Lancair International of Redmond, Oregon, a manufacturer of high performance kit planes, said on Feb. 3 that it will provide 25 aircraft to the Colombian Aviation Industry Corporation (CIAC) for use by the Columbian Air Force. The modified Legacy FG aircraft, known as the Synergy, will be used for primary flight training of Colombian Air Force Pilots.
The Synergy sports a 15% bigger wing than the Legacy FG, leading edge cuffs, and ventral fin. The combination of aerodynamic changes makes the aircraft’s flight characteristics quite docile for training while maintaining the Lancair heritage of performance and efficiency, the company stated. The Colombian trainers are to be powered by Lycoming IO390 certified four cylinder engines.
Lancair CEO Joe Bartels said: “This initial agreement is a result of over two years of negotiations between Lancair International, with its Colombian based partner, SudAir Corporation, and CIAC. We will provide molds, fixtures, jigs, materials, technical support, and composite training to CIAC for purposes of its construction of the initial 25 aircraft.” Current plans call for completion of one aircraft per month in Colombia, beginning August 15, increasing to two per month by the end of the year.
Lancair International Inc, founded in 1984, is celebrating its 25th year selling high performance piston and turbine kit aircraft. They offer seven aircraft designs as
Fastbuild kits: The Lancair Legacy Fixed Gear, Lancair Legacy, Lancair ES, Lancair ES-P, Lancair IV, Lancair IV-P, and the Lancair Evolution. To date, the company has delivered over 2,000 kits, Bartels said, has set a number of world speed records and has dominated the Sports Class at the Reno Air Races for several years.
For information: www.lancair.com or 541-923-2244.