Production of fly-away S-LSA RV-12 will continue in 2014, according to Dick VanGrunsven, founder of Van’s Aircraft, Inc. and Wally Anderson, head of Synergy Air.
The first batch of fly-away RVs was built in Synergy Air’s Eugene, Ore., facility during 2013. They sold almost immediately, according to company officials.
By the start of 2014, 14 aircraft had been delivered, including two to Lane Community College’s aviation program in Eugene.
“We were interested to see where the market for an S-LSA RV-12 might be,” VanGrunsven said, “and we were delighted to find that that there were several. We delivered airplanes to private owners, flight schools and even one to Sporty’s, who used it for their famous Sweepstakes airplane. With this success behind us, we’ve committed to another batch of airplanes for 2014 delivery.”
New RV-12s can be ordered in several colors. A choice of options, including ADS-B, wheel fairings, and a two-axis autopilot, are available. Prices range from $115,000 to $123,000.
Another RV-12 is scheduled to be delivered to its new owner at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, Jan. 16. It will be on display at Van’s booth until the end of the show, along with Van’s demonstrator airplane. Staff from both Synergy Air and Van’s will be on hand and demo rides may be arranged, officials with both companies said.