MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Windecker Aircraft’s American R&D facility will follow up the successful restoration of a 1969 Windecker Eagle with a clean sheet design for a new composite, high performance, single engine, low wing, four-seat aircraft.
The design will utilize technologies and materials that have evolved or been developed since the Windecker Eagle was certified in the late 1960s, according to company officials.
John Roncz, an aerodynamicist, will serve as chief designer on the project.
The American team will be responsible for all of the design elements, analysis, initial tooling and prototypes. The certification process will be tailored for global access to markets around the world, utilizing the latest panel technologies, powerplant options and ergonomic refinements, according to company officials.
Windecker China, which is currently preparing to manufacture the original Eagle for distribution in China, will add the new design to its production line when it receives a Type Certificate.
Manufacturing facilities will also be developed in North America for production of the new design.