King Air C90
Terraquest owns and operates a King Air C90, which is an ideal platform for carrying out airborne geophysical survey in demanding conditions.
- Positioning: Accurate real-time corrected differential GPS navigation and data recovery
- Magnetics: Horizontal Gradiometer (Up to three cesium magnetometers)
- Radiometrics: Advanced digital, automatic gain stabilization spectrometer with individual crystal processing; 5 crystals/pack and up to three packs
- New Matrix Digital VLF-EM (data can be inverted to produce resistivity maps, sections and depth slices for each frequency)
- Gravity (GT2A), have completed over 216,000 line km since 2009
The King Air C90 Survey Environments:
- Reliable Offshore survey acquisition
- Remote survey locations with significant ferry distances
- Mountainous regions and challenging terrain such as high altitude surveys
- Regions where only Jet A fuel is available (no economical access to Avgas 100 LL)
The King Air C90 Logistics and Benefits:
- Large payload for multiple sensor acquisition
- IFR equipped with reliable and powerful twin PT6-21 turbine engines
- Ubiquitous Jet A Fuel readily found worldwide
- Expeditious ferry speed and extended range capabilities permit remote operations
- Equipped with the long range tanks capable of carrying up to six hours of fuel on survey.
- Capable of slow surveying with a Nominal Terrain Clearance of 80 m
- Significant climb and high altitude performance
- Operates under full Canadian Ministry of Transport approval and certification for specialty flying including airborne geophysical surveys.
- Low maintenance with 200 hour scheduled inspections
- Maintained by a regulatory AMO facility, Enterprise Aviation of Oshawa, ON.