CV-5800 is a short-haul passenger aircraft developed by the American company Convair. The aircraft is a deep modernization of the Convair Model 440 (CV-440) aircraft launched by Convair (a division of General Dynamics) and Kelowna Flightcraft R&D Ltd., Allison Gas Turbine. The aircraft was equipped with new Allison 501D22G turboprop engines rated at 4,600 hp. An increase in the length of the fuselage by 4 meters 34 centimeters made it possible to accommodate 78 passengers in the passenger cabin.
Work on the conversion of the aircraft began in the early ’90s. The first CV-5800 flew on February 11, 1992, from a Kelowna, Canada airfield test site. The CV-5800 had the highest passenger capacity of the Convair Model 240/640 family aircraft. By 2001, 3 aircraft were built for Contract Air Cargo.
- Modification: CV-5800
- Wingspan, m: 32.12
- The length of the aircraft, m: 29.18
- The height of the aircraft, m: 8.89
- Wing Area, m2: 85.50
- Weight kg: empty aircraft 15043; take-off maximum 28576
- Fuel, l: 7875
- Engines: 2 TVD Allison 501D22G
- Horsepower: 2 x 4600
- Maximum speed, km / h: 590
- Cruising speed, km / h: 523
- Ferry range, km: 2730
- Practical range, km: 1295
- Practical ceiling, m: 7680
- Crew: 2-3
- Payload: up to 78 passengers.