The AT-502B is the most popular size Air Tractor, with well over 1000 of our 502 series aircraft manufactured since 1987. Business-savvy operators fly the AT-502B to make their operations more productive and profitable. It’s big 500-gallon (1.893 L) payload means you’ll make fewer trips out and back; fewer landing and takeoffs. More acres sprayed in less time. Better profitability.
The Air Tractor AT-500 is a family of agricultural aircraft that first flew in the United States on 25 April 1986, manufactured by Air Tractor Inc. Of monoplane low-wing, taildragger configuration, they carry a chemical hopper between the engine firewall and the cockpit. Compared with their predecessor, the AT-500 family mostly feature a wingspan increased to 50 ft (15.2 m), and an additional fuselage stretch of 22 in (56 cm), allowing for a larger chemical hopper. Almost all variants offer a widened “buddy” seat or a tandem seat for a passenger, observer, or loader; trainer aircraft with full dual controls have also been offered.
From 2011 through 2018, the AT-502B was the world’s top-selling agricultural aircraft with 388 deliveries, while the combined AT-500 line (AT-502A, -502B, and -504) was among the world’s most popular fixed wing general aviation single-turboprop aircraft families, with 470 delivered—a total exceeded only by the Pilatus PC-12 and the Cessna 208 Caravan family during that time.
|Engine Type:||P&W PT6A-34AG|
|Engine SHP:||750 @ 2200 RPM|
|Take-off Weight:||9,400 lbs (4.263 kg)|
|Landing Weight:||8,000 lbs (3.628 kg)|
|Empty Weight with Spray Equipment:||4,546 lbs (2.062 kg)|
|Useful Load:||5,403 lbs (2.450 kg)|
|Hopper Capacity:||500 US gal (1.893 L)|
|Fuel Capacity:||170 US gal (644 L)|
|Wing Span:||52 ft (15,84 m)|
|Wing Area:||312 sq ft (29,01 m²)|
|Main Wheel Size:||29.00 x 11-10|
|Tail Wheel Size:||5.00 x 5|
|Cruise Speed at 8,000 ft (2.438 m):||154 mph (134 kts)|
|Working Speed (Typical):||120-145 mph (104-126 kts)|
|Range – Economy Cruise at 8,000 ft (2.438 m):||620 mi (998 km)|
|Stall Speed – Flaps Up:||82 mph (71 kts) at 8,000 lbs (3.629 kg)|
|Stall Speed – Flaps Down:||68 mph (59 kts) at 8,000 lbs (3.629 kg)|
|Stall Speed as Usually Landed:||53 mph (46 kts)|
|Rate of Climb:||870 fpm at 9,400 lbs (4.264 kg)|
|Take-off Distance:||1,140 ft at 9,400 lbs (4.264 kg)|
AT-502B Dimensional Drawings
Info from AirTractor.