Comp Air 8 Turbine

The Comp Air 8 Turbine (above) offers high cruise speed, large useful load, quiet roomy interior, and comfortable bucket seats (with seating for up to 8 people). Cruising comfortably at about 225mph (TAS@21,000ft), with a useful load of up to 2500 lbs, a turbine-powered Comp Air 8 will carry up to 6 adults (plus 2 children or lots of baggage) in comfort and style. Individual bucket seats are provided for six adults, with ample leg and head room. If desired, a bench seat can also be installed to provide seating for 2 children. The 31-1/2 ft. long Comp Air 8 is 2 feet longer than the popular Comp Air 7, and is designed to take full advantage of the Walter 601 turboprop engine’s outstanding load-carrying capability. With 237 sq. feet of wing area, the Comp Air 8 can easily accommodate a 4800 lb. gross weight (approximately 2000 to 2500 lbs. useful, depending on powerplant, options, and interior detailing).

For real heavy haulers, optional 5200 lb. or 5600 lb. gross weight reinforcements are available. Tapered wings for faster cruise are included as a standard feature on the Comp Air 8. Because the CA8 is intended as a high performance, fast-flying load-carrying utility airplane, specially reinforced (carbon fiber) fuselage and tail group members are also included as standard features. Like all of Aerocomp’s unique airplanes, optional floats are available for the Comp Air 8 Turbine. The Comp Air 8 boasts a 46" wide cabin (47-1/2" optional), sports 100% mass-balanced controls for high cruise speeds, has specially reinforced (carbon fibre) over-size tail surfaces for stability and control, includes an aerodynamically efficient and optically corrected windshield, and includes flush-mounted landing gear and flush-fit thermopane doors. Total fuel capacity is determined by the builder, who has the option of installing fuel tanks capable of carrying up to 180 gallons.

Owners of this impressive performance/utility airplane enjoy a useable range of 500 to 700 miles (with reserves), while carrying up to 6 adults at speeds well over 200 mph.

wing span
wing area
empty weight
useful load
gross weight
fuel capacity
Walter M 601D Turboprop 657 eshp
AVIA 3-blade, constant speed, feathering, with reverse
31˝ ft
9 ft
33 ft
237 sq. ft.
6 to 8
2800 to 3100 lbs.
2000 to 2500 pounds
4800 to 5600 lbs.
150 gallons
500 to 700 miles  (with reserves)


takeoff distance, ground roll
rate of climb
max speed
cruise speed
landing distance, ground roll
service ceiling
400 to 600 feet
1500 to 3000 fpm
225 to 250 mph TAS (17,000 to 21,000 ft)

limiting and recommended speeds

design manoeuvring speed (Va)
never exceed speed (Vne)
stall, power off (Vsl)
landing approach speed
229 mph IAS
45 to 55 mph IAS

All specifications are based on manufacturer's calculations