Less than a year after announcing it would be returning its float production to North America, Zenair Ltd. has begun deliveries of its light-weight all-aluminum floats.
Following the announcement at AirVenture 2009, design upgrades and production tooling took place in the fall of 2009, including the preparation of new assembly drawings for floats sold as kits. Manufacturing of the amphibious floats started in November, with the first ready-to-assemble kit delivered in December. In early January, Zenair delivered its first complete set of amphibous floats.
“The production of kits and ready-to-mount floats for light-weight aircraft is up and running,” says Nicolas Heintz, who is in charge of float manufacturing at Zenair. “We are now finalizing drawings and tooling for our larger 1,400 lbs. LSA floats and should be ready to ship in early spring.”
Zenair Floats were first introduced in the mid-1980s. Today floats are available in a variety of sizes (displacement) and as straight or amphibious floats (with wheels). With their generic spreader bar/mounting system, the floats will fit most light recreational aircraft.
For more information: Zenair.com or 705-526-2871.