Icaro 2000

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Icaro 2000
Private company
Industry Aerospace
Founded 1973
Founder Alfio Caronti and Peter Skarupp
Headquarters Sangiano, Italy
Products Hang gliders
Ultralight trikes
Website www.icaro2000.com
Icaro Mars 170 hang glider

Icaro 2000 is an Italian aircraft manufacturer, based in Sangiano. The company specializes in the design and manufacturer of hang gliders, ultralight trikes and hang gliding helmets.[1]

By the end of 2010, the company had sold over 9,000 hang gliders, including many used by world champions.[2]


The company was founded in 1973 by Alfio Caronti and Peter Skarupp to produce Bill Moyes' hang glider designs under licence for boat towing. Franco Garzia & Gianni Hotz bought the company in 1981 and continued to produce Moyes' designs. By 1991, the company had sold more than 3,000 hang gliders and decided to develop its own designs and have each one DHV certified.[2]

In 1992, Icaro 2000 introduced its first model, the Icaro Brazil. The highly successful Icaro Laminar was introduced in 1994 and remained in production in 2016, having been used by many world champions. The company introduced its first "topless" design, lacking a kingpost in 1996.[2]

In 1998, the company starting making hang gliding helmets under the brand name 4fight.[2]

During the mid-2000s, the company also produced paragliders, including the Icaro Cyber and Force.[1] The company no longer sells paragliders.


Summary of aircraft built by Icaro 2000
Model name First flight Number built Type
Icaro Bip hang glider
Icaro Brazil hang glider
Icaro E-trike electric powered ultralight trike
Icaro Laminar hang glider
Icaro Mars hang glider
Icaro MastR hang glider
Icaro Orbiter hang glider
Icaro Pit-Trike electric powered ultralight trike designed by Manfred Ruhmer
Icaro Relax hang glider
Icaro RX2 hang glider
Icaro RXB hang glider
Icaro Stratos rigid-wing hang glider
Icaro Cyber 2001 paraglider
Icaro Force mid-2000s paraglider
Icaro Play mid-2000s paraglider

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  1. ^ a b Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, pages 19 and 45. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c d Icaro 2000 (2010). "Icaro's History". Retrieved 22 February 2012. 

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