Aerospatiale SN-601 Corvette
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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.