The advent of the new-generation twin turboprop aircraft, the EV-55 Outback is almost here. The highly anticipated aircraft provides a reliable and high-performance alternative for single-engine turboprop aircraft and obsolete twin-engine piston aircraft. The EV-55 Outback offers high productivity, operational reliability, easy and inexpensive maintenance to operators worldwide.
The Outback´s cabin is spacious and provides passengers comfortable flights. Alternatively, the aircraft can be loaded with cargo. Convenient loading is ensured by the wide door in the rear part of the fuselage.
Reliability and Safety
Two turboprop engines PT6A-21 and a robust airframe from Al-alloys ensure an unprecedented level of reliability and safety.
High speed along with the spacious cabin ensures significantly higher productivity than in piston engine airplanes.
The EV-55 Outback is not limited by high or low air temperatures or by airport altitude. The robust landing gears enable take-off from unpaved or even sodden runways. The reliable de-icing system ensures flight safety even in icing conditions.
Airframe repairs are quick and simple thanks to the metal structure. All key aircraft components are easily accessible due to large assembly holes. All is located together and in a well arranged manner either in the fuselage nose or in the landing gear nacelles.
The integrated avionics system provides simple navigation, situational awareness and crew information on other aircraft systems at the same time. All this is displayed on the high-resolution LCD display.
High level of comfort
The interior of passenger version of the airplane provides high level of comfort for 9 passengers – thanks to a long spacing between seats (32.7 in / 84 cm) there is sufficient room for legs.
The fully occupied airplane with 9 passengers and baggage has a flight range of 800 nm / 1 480 km.
There is a version for 14 passengers – it is available only in the countries where the local regulations for air transport allow it.
Productivity is Priority
3 915 lbs / 1 776 kg
Max. floor loading
102 lb/sq.ft / 500 kg/m²
Available cargo space
Main cabin: 334 cu.ft / 9.47 m³
Rear baggage compt.: 95 cu.ft / 2.7 m³
Front baggage compt.: 18 cu.ft / 0.5 m³
Cargo door dimension
Width: 49.2 in / 1,250 mm
Height: 54 in / 1,370 mm
Tie down system
Tie down straps
Tie down nets
4 floor nets (optional 5th)
Roller system (optional)
The EV-55 Outback is a multipurpose airplane, that's why we offer a version for combined transportation of passengers as well as cargo – and all this at the same time.
Number of passengers: 3 - 5
Max. cargo weight
1 553 lbs / 700 kg (5 pax)
2 202 lbs / 1,000 kg (3 pax)
Available cargo space
106 cu.ft / 3.0 m³ (5 pax)
170 cu.ft / 4.8 m³ (3 pax)
Rear baggage comp.: 95 cu.ft / 2.7 m³
Front baggage comp.: 18 cu.ft / 0.5 m³
Operation versatility is a key feature and the EV-55 with installed amphibious floats goes even further. The aircraft can be operated from the river or sea and still it can land on conventional airstrips. The EV-55 can fly with 2 000 lb (907 kg) of cargo for 400 nm (740 km) at speed of more than 170 knots.
The EV-55 design makes it ideal for parachute operations. It can climb easily to an altitude of 10 000 ft in just 6 minutes. The standard entry doors can be replaced with a roll-up door and the high wing design together with the T-type tail unit make jumping from the aircraft safe and comfortable.
From the outset the EV-55 is designed to be sturdy and reliable, capable of operating from short strips whether it is desert, tundra or mountain regions. Aircraft can be instrumented with necessary equipment thanks to high payload and two optional 300 A generators.
|Primary flight display (PFD)||2 pcs||Mode S Transponder|
|Multi-functional display (MFD)||Automatic direction finder||optional|
|Central console unit||Distance measuring unit||optional|
|Flight display controller||2 pcs||TAWS system||optional|
|Integrated digital autopilot||TAS system||optional|
|VOR/ILS/COM receivers||2 pcs||Stormscope||optional|
|GPS receivers||2 pcs||Satellite weather receiver||optional|
|Sensor reference system||2 pcs||Synthetic vision system||optional|
|Magnetometer||2 pcs||Radar altimeter||optional|
|Data concentrator unit||2 pcs||Weather radar||optional|
|Audio panel||HF transceiver||optional|
|Airspeed||Vertical deviation - glideslope with glidepath|
|Vertical speed||Radar altimeter data||optional|
|Attitude with slip/skid indication||Synthetic vision feature||optional|
|Horizontal situation indication||Obstacle display||optional|
|Moving map||Fuel indication - volume, flow, reserve|
|Map north indicator||Engine parameters indication|
|Wind indicator||Electronic charts (subscription fro Jeppesen required)|
|Range ring and compass||TAS data||optional|
|Ground track pointer||TAWS data||optional|
|Waypoint||Satellite weather datalink data||optional|
|Waypoint identifier||Wheater radar data||optional|
|Current leg in flight plan||Lightning data||optional|
|Airport and airport information||DME hold mode indicator||optional|
|VOR/LOC radio active and standby frequency|
|Wing span||52.82 ft||16.10 m|
|Length||47.47 ft||14.35 m|
|Height||15.28 ft||4.66 m|
|HTU span||15.75 ft||4.80 m|
|Wheel track||9.58 ft||2.92 m|
|Wheel base||13.68 ft||4.17 m|
|Max. take-off weight||10 140 lb||4 600 kg|
|Basic empty weight (cargo version)||5 725 lb||2 597 kg|
|Basic empty weight (pax version)||5 860 lb||2 658 kg|
|Max. fuel||3 651 lb||1 656 kg|
|Max. payload||3 915 lb||1 776 kg|
|Max. weight in the rear baggage comp.||551 lb||250 kg|
|Max. weight in the front baggage comp.||221 lb||100 kg|
|Number of passengers||9 (14)|
|Seating arrangement||1+1 (1+2)|
|Seat pitch||32.7 in||83 cm|
|Passenger cabin (excl. cockpit)|
|Length||197.6 in||5.02 m|
|Width||63.4 in||1.61 m|
|Height||54 in||1.37 m|
|Volume||334 cu.ft||9.47 m³|
|Baggage compartment volume|
|Rear (aft of pax. cabin)||95 cu.ft||2.7 m³|
|Front||18 cu.ft||0.5 m³|
|Entry and cargo door|
|Width – passenger part||28 in||0.71 m|
|Width – fully opened for cargo loading||49.2 in||1.25 m|
|Height||54 in||1.37 m|
|Max. Speed of Horizontal Flight at 10 000 ft||220 KTAS|
|Stall speed, flaps 0°||77 KEAS|
|Stall speed, flaps 38°||64 KEAS|
|Take-off performance (MTOW)|
|Take-off run ISA, H = 0 ft (SL)||1 122 ft||342 m|
|Total distance over 50 ft obstacle, ISA, H = 0 ft (SL)||1 378 ft||420 m|
|Total distance over 50 ft obstacle, ISA, H = 0 ft (SL), STOL||1 124 ft||373 m|
|Take-off run ISA+20°C, H = 6 562 ft||1 624 ft||495 m|
|Total distance over 50 ft obstacle, ISA+20°C, H = 6 562 ft||2 000 ft||610 m|
|Both engines operating||1673 fpm||8.5 m/s|
|One engine non-operating||453 fpm||2.3 m/s|
|Landing performance (MLW)|
|Landing run ISA, H = 0 ft (SL)||1 014 ft||309 m|
|Total distance over 50 ft obstacle, ISA, H = 0 ft (SL)||1 673 ft||510 m|
|Total distance over 50 ft obstacle, ISA, H = 0 ft (SL), STOL||1 391 ft||424 m|
|Landing run ISA+20°C, H = 6 562 ft||1 394 ft||425 m|
|Total distance over 50 ft obstacle, ISA+20°C, H = 6 562 ft||2 133 ft||650 m|
|Manufacturer||Pratt & Whitney|
|Max. take-off power||2 x 535 hp|
|Type||4-blade, constant speed|
|Diameter||82 in 2.082 m|
Payload - Range
Frequently asked questions
What is the possible delivery date of the EV-55 aircraft?
We expect the EASA type certification process to be finalized at the beginning of 2017. The first deliveries of the EV-55 to operators will be carried out in year 2018. The production capacity for 2017 is reserved for launch customers.
How long does delivery take after I place an order?
Delivery dates depend on production capacity and backlog. The final delivery date also depends on the sequence of production reservations in the book of orders and shall be determined upon order.
Can I operate the aircraft in my country? Will you help me to obtain the national certificate?
Our primary objective is to obtain EASA and FAA type certificates. Evektor shall provide the necessary support documentation for authorities in other countries if required.
What is the operating cost of the aircraft?
Based on our actual calculations, the operating costs of the EV-55 are lower than its two engine competitors and are very close to its single engine competitors. Operating costs in different countries depend on local operating conditions. In terms of transported weight in pounds per nautical mile, the cost of the EV-55 is even lower than those of its single engine competitors.
Which type of avionics package will be installed?
The first airplanes delivered will have classic avionics equipment. A fully integrated glass cockpit will be available as an option in the following series.
Will you provide pilot and maintenance training?
We shall provide both pilot and ground staff training for EV-55 customers either at our company headquarters in Kunovice or at the customer´s location.
Do you have dealers/service in my country?
We have been building a dealer, service and customer support network to cover the United States, Canada, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Europe.
What financing options do you provide?
We help our customers with the evaluation of financing options and also assist in communication with financing institutions. All financing options will be made known before the introduction of the aircraft to the market.
Can I operate the 14 passenger version of the EV-55?
The operation of the 14 passenger version of the EV-55 that Evektor has also designed is possible only in countries that allow it by their own rules.