Fri, Feb 29, 2008
Aircraft Is Owner's Second XL2
Liberty Aerospace, manufacturer of the two-seat Liberty XL2,
announced Thursday the delivery of Serial Number 100. The aircraft
was delivered to Robert Kinney during a press event at
Liberty’s manufacturing facility in Melbourne, FL.
"I like to compare it to a Mazda Miata," said Kinney.
"It’s an economical, sporty, two-seater that handles well and
is a blast to fly!"
This will be the second XL2 acquired by Kinney, who purchased
his first XL2 after learning to fly in a Liberty at his local
flight school. His new XL2 will be used for advanced flight
training and personal transportation.
Liberty was founded in 2000 with the intent of designing and
building a highly efficient, fully Part 23 IFR and VFR certified
two-seat aircraft. Both the company and the aircraft have evolved
significantly since then, and have also seen their share
of problems -- but the company seems to have hit its stride of
As ANN reported, the company
announced in December a 600-plane manufacturing agreement with
China's Anyang Angel Aero Science and Technology Development Co.,
Ltd. (3A) worth $150 million. Company officials say they've
seen growing acceptance from flight schools and private owners in
the USA, Australia, Europe and Asia for the plane.
The planemaker also notes the XL2 is fully IFR-certified,
and offers a number of features unique to the market, including a
"The delivery of Serial Number 100 marks an important and
exciting milestone in our company’s history," said Keith
Markley, President and CEO of Liberty. "The XL2 represents a unique
proposition to Flight Schools and Owners making available a state
of the art aircraft with low operating and maintenance costs
achieved through modular design and utilizing the fuel efficient
TCM FADEC engine. We look forward to the next 100 aircraft coming
down the line rapidly."
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