Renaissance Aircraft is setting up shop at Flabob Airport (RIR) in Riverside, Calif., to produce the Luscombe 8.
According to Renaissance spokesman John Dearden, the company plans to move into a temporary hangar so that it can begin aircraft construction immediately.
Dearden noted that the legal wrangling between Renaissance Aircraft and The Don Luscombe Aviation History Foundation is over. The former foundation, now a subsidiary of Renaissance, has been named Team Luscombe.
Dearden noted that Renaissance now holds the complete factory hardware and intellectual property, including the Type Certificate, for production of the Luscombe 8.
The company will initially move into Hangar One at Flabob, where it plans to produce a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) version of the plane.
Flabob Airport, which is owned and operated by the Wathen Foundation, will begin construction on new facilities for Renaissance, allowing it to expand its production capability into certified copies of the Luscombe 8.
“The Renaissance Aircraft Co. is a perfect fit with the goals of the Flabob administration,” said Tom Wathen, chairman of the Wathen Foundation. “It’s our desire to identify and attract a number of aviation industries that complement the tradition and character of Flabob Airport.”
Dearden predicted the first aircraft will roll off the assembly line within six months.