gunship, passenger; and civilian roles - Survey, Firefighting, Rainmaking, Search and Rescue
  • Low stall speed - for more effective Search and Rescue

Basler Turbo Conversions’ long experience on different role versions of the BT-67 can provide the following roles and capabilities:

  • Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    Science Modifications suited for MPA
    Military Options
  • Cargo Aircraft
    Room for 40 Paratroopers and Cargo
  • ASW Aircraft
    Tethered sensor
  • Gunship
    Gunship with FLIR ball
    Fuerza Aérea Colombiana gunship twin side firing guns
  • Survey Aircraft
    Spectrem Basler BT-67 for Aerial Survey
  • Firefighting Aircraft
    US Forest Service
  • Rainmaking Aircraft
    Thai Air Force cloud seeding
  • Executive Aircraft
    Comfortable seating

Worldwide Operators

Civilian operators
Basler added upper lip door to accomodate five LD3 containers
  •     Aerocontractors, United States
  •     Antarctic Logistics Centre International (ALCI), South Africa
  •     Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
  •     Basler Airlines
  •     Bell Geospace Aviation, Inc, United States
  •     Cargo North
    Cargo North
  •     Kenn Borek Air, Canada
  •     Polar Research Institute of China, China[3]
  •     Spectrem Air Surveys, South Africa
  •     United States Forest Service, United States
  •     World Air Logistics, Thailand

Military operators
  • Bolivian Air Force
  • Colombian Air Force
    Fuerza Aérea Colombiana gunship with FLIR ball
  • Colombian National Police
  • El Salvador Air Force
  • Guatemalan Air Force
  • Malawi Air Force
  • Mali Air Force
  • Mauritanian Air Force
  • Royal Thai Air Force
    Royal Thai Air Force
  • United States Air Force
    U.S. Special Operations in Afghanistan with FLIR ball

As of 2007, Basler Turbo Conversions has produced fifty BT-67's. Indicative pricing from open sources puts the basic BT-67 aircraft price at $6.5 million (2012), and an aircraft equipped with maximum capability would probably run at $15 plus million.

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