Wed, Feb 04, 2009
Modified Legacy FGs To Be Built In-Country
Kit plane manufacturer Lancair International announced Tuesday
it will provide to the Colombian Aviation Industry Corporation
(CIAC) 25 aircraft 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 fifteen percent bigger wing, leading edge
cuffs, and ventral fin, all in an effort to make the aircraft's
flight characteristics more docile for training, while at the same
time maintaining the Lancair heritage of performance and
The new Colombian trainers are powered by Lycoming certified
IO390 four-cylinder engines.
"This initial agreement is a result of over two years of
negotiations between Lancair International, with its Colombian
based partner, SudAir Corporation, and CIAC," said Lancair CEO Joe
Bartels. "We will provide molds, fixtures, jigs, materials,
technical support, and composite training to CIAC for purposes of
its construction of the initial twenty-five aircraft."
Current plans call for the completion of one aircraft per month
in Colombia, beginning August 15, 2009 and thereafter increasing to
two per month by the end of the year.
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