Kirk Hawkins, CEO and founder of Icon Aircraft, has asked the FAA to issue a final decision by May 31 on his exemption request to increase the weight of his Icon A5 amphibious light sport aircraft (LSA) by 250 pounds. He based the request on a new design for a spin-resistant airframe, according to a reort at AOPA.org.
OREM, Utah — SkyCraft Airplanes began production of its SD-1 Minisport this month, which will be available for order as an S-LSA starting in July.
TEMECULA, Calif. – Quicksilver Aeronautics has dealers around the globe. In fact, significantly more sales are made out of the United States than domestically. The company started in the early 1970s and can boast 15,000 aircraft flying in nearly 100 nations. However, the American market remains Quicksilver’s home and they seek the best dealers to represent their aircraft.
As part of its 65th anniversary celebrations, Tecnam debuted the Tecnam Astore next-generation Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) at AERO 2013 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
On the first and fourth day of the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo 2013, which was held in Lakeland, Florida, last week, Czech Sport Aircraft provided detailed safety briefings to the Lakeland Fire Department. The briefings focused on the Ballistic Recovery System (BRS) that Czech Sport Aircraft offers as an enhanced safety feature on its aircraft, with the aim of helping the fire department understand how best to react in response to an emergency related to the deployment of the BRS in flight.
Tecnam has acquired the rights to Snap! the LSA aerobat.
The FAA has issued Night VFR approval for CubCrafters’ CC18-180 Top Cub.