Mon, Jan 28, 2008
Expects ASTM Cert For LS Soon
recently it has joined the Light Aircraft Manufacturers
Association, as the company anticipates ASTM certification of its
upcoming LS light-sport aircraft.
"LAMA is the premier LSA advocate and provides services unique
to the aviation industry," stated David McRae, responsible for
X-Air’s flight test and training program. "LAMA is an active
organization that is constantly in pursuit of the interests of our
X-Air is in the process of completing the requirements for the
consensus standard to attain S-LSA status with the X-Air LS. The LS
was recently on display at the US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring,
FL, with a demonstration aircraft on hand as well.
As ANN reported, price for
the X-Air LS will start at $46,900... making it one of the
lowest-cost light sport aircraft available. The company expects the
plane will attract attention not only for its affordability, but
also for its easy handling characteristics.
"We are excited about the LSA market and we are excited about
our association with LAMA," said Justin Reimer, responsible for
sales and marketing for X-Air.
The LS comes with an ICom radio, Dynon engine monitor and basic
flight instrumentation, with future options to include extended
fuel capability and avionics upgrades.
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