The CH2000 is type certified in the USA, Canada, China, Europe and many other countries.
In Jordan, Zenair obtained type certificate J-SCH-01. This certificate makes it possible to increase the engine size up to 180HP, increase the size of the wings and cabin area, including increasing the gross weight up to 2,200 lbs.
Military / government models:
The aircraft has been expanded to include a larger Lycoming engine up to 180 HP and increase gross weight to 1850 lbs.
The aircraft has been expanded to include a larger Lycoming engine up to 180-200 HP and increase gross weight to 2,200 lbs.
Wing area is increased to 14 square meters, stabilizer area is increased to 2.8 square meters.
The aircraft cabin seating has been increased to 4 seats.
CH2000-MTSA (Military Tactical Surveillance Aircraft)
High end surveillance systems can be installed.
All models can be equipped with the following options. Many additional options can be installed.
Pilot safety is a first priority. The CH2000 was the first GA aircraft to be certified with a dual air-bag system. It neatly fits into the seatbelt and inflates within 50 milliseconds away from the occupant upon a 16g forward directional impact with the ground to minimize head and spinal chord injury.
Because of its relatively low noise and heat signatures among other characteristics the CH2000-M has the perfect stealthy profile for aerial surveillance and monitoring, increasing the effectiveness of its missions and improving the safety of its pilots.
The CH2000-M is built of tough All-metal Monocoque construction using modern Aluminum technology giving the aircraft very durable and low-fatigue airframe requiring minimal maintenance and offering high corrosion resistance. This is very important for severe winter and summer environments where summer temperatures can sore to over 45C and above, and with winter conditions that are very cold and sometimes icy, and wind and humidity can eat away at the hulls of the aircraft, making them weak and susceptible to failure while decreasing their overall life.
The toughness of the CH2000-M construction described above is in contrast to the environmentally affected composite aircrafts which are very susceptible to varying temperatures, humidity, wind, dust and other extreme dessert conditions, and might not be able to handle the Iraqi theatre.
Moreover, the CH2000-M filtration systems take into account the extreme conditions during flight and while on the Ground, and are able to withstand long hours under these extreme conditions, like Sand storms that can wreak havoc on cooling systems, engines, and other sensitive parts.
Also, with the upgrade to the larger and highly durable wheels, the CH2000-M can be operated on soft landing surfaces as well as remote sites where landing strips might be rough and unpaved, or composed mainly of sand. The larger surface area of these upgraded wheels allows the aircraft to maneuver well and to take-off and land with ease.CH2000-MTSA (Military Tactical Surveillance Aircraft)
The CH2000-M Electronic surveillance platform is built on state of the art Ultra 8500FW Gyro stabilized optical-electronic system with cooled IR Thermal imaging and daytime TV camera capable of detecting a man-sized target at 3-3.5km range from 2,000ft+ AGL in clear weather with 90%+ atmospheric transmission.
See http://www.flir.com/index.htm for more details on FLIR
The new lightweight, triple-payload-capable Ultra 8500FW is designed for fixed-wing surveillance applications, particularly on lightweight aircraft or airframes where reduced drag is important. The 8500FW offers extraordinary range performance for its size with a new optical extender delivering a 450-mm focal length. The system features FLIR’s new high-definition digital infrared Indium Antimonide (InSb) imager, delivering image quality on par with systems at twice the cost.
The 8500FW comes standard with a new laptop controller designed with a large, comfortable joystick for extended missions. FLIR’s best-in-class auto-tracker, continuous IR zoom, .2-lux low-light TV and full auto-focus make this system the ideal choice for fixed-wing surveillance applications. Add the optional Class III3b CW diode laser pointer, and ground forces equipped with night-vision goggles can clearly see the 30-mw laser's beam and spot, though it remains invisible to the suspect. Icon-based on-screen color graphics promote rapid in-flight decision-making.
The Communications suite consists of internal crew intercom with the ability to communicate with Air Traffic Control (ATC) facilities and operational agencies, both LOS and BLOS via voice on:
Civil/ Military VHF Voice 118 – 136.975 MHz: Standard radio frequency for normal
communications with ATC and other aircraft. This is served by the standard radio system on
Comm. Equipment will be equivalent to Bendix/King, Collins, Eastman Avionics, Harris, or Jordan Space Technology.
OPTIONAL: Military Advanced Tactical Radio System
Tactical Radio System 30 to 512 MHz spectrums
HF Radio with (ALE Capability) 1.5 - 30 MHz
Available with Citadel encryption OPTIONAL: Digital video recorder
Dv6010R is a cost-efficient digital video recorder specifically designed for mobile security applications when a removable hard drive is required. This model is completed mobile ready and designed for tough mobile conditions. With DVD-level high quality video and audio recording, the DVR is also compact. Its compact size is less than half the size of general time lapsed VCR. The DV6010R is 12V DC powered, has an enhanced cooling system, and an optional space saver on-dash remote control.
Spin certified airframe
The customer can order a 34-gallon fuselage tank in addition to the wing tanks for up to 12 hours flying.
Zenair can install other avionics not mentioned here.
The CH2000-M is equipped with one of the most up-to-date avionic systems in the market. The high end Garmin stack provides an edge for basic and advanced instrument training.
When coupled with the multi-function Sandal 3500 Electronic Flight Information System EFIS-HIS; total situational awareness is provided for the pilot in a single bright multi screen color LCD.
Key WX-950 features: Operation in 25, 50, 100 and 200 NMI ranges Pilot selectable strike and cell modes
Display of airspace in 120° (forward) and 360° (surrounding) views
Automatic heading stabilization Acquires & stores lightning data in all ranges simultaneously
Clear function to help determine storm severity
Discharge rate indicator Integrity indicator Power/brightness control knob Four software-defined buttons Self-diagnostics with error messages Lightweight, compact and easily installed High resolution 3" ATI - size CRT display
See press release "IRAQI AIR FORCE TO RECEIVE EIGHT ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT"
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Please contact Zenair Ltd for all up-to-date information.