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P2-502 used by PNG Defence Force

The picture below is a CASA CN-235 aircraft used by the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) Air Wing (in use 2007). This aircraft was used to ferry fugitive Julian Moti from PNG to the Solomon Islands in the middle of the night in October 2006.

Air Niugini used this CASA CN-235 plane in 2007 to ferry a Fokker F100 engine to Hoskins, West New Britain


CASA CN-235 -- Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: two pilots
  • Capacity: up to 45 passengers
  • Length: 21.40 m
  • Wingspan: 25.81 m
  • Height: 8.18 m
  • Wing area: 59.1 m²
  • Empty: 9,800 kg
  • Loaded: 15,500 kg
  • Maximum takeoff: 15,100 kg
  • Powerplant: 2× General Electric CT79C turboprops, 1,395 kW each



  • Maximum speed: 509 km/h
  • Range: 796 km
  • Service ceiling: 9,145 m (30,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 542 m/min
  • Wing loading: kg/m²
  • Power/mass: kW/kg

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