Successfully building and flying a homebuilt aircraft can be among a pilot’s greatest accomplishments. In exchange for hours of hard work and dedication, homebuilders have access to an affordable aircraft that’s uniquely their own.
Europa Aircraft are pleased to announce the launch of the Elite, a brand-new British kit plane due for release in 2020. This VLA-catergorised aircraft is an all composite, two seat, side by side aircraft with unique characteristics. Unrivaled speed, agility, style and luxury makes the Elite superior in its class. An aerobatic capable version, the Elite +, will also be available.
|Design Load Factor||+4.0 / -2.0g**|
|Minimum Usable Load||279 kgs*|
|Fuel Capacity||110 litres|
|Wing Area||10.88 m²|
|Wing Span||9340 mm|
|Overall Length||6430 mm|
|Overall Height||2350 mm|
*Crew, Fuel and Baggage
** Elite + specifications will differ, complete the form below for more details.
More information, including Elite performance specifications and Elite + specifications, is due to be released over the next few months prior to the official launch of sales via production slots.
Find more: https://www.europa-aircraft.co.uk/
The Elite has a spacious cockpit, expansive luggage bay and a choice of engines are enhanced by optional extras including a Ballistic Recovery Parachute, without a limit on colour schemes. Moreover, it will be easy to build, enabling even a novice builder to take to the skies in as little time as possible.
Every young pilot started at some “Classic” like Piper Cherokee or Cessna C152. Some of them are a low-wing, some are high-wing but did you heard for some of these? Also, owning of this “classics” are cheap and acceptable.
The Navion is a single-engine aircraft originally developed on the rugged design lineage of the North American P51 Mustang fighter airplane.
The aircraft was designed at the end of WWII by North American Aviation and later manufactured by Ryan. It was designed for the civilian market, but also appealed to the United States Army Air Forces. From 1946-47, 1,109 were built.
The Cessna 177 (Cardinal for the Deluxe option) was developed in the mid 1960s as an all new replacement for the ubiquitous 172 family.
Announced in late 1967, this new aircraft featured a wide and fairly spacious cabin, a rear set flush riveted high wing which offered good visibility in turns, a single piece all moving tailplane, a high level of standard equipment and the 110kW (150hp) O-320-E recently installed on the 172 driving a fixed pitch prop.
While Cherokees were designed and built in Vero Beach, Fla., the Comanche is a Lock Haven, Penn. aircraft. Lock Haven was Piper’s original factory. The Comanche was the first all-sheet-metal, semi-monocoque aircraft that Piper designed and produced.
Piper designed the Comanche to compete with the Bonanza. Arguably Beech won that competition, but Comanche owners are every bit as dedicated to them as Bonanza drivers are dedicated to the various models.
The final variant of the AA-5 line was the AA-5B Tiger. The Tiger was designed by Grumman engineers and was first produced in late 1974 as the 1975 model.
The Tiger was the outcome of the same redesign work on the AA-5 Traveler that resulted in the 150 hp (110 kW) Cheetah and it was originally little more than the same aircraft with a Lycoming O-360-A4K 180 hp (130 kW) engine, resulting in a 139-knot (257 km/h) cruise speed. Gross weight was increased from the AA-5/AA-5A’s 2,200 lb (1,000 kg) to 2,400 lb (1,100 kg) on the Tiger.
Externally the Tiger looked much like the AA-5 Traveler and AA-5A Cheetah so once again Grumman’s marketing department came up with a distinctive decal package to differentiate the design – this time a “galloping tiger”.
The Cessna 150 is a two-seat tricycle gear general aviation airplane that was designed for flight training, touring and personal use. The Cessna 150 is the fifth most produced civilian plane ever, with 23,839 aircraft produced. The Cessna 150 was offered for sale in the 150 basic model, Commuter, Commuter II, Patroller and the aerobatic Aerobat models.
The first model year of the Cessna 150 carried no suffix letter. It was available as the “150” or the upgraded “Commuter”. The engine was a 100 horsepower (75 kW) Continental O-200, the gross weight was 1,500 lb (680 kg) and flaps were actuated manually with a lever between the seats. Production commenced late in 1958 as the 1959 model year.
The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft has taken its inaugural test flight, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and flying for 15 minutes.
It was a short but historic moment on the Fraser River on Tuesday morning as Vancouver-based Harbour Air completed the debut test flight of what aims to be the world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft.
Do you think this aircraft will start new electric aviation age?
Gradually aviation growth presents a number of challenges for business aviation at Pula Airport and, this is a specific time for changes. The economic, social and geographical conditions are diverse, new Aeroprofil business model should be rapidly implemented for use in Istria peninsula. As a result, the business aviation segment is growing faster than scheduled aviation segment.
Even though there is relatively small business aviation segment which generates greater unpredicted peaks of needs at Pula Airport than does scheduled aviation generate. Business flight movements on July and August each year apparently is getting to increase due to more intensive operations in these summer months.
Business aviation fills a gap in scheduled aviation timetable and, is not about taking customers in front of scheduled aircraft and flying them in their own aircraft. Vast majority of business flights are between a city pairs and islands. Compared to the main market segments, business aviation is flying from the Pula Airport and, is characterised by a huge number of routes focusing on city pairs where there is no daily scheduled service.
At the Pula Airport, vast majority of the total business aviation flights were concentrated in five countries: Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
In context of aircraft types, the Cessna Skyhawk (C172) has taken the largest market share of frequency at Pula Airport in regards to the Cessna Citation (C525) as the top business aviation type of aircraft. The biggest change is the appearance of the Piper PA-31 Navajo (PA31) on the third place.
Business aviation includes some commercial flights, corporate flights or owner operating for business purposes. New opportunity for gradually growth are opening up, turboprop-engine aircraft have the similar range, endurance and speed, ultimately capacity like some business jets and will make business aviation more affordable and available to a much wider travellers. On the other hand, users will have more opportunity to avoid overcrowded airports and, the Pula Airport is a right example of that.
The main reason for taking Aeroprofil business aviation rather than a scheduled service is that it takes the customer from the nearest airport to their starting point to the nearest airport to their destination. This saves time in ground transfers and in aircraft changes.
An hour in a turbo-prop might cost €3000, a jet €4000, but if you are a large multinational company needing frequent transfers of staff between offices in cities that are not linked by scheduled services, if you need rapid access to a once-a-year event, or if you have factories to visit where labour costs are low and transport infrastructure less developed, then the business case can be made.
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