Pilatus Porter PC 6 performance and specifications

The Pilatus Porter PC 6 excellent short take-off and landing capabilities (STOL) allow it to operate in environments which are inaccessible to many other aircraft.

The PC-6 can be converted quickly and in line with customer needs for a wide variety of different tasks. With its large sliding doors on both sides, the Porter is perfect for para dropping, ambulance transport and cargo/passenger flights. An optional floor hatch enables the installation of cameras or other technical equipment for surveillance flights, photographic missions and laser imaging. Equipped with a tow hook, the PC-6 can also carry out towed flights. Skis enable landings on glaciers and snowfields. Fitted with floats, the PC-6 is equally at home on water. If a sand filter system is installed, the PC-6 can even be operated in the desert or in especially dusty environments. A special tank with a capacity of 1300 litres can be accommodated in the cabin to enable deployment on fire fighting missions. Spraying assignments can also be carried out with the addition of certain items of other equipment.

Technical Data
Performance Clean Wing
Max. Level Speed 125 KTAS sea level  
Best Rate of Climb 935 ft / min at 5000 ft  
Range 10'000 ft, ISA, no reserve




Internal fuel only 116 KTAS 500 nm 4.33 hr
With under wing tanks (2 x 243 l = 2 x 64 US gal) 112 KTAS 870 nm 7.58 hr

Take-off and Landing Performance

       Operational   Tested
Speeds VMO 151 KEAS VD 167 KEAS
Environmental Temperature +50C / -55C tested
Max. operating Altitude 25000 ft FAR 23 limit
Service ceiling @ max Weight 20500 ft
G limits clean wing +3.58/-1.43 g  
  flaps down +2.0
Weights Summary lb kg  
Max. Take-off 6,173 2,800  
Max. Landing 5.864 2,660