This aircraft was designed to fulfil a number of roles, including commuter and executive transport (6-14 passengers), air taxi, ambulance, freighter and training. It can be equipped for radio aids calibration or aerial photography. The prototype (designated SN 600) flew for the first time on 16 July 1970 and completed more than 270 flying hours before being lost in a crash in 1971. It was powered by two Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada JT15D-1 turbofan engines, each rated at 9.81kN. The first SN 601 production type aircraft was completed in 1972 and deliveries began in September 1974. By mid-1978 a total of 36 Corvettes had been sold or leased. Production was terminated after the fortieth aircraft.
| ENGINE||2 x SNEC./Turb. M49 "Larzac", 13.2kN|
| Take-off weight||6100 kg||13448 lb|
| Empty weight||3492 kg||7699 lb|
| Wingspan||12.8 m||42 ft 0 in|
| Length||13.8 m||45 ft 3 in|
| Height||4.2 m||14 ft 9 in|
| Wing area||22.0 m2||236.81 sq ft|
| Max. speed||870 km/h||541 mph|
| Cruise speed||630 km/h||391 mph|
| Ceiling||12200 m||40050 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||2350 km||1460 miles|
| Range w/max.payload||1600 km||994 miles|
Was a fun airplane to fly. Loved the ground but once in the air flew just fine. Anyone know how many still flying.
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