The SIAI Marchetti S-211 was developed as a military jet pilot trainer operated with the air forces of Haiti, the Philippines ( still operational) and Singapore. S-211A, the latest high-performance version of the aircraft, has full acrobatic capability and can be armed with a range of weapon systems. The aircraft provides excellent flight performance in the mission role and in acrobatic demonstrations. With a load factor of +7 to Ð3.5g, a maximum speed of 414 KTAS (knots true air speed) at an altitude of 25,000ft and a rate of climb of 5,100ft per minute, the aircraft provides military pilot training in a true jet environment.
S-211A Jet Trainer Design
The airframe design makes wide use of structural bonding and composite materials, including Kevlar, Nomex and carbon fibre composites.The flight controls feature all push-pull rod primary controls and boosted ailerons. The landing gear, airbrake, refrigerant compressor and aileron booster are hydraulically operated using a nominal operating pressure of 3,000psi.The aircraft's electrical system is based on a 28V DC negative ground system powered by engine-driven starter generator. A nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd) battery is provided for engine starting and operation in emergency conditions. Two static inverters provide the AC supply for instruments and avionics.
Training programs are available for all requirements. They include upset, jet transition, initial type on license, formation, tactical and recurrent.