CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — REMOS AG, once one of the top-selling Light-Sport Aircraft in North America, has returned to the United States.
Reorganized and with new management, the company has established a distribution center at Skybound Aviation at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (KCGI). Under the direction of Mac McCallister, Skybound is selling parts and providing service for existing REMOS owners.
Beginning this summer, they will be present at AirVenture and will be taking orders for copies of the new GXiS model.
Skybound, which first became a REMOS dealer in 2012, is also providing flight training for people transitioning to a REMOS or for those wishing to earn a Sport Pilot License. Skybound offers Private Pilot and IFR training in the REMOS.
Designed by German engineers, REMOS AG recently upgraded and refined the powerplant and avionics options in the new model. REMOS has developed a computerized system for starting the Rotax 912 iS Sport fuel injected engine. Starting is now a process of turning the key and pressing a “Start” button, reducing a once-complicated process to just two steps.
It has also adopted the new 10-inch Dynon touch sensitive screens along with the Garmin GTN 750, an all in one WAAS GPS/NAV/COM navigation system and control panel for radio, audio panel, transponder and autopilot.
“The company is on solid footing today,” said Mac McCallister (pictured below), “and we’re very enthusiastic about making the new GXiS available to pilots in North America. REMOS performance has always been excellent and with the new technologies in the panel and firewall forward, the aircraft raises the bar for owner benefits.”
As a part of its new global marketing strategy, REMOS AG has added a dozen new dealers in countries around the globe and will continue to add new dealers in North America, company officials noted.
LSAs have arrived – and they are here to stay.
That’s the message from Corvin Huber, president of Remos, which just announced that FIT Aviation, LLC, a part of the Florida Institute of Technology, has added new Remos GX aircraft to its training fleet.
“This is a small step for FIT, but a large step for our industry,” he said. “An LSA has been selected for training by one of the industry greats.
The passenger, who was killed in the crash, has been identified as Steven Fletcher of Peterborough, United Kingdom. The pilot has been identified as Mike Kostelac of Earlysville, Virginia. As of Jan. 27, Kostelac was listed in stable condition at a Tampa-area hospital.