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    The AS/SA 202 Bravo is a two to three-seat civil light aircraft jointly designed and manufactured by the Swiss company Flug- und Fahrzeugwerke Altenrhein (FFA) and the Italian company Savoia-Marchetti.

    General Information

    The aircraft was designated the AS 202 in Switzerland, and the SA 202 in Italy.

     

    Savoia-Marchetti manufactured the wings, undercarriage and engine installation, while FFA manufactured the fuselage, tail and controls, while both companies had assembly plants manufacturing the complete aircraft.

     

    The first Swiss model flew on 9 March 1969, the first Italian aircraft following on 8 May.

     

    Bravo is a rugged all-metal low-wing monoplane with a full vision canopy. Its tricycle landing gear is fixed.

     

    34 15s and 180 18s were built, with most in service with military customers. The biggest civil operator was Patria Pilot Training at Helsinki-Malmi Airport, Finland during 2000–2011.

     

    Primary users: Indonesian Air Force, Ugandan Air Force. Number built 214.

     

    Variants

    AS/SA 202/10

    With 115 hp Lycoming O-235-C2A engine

    AS/SA 202/15

    With 150 hp Lycoming O-320-E2A engine, fixed pitch propeller, optional third aft seat

    AS/SA 202/18A

    With 180 hp Lycoming AEIO-360-B1F engine, constant speed propeller, third aft seat, fully aerobatic.

    AS/SA 202/26A

    With 195 kW (260hp) Lycoming AEIO-540 engine. Only one aircraft manufactured so far.

    AS 32T Turbo Trainer

    Two-seat tandem trainer aircraft, powered by a 268 kW (360-hp) Allison 250-B17C turboprop engine. Only one aircraft manufactured.

    FFA 2000 / FFT 2000 / Eurotrainer 2000

    Composite derivative

     

    Specifications below are for the 202/15 variant.

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    Specifications

    Seats:
    Two with optional third seat in rear.
    Length:
    7.5 m (24 ft 7 in)
    Wingspan:
    9.75 m (32 ft 0 in)
    Height:
    2.81 m (9 ft 3 in)
    Wing Area:
    13.86 sq m (149.2 sq ft)
    Wing Loading:
    72.2 kg/sq m (14.8 lb/sq ft)
    Empty Weight:
    630 kg (1,389 lb)
    MTOW:
    885 kg (1,951 lb) (and MLW) aerobatic 999 kg (2,202 lb) (and MLW) utility
    Fuel Capacity:
    140 l (37.0 US gal; 30.8 imp gal) in two wing leading-edge tanks
    Powerplant:
    1 × Lycoming O-320-E2A 4-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 112 kW (150 hp)
    Vne:
    322 km/h (200 mph, 174 kn) (utility at MTOW), Maximum speed: 211 km/h (131 mph, 114 kn) (utility at MTOW) at sea level
    Cruise Speed:
    211 km/h (131 mph, 114 kn) (utility at MTOW) maximum ; 75% power at 2,440 m (8,005 ft)
    Stall Speed:
    110 km/h (68 mph, 59 kn) flaps up 89 km/h (55 mph; 48 kn) flaps down
    Range:
    890 km (550 mi, 480 nmi) max fuel no reserve
    Rate of Climb:
    3.22 m/s (633 ft/min)
    Service Ceiling:
    4,265 m (13,993 ft)

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