PAC Airtrainer CT/4
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New Zealand redesign of Australian Victa Aircruiser; first flight 23 February 1972; deliveries began October 1973; 94 (plus two prototypes) built before production ended 1977 (75 CT/4A and 19 special military variants); production line reopened 1991 to build 12 civil CT/4Bs for Ansett Flying College and six for Thailand; last completed August 1992. First flight of CT/4C turboprop prototype (converted RAAF CT/4B) 21 January 1991.
T350: Turboprop version (previously known as C174C) with 313kW Rolls-Royce 250-B17D (throttle limited to 261kW) in lengthened nose. Certification was expected 1998 in anticipation of Southeast Asian order for 30, but this failed to materialise. Some interest still being shown in this version.
CT/4E: Developed version of CT/4B with more powerful engine; wing mounted slightly farther forward than on CT/4B; first flight (converted from RAAF CT/4A) 14 December 1991; NZ certification (FAR Pi 23 Amendment 36) 8 May 1992.
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