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  • Kiwi XSTOL Solution for USAF Light Mobility Aircraft?
    Posted by Guy Norris 7:46 PM on Mar 25, 2010

    L-3 Platform Integration and New Zealand utility aircraft maker Pacific Aerospace Ltd (PAL), have teamed to offer a militarized variant of the P-750 Extremely Short Take-Off and Landing (XSTOL) for the USAF Light Mobility Aircraft (LiMA) competition. Although no formal RFP is thought to have yet been issued, the LiMA request for information unveiled in mid-2009 called for the capability to operate with up to 1,800 lb of passengers and cargo from unimproved, austere landing surfaces. The single-engined P-750 is expected to face stiff competition from the high-wing Cessna 208 Grand Caravan, of which several are now operating in Afghanistan and Iraq. Other potential challengers include the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350 and EADS CASA C-212. Judging by the PAL video, the P-750 certainly appears to be qualified for this kind of work. See for yourself….
    (Video - PAL/YouTube)

    Tags: ar99, P-750, LIMA, L-3, PAL

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