Corvus Hungary

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Corvus Hungary LLC
Privately held company
Industry Aerospace
Founded Aug 2011
Headquarters Hungary
Key people
Chief Executive Engineer: Andras Voloscsuk
Products Light aircraft
Number of employees
35
Website corvus-hungary.com

Corvus Hungary LLC is an aircraft manufacturer that was founded in 2011 to produce the Corvus Fusion aircraft.

History[edit]

Started in 2004, originally named Corvus Aircraft Ltd and based in Ballószög, Hungary,[1][2] the company consisted of five employees including Managing Director Tamás Gecse and Chief Engineer Andras Voloscsuk.[3] The company developed the Corvus Corone Mk 1 aircraft.[4]

Corvus Aircraft began development of the UL Corvus Corone MK II in 2006 and had its first company presence at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA.[4]

Corvus Aircraft debuted its Corvus Phantom aircraft in 2007.[4] Corvus Aircraft also signed a contract with Red Bull for developing a new airplane, the Corvus Racer 540, for Peter Besenyei designed especially for air racing.[5]

In August 2011, a new company Corvus Hungary LLC was formed, based in Hungary, to develop the Corvus Fusion aircraft.[6]

In 2012 the company established a joint venture, called Corvus Aerospace (Suzhou) in Suzhou, China, to manufacturer parts and develop the Corvus Racer 312, a smaller version of the Corvus Racer 540 for the European microlight and American light sport aircraft categories. The new design first flew on 1 November 2013[7]

Aircraft[edit]

Corvus Phantom
Summary of aircraft built by Corvus Hungary LLC
Model name First flight Number built Type
Corvus Phantom 2006 two-seat, ultralight aircraft
Corvus Racer 540 2010 low wing, high performance aerobatic aircraft
Corvus Racer 312 2013 low wing, high performance microlight aircraft
Corvus Fusion 2012 1 two-seat, low wing, light-sport aircraft

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corvus Aircraft: Contact Us". Corvus Aircraft Ltd. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Hungarian Aerospace Companies". Hungarian Aviation Industry Foundation. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Könnyű szárnyakon - Gecse Tamás repülőgépgyártó (Ease of wings - aircraft manufacturer Thomas Gecse)". HetiValasz.com. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  4. ^ a b c "Corvus Aircraft History". Corvus Aircraft Ltd. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  5. ^ "Corvus Racer 540 Introduction". Corvus Aircraft Ltd. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  6. ^ "Corvus Hungary: About Us". Corvus Hungary LLC. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  7. ^ Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 40. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X