Czech Sport Aircraft

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Czech Sport Aircraft
Industry Aerospace
Founded 1934
Headquarters Kunovice, Czech Republic
Products Kit aircraft
Website www.czechsportaircraft.com

Czech Sport Aircraft, s.a. (formerly Czech Aircraft Works) is an aircraft manufacturer based in the Czech Republic.[1]

In 2011 the company's aircraft line included the amphibious Mermaid, the SportCruiser and the streamlined Parrot, but by 2012 only the SportCruiser and PS-28 Cruiser were shown on the company website.[1][2]

CZAW manufactured Zenair's Zenith STOL CH701 aircraft under license until the agreement was concluded in December 2006.[3]

History[edit]

Today the company has two facilities, the main plant in Kunovice and Way Industry Inc in Slovakia.[1]

In 2009 the Regional Court in Brno, Czech Republic declared the company bankrupt.[4]

In January 2010, the company's SportCruiser aircraft was added to the Piper Aircraft line as the PiperSport under a licensing agreement. The stated plan was that CSA would still produce the aircraft and Piper would market it worldwide, as well as supply parts to customers.[5] In January 2011, the licensing agreement with Piper was abruptly ended with Piper CEO Geoffrey Berger saying "the company has a different business perspective and approach to the market than Czech Sport Aircraft". The PiperSport distributors then formed a dealer association to ensure the continued sales of the SportCruiser and support of both the SportCruiser and PiperSport in the US.[6][7]

Aircraft[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Czech Sport Aircraft (2009). "About us - Czech Sport Aircraft Team". Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  2. ^ Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, pages 38-39. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ Zenair Ltd and Czech Aircraft Works Terminate License Agreement.
  4. ^ Sport Aviation: 21. March 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Niles, Russ (January 2010). "Piper Unveils PiperSport LSA". Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  6. ^ Niles, Russ (January 2011). "Piper Terminates PiperSport Relationship". AvWeb. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Piper Aircraft (January 2011). "Piper to Terminate PiperSport Distributor Business Relationship". Retrieved 12 January 2011. 

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