ABS Aerolight

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ABS Aerolight
Privately held company
IndustryAerospace
Defunctcirca 2007
Headquarters,
ProductsPowered parachutes, roadable aircraft

ABS Aerolight was a French aircraft manufacturer based in Sérignan-du-Comtat. The company specialized in the design and manufacture of powered parachutes and roadable aircraft, in the form of kits for amateur construction and ready-to-fly aircraft for the European Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight category.[1]

The company appears to have gone out of business in late 2007 and production ended.[2][3]

The company produced a line of powered parachutes in the mid-2000s, including the semi-enclosed cockpit ABS Aerolight Legacy and two models of roadable aircraft, the ABS Aerolight ATE and the development ABS Aerolight Navigathor. The ATE and Navigathor both feature a wedge-shaped boat hull, a parachute wing and off-road four-wheeled landing gear for land use and are powered by a ducted fan in all modes.[1]

Aircraft[edit]

Summary of aircraft built by ABS Aerolight
Model name First flight Number built Type
ABS Aerolight ATE Powered parachute/boat/roadable aircraft
ABS Aerolight Legacy Semi-enclosed cockpit powered parachute
ABS Aerolight Navigathor Powered parachute/boat/roadable aircraft

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 78. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster UK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ ABS Aerolight (18 May 2015). "Domain for sale". Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Archives of www.absaerolight.com". Wayback Machine. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2015. The company website apparently ceased to function sometime between September 4, 2007 and February 14, 2008 according to Wayback Machine archives.

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