Two new Sky Arrows introduced at Oshkosh

OSHKOSH — Magnaghi Aeronautica, the Italian aerospace group that manufactures the Sky Arrow aircraft series, introduced an updated Sky Arrow light-sport aircraft (LSA) Tuesday at AirVenture. Enhancements include new extended wing tanks, modified aerodynamics on the stabilizer, and a new, streamlined leaf-spring landing gear.

Other new components include Beringer wheels and brakes and a 10-inch Dynon SkyView system as part of a completely redesigned instrument panel.

The new LSA Sky Arrow features navy blue fuselage stripes and registration numbers, as well as a matte blue/gray interior. The traditional “Italian red” accent colors will still be available on request, company officials said.

Magnaghi Aeronautica also introduced a Sky Arrow designed as an Aerial Work Platform-ONE (AWP-ONE), with ONE standing for Observation, News, and Law Enforcement. The Sky Arrow AWP is available in three more payload configurations, with different sensors allowing terrain mapping, environmental research, and early wildfire detection. The Sky Arrow AWP-ONE at Oshkosh features a Goodrich sensorial system based on a TASE 300 gyro-stabilized camera, allowing videoing and recording of activities on the ground, company officials said.

“We are on a dual track for both the recreational and professional market,” said Giorgio Iannotti, Magnaghi’s Chief Operating Officer.

The Sky Arrow is an Italian all-composite, high-wing aircraft with tandem seating in a pusher configuration first introduced in 1992. Several hundred Sky Arrows, in versions ranging from LSA models to FAR Part 23 certificated aircraft, are currently operated worldwide.

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