Comp Air

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Comp Air
Kit plane manufacturing
Founder Ron Lueck
Headquarters Merritt Island, Florida, United States
Key people
President: Ron Lueck
Website www.compairinc.com

Comp Air Inc, formerly known as Aerocomp Inc, is an aircraft manufacturer based in Merritt Island, Florida, owned by Ron Lueck.[1][2][3]

The firm originally manufactured floats for seaplanes, using composite materials. It later branched out into aircraft, marketing them in kit form for homebuilding. It now offers 3-10 place kit aircraft, with the latest developments being in the experimental Jet market. In 2004, the company test-flew its most ambitious project, a homebuilt jet aircraft, the Aerocomp Comp Air Jet.[2]

A wholly owned subsidiary, with partner Patrick Farrell, Forward.Vision manufactures Infra-red viewing systems for aviation use.

List of Aircraft[edit]

  • Aerocomp Merlin (1987) Single-engine two-seat high-wing ultralight aircraft. Built by Blue Yonder Aviation of Indus, Alberta and marketed by Comp Air as kit homebuilt (discontinued)[1]
  • Aerocomp EZ Flyer (1997) Single-engine two-seat high-wing ultralight aircraft. Built by Blue Yonder Aviation of Indus, Alberta and marketed by Comp Air as kit homebuilt (discontinued)[1]
  • Comp Air 3 (2002) Single-engine high-wing aircraft. Development of Comp Air 4. Marketed as kit homebuilt (discontinued)
  • Comp Air 4 Single-engine four-seat civil utility aircraft. Marketed as kit homebuilt.[1][2]
  • Comp Air 6 Single-engine six-seat high-wing civil utility aircraft. Marketed as kit homebuilt.[1][2]
  • Comp Air 7 Single-engine seven-seat high-wing turboprop engine aircraft. Marketed as kit homebuilt.[2]
  • Comp Air 8 Single-engine eight-seat high-wing turboprop engine aircraft (stretch version of Comp Air 7). Marketed as kit homebuilt.[2]
  • Comp Air 9 (2008) Single-engine six-seat high-wing turboprop engine aircraft. Marketed as kit homebuilt, but the company intends to produce a certificated version.[4]
  • Comp Air 10 Single-engine ten-seat high-wing turboprop engine aircraft (larger version of Comp Air 8). Marketed as kit homebuilt.[2]
  • Comp Air 11 (2009) Single-engine six-seat low-wing turboprop engine aircraft. Marketed as kit homebuilt, but the company intends to produce a certificated version.[5]
  • Comp Air 12 (2007) Single-engine low-wing turboprop engine, tricycle undercarriage. Type certification being pursued; factory-built
  • Comp Air Jet (2004) Single turbofan jet engine, eight-seat low-wing aircraft with tricycle undercarriage. Marketed as kit homebuilt.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, pages 97-100. BAI Communications, 1998. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Downey, Julia: 2008 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 24, Number 12, December 2007, pages 46-47. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  3. ^ Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, pages 92. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  4. ^ Comp Air (2006). "Comp Air 9". Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  5. ^ Comp Air (2006). "Comp Air 11". Retrieved 2008-12-28. 

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