The unique clean design of the airframe and efficient turboprop technology allow the Explorer aircraft to operate far more efficiently than older similar aircraft. In fact, the average age of aircraft with similar mission profiles is over 35 years! Explorer uses jet fuel which, unlike 100LL avgas, is available worldwide and is a requirement of most armed forces. Explorer Aircraft's modern design incorporates a sleek, lightweight airframe for short trip utility hauls while also holding an ample volume of fuel for the long haul.
Each of our models is equipped with a thick, robust yet lightweight airfoil that maximizes airlift, minimizes induced drag, and improves roll rate. Furthermore, the wing thickness allows for adequate fuel for long range missions. The all-composite fuselage is strong, light and efficient to minimize operating costs.
The aircraft features low cabin entry height and a large spacious cabin floor, providing a strong framework with a wide, stable stance. The sturdy gear supports a large tire for rough field use.