Evektor-Aerotechnik

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Evektor-Aerotechnik
Privately held company
IndustryAerospace
Founded1970
Headquarters,
ProductsLight aircraft
Websitewww.evektoraircraft.com
Harmony LSA

Evektor-Aerotechnik is a Czech aircraft manufacturer based in Kunovice, Czech Republic. The company produces range of light sport aircraft, training, advanced ultralight aircraft and electric aircraft.[1]

Evektor-Aerotechnik is also developing a 9–14 passenger, twin engine turboprop airplane, the EV-55 Outback.[2]

History[edit]

Evektor-Aerotechnik is based at Kunovice airport, a region known for its aircraft industry since 1936. Evektor-Aerotechnik dates back to 1970 when Aerotechnik was established as a producer of small general aviation airplanes. Its first aircraft were gyrocopters and motor gliders, later diversifying into the overhaul and maintenance of a range of Czech general aviation aircraft, including the Zlin aircraft family.[2]

The production of light sport aircraft and advanced ultralight aircraft started in 1996, starting with the P220UL Koala aircraft and followed by the EV-97 Eurostar (introduced in 1997) and SportStar. The SportStar became the first light sport aircraft accepted by the American Federal Aviation Administration in 2004. During 1997–2004 Evektor-Aerotechnik was an airframe parts subcontractor for the single engine turboprop Aero Ae 270 Ibis. In 2004 the company introduced the single engine, four-seater VUT100 Cobra and in 2010 started the twin engine turboprop Evektor EV-55 Outback.[3] which was first flown in 2011.[4]

In 2013 the company introduced the Evektor EPOS, an electric aircraft that remained under development in 2017.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Štěpán Bruner. Češi vyvinuli elektrické letadlo, zájem mají i zákazníci. Vyrábět se nesmí.. e15.cz. 3 June, 2015.
  2. ^ a b initt s.r.o. "Evektor - Aircraft Producer and Design & Engineering Company - en - Aircraft - EV-55 Outback - Overview". evektoraircraft.com. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Evektor EV-55 Outback". Lidové noviny. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  4. ^ "Trvalo to 40 let. Nové české letadlo poprvé vzlétlo". Aktuálně.cz. Retrieved 2011-06-27.
  5. ^ Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 48. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X

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