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Embraer EMB-121AN Xingu Aircraft Data

Photo ID 204963 by Florian Morasch. France Navy Embraer EMB 121AN Xingu, 69
EMB 121AN Xingu
EMB-121AN marine.
Role Utility aircraft
National origin Brazil
Manufacturer Embraer
First flight 10 October 1976
Status Active
Brazilian Air Force
Produced 1977-1987

Developed from the EMB 110 Bandeirante , the Embraer EMB 121 Xingu (pronounced "shin-goo") is a twin-turboprop fixed-wing aircraft built by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer. The design of this plane is based on the EMB 110 Bandeirante, using its wing and engine design merged with an all-new fuselage. The EMB 121 first flew on 10 October 1976.

A modified form of the EMB 121, the EMB 121AN Xingu II, was introduced on 4 September 1981 with a more powerful engine (PT6A-135), increased seating (8 or 9 passengers) and a larger fuel capacity.

Before production ceased in August 1987, Embraer had produced 106 EMB 121AN aircraft, 51 of which were exported to countries outside Brazil. Currently, the French Air Force is the largest operator with 23 aircraft still in service.
  • Country of Origin: Brazil
  • First Flight: October 10, 1976
  • Initial Service Date: May 20, 1977
  • No. Built: 106
  • No. In Service: 23 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 0
  • Crew: 2


2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135 turboprop engines each at 559 kW lbf




Length: 40 ft 2 in.
Wing Span: 46 ft 1 in.
Wing Area: 296 sq.ft
Height: 15 ft 11 in.
Empty Weight: 8,179 lbs
Max. Weight: 12,500 lbs
Internal Fuel: 2,884 lbs


Max. Speed: 290 mph
Cruise Speed: 236 mph
Service Ceiling: 28,002 ft.


Brazilian Air Force / French Air Force / French Navy

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