Issoire APM 20 Lionceau

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APM 20 Lionceau
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On the left an APM-20 Lionceau with F-GRRZ markings
Role Civil utility aircraft
Manufacturer Issoire Aviation
Designer Philippe Moniot
First flight December 1995[1]
Status In production
Variants APM 30 Lion
APM 40 Simba

The APM 20 Lionceau is a two-seat very light aircraft manufactured by the French manufacturer Issoire Aviation. Despite its classic appearance, it is entirely built from composite materials, especially carbon fibers.

Designed by Philippe Moniot and certified in 1999 (see EASA CS-VLA), this very light (400 kg empty, 634 kg loaded) and economical (80 PS engine) aircraft is primarily intended to be used to learn to fly, but also to travel with a relatively high cruise speed (113 knots).

A three-seat version, the APM 30 Lion, was presented at the 2005 Paris Air Show.


Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004[2]

General characteristics



  1. ^ "Issoire Aviation - Historique". Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  2. ^ Jackson 2003, pp. 136–137.
  • Jackson, Paul. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2003–2004. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Information Group, 2003. ISBN 0-7106-2537-5.

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