Margański & Mysłowski EM-11 Orka

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EM-11 Orka
EM-11 Orka Goraszka 07.jpg
EM-11C Orka (SP-YEP)
Role Utility aircraft
Manufacturer Margański & Mysłowski
Designer Edward Margański
First flight 8 August 2003
Status entering production, in service
Unit cost
price upon request

The EM-11 Orka (orca) is a touring and executive aircraft manufactured in Poland.


The EM-11 was designed by Edward Margański of Margański & Mysłowski Zakłady Lotnicze (Margański & Mysłowski Aviation Works), renowned for world class glider designs (Swift S-1, MDM-1 Fox). Work on this new low cost, light utility aircraft, of unorthodox configuration, with slim glider-like fuselage and two pusher engines, started in 2001. The plane was constructed of composite materials with a car-like 4-seat cab placed low over the ground, for convenient and easy boarding. Room for cargo was created aft of the rear seats.

The first prototype EM-11, registered SP-YEN,first flew 8 August 2003. It has a fixed tricycle landing gear and Rotax 912 (100 hp) engines. The second prototype, registered SP-YEP, being a pattern for serial production variant EM-11C, flew 20 October 2005 with Lycoming IO-320 engines and retractable landing gear. In April 2011 EM-11C Orka was EASA certified and is currently in production. Prior to certification, the prototypes and three further aircraft had been built.

Several variants are planned including, a patrol aircraft with an FLIR head, an air ambulance, a cargo plane, and an amphibious version.

First prototype EM-11 Orka SP-YEN


General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 8.705 m (28.56 ft)
  • Wingspan: 13.5 m / 10.5 m folded wing tips (44.3 ft / 34.4 ft folded wing tips)
  • Height: 2.585 m (8.48 ft)
  • Wing area: 16.5 m² (177.61 sq ft)
  • Useful load: 550 kg (1,212.5 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1,820 kg (4,012 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming IO-320 air-cooled inline engine, 118 kW (160 PS) each


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