Italy’s Vulcanair expects to begin flying its single-turboprop VF600W by the end of this month, according to Remo De Feo, president of the company’s Manassas, Va.-based distributor. The fuselage of the nine-seat, 8,600-lb-mtow airplane was derived from the Vulcanair SF600A Canguro and its high wing from the Vulcanair 600 Viator. The airplane is powered by a Walter M601F-11 turboprop engine.
Italy’s Vulcanair expects to begin flying its single-turboprop VF600W by the end of next month. The fuselage of the nine-seat airplane was derived from the Vulcanair SF600A Canguro and its high wing from the Vulcanair 600 Viator. The company plans to build four or five pre-production aircraft to join the first prototype in the flight-test program.
Naples, Italy-based Vulcanair recently started certification flight testing of its 10- to 16-passenger VF600W Mission turboprop single. The airplane, an 8,650-pound would-be competitor to the Cessna Caravan, is powered by a 775-shp Walter turbine turning a five-blade Avia propeller. Vulcanair said the Mission, with a maximum range of 1,100 nm, will be able to carry 3,000 pounds 400 nm. The company hopes to keep the IFR price below $1 million.
Accommodating the requests of potential customers, Vulcanair of Italy decided in January to make a number of design changes to the fuselage of its 11-passenger VF600W Mission turboprop single.