Grob 120A  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): July 2002
Maiden Flight: 2000
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: G 120A, G 120A-C and G 120A-F
Origin: Switzerland
Corporations: Grob Aerospace
Parent System: Grob 120
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Maiden Flight: 1999
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Grob 120TP
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Description: The Grob 120, also known as G 120A, is a side-by-side twin-seat, single turboprop engine, acrobatic and training aircraft designed to provide basic and advanced flight training for military customers. The G 120A is the successor to the successful Grob 115/ G 115 aircraft which was introduced by Grob Aerospace in 1987. The Grob 120 airplane maiden flight was carried out in 1999 (G 120) and at the end of 2000 (G 120A). The first production aircraft entered service in July 2002 with Lufthansa Flight Training, the launch customer, which operates six aircraft on behalf of the German Air Force in Phoenix, Arizona (USA).
The G 120A features a high strength, corrosion-free airframe entirely made of carbon fiber composites, long fuselage life, lightweight construction and cost effectiveness thanks to low fuel and maintenance costs. All in, this aircraft is well suited for primary flight training, high-performance acrobatics and IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) training. It is powered by a 6-cylinder 260-hp Lycoming turboprop engine which allows a +6/-4 g maneuvering load factors according to FAA and EASA certifications. So far, the Grob 120A trainer has been ordered by the Air Forces of Canada (G 120A-C), France (G 120A-F), Germany and Israel.

Grob 120A Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 1
Propeller Blades: 3
Service Life Flight Hours: 15,000
Area
Wing Area: 143 square foot (13.3 square meter)
Dimensions
Height: 8.67 foot (2.64 meter)
Length: 26.5 foot (8.07 meter)
Wingspan: 33.4 foot (10.2 meter)
G-load
Max Maneuvering Load Factor: 6 g
Min Maneuvering Load Factor: -4 g
Performance
Ceiling: 18,000 foot (5,486 meter)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 260 hp
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Grob 120A News

There are 2 news between
29 Mar 2007 and 28 Mar 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008Grob Aerospace delivers additional two G 120A Trainers for Canadian Air Force
Thursday, March 29, 2007First Grob 120A Training Aircraft Arrived at the Cognac Centre

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Canada11
Aircraft operated by Kelowna Flightcraft as part of Allied Wings Consortium on behalf of the Canadian Air Force (11)
France18
Aircraft operated by French Air Force Flight Training School on the Cognac Air Base (18 G 120A-F)
Germany6
Aircraft operated by Lufthansa Flight Training on behalf of the German Air Force (6)
YearHoldings
20146
Israel?
YearHoldings
201417

Grand Total 354
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