Cirrus set to produce amphibious aircraft components
PUBLISHED: 15:50 07 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:18 10 October 2012
Cirrus Aircraft has agreed to produce composite airframe components for the ICON A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft.
Cirrus Aircraft has agreed to produce a ‘significant portion’ of composite airframe components for the ICON A5 amphibious Light Sport Aircraft.
“The ICON A5 is certainly the most innovative LSA on the market, and we’re delighted to be able to play a meaningful role in bringing it to production,” said Dale Klapmeier, CEO of Cirrus Aircraft. “We believe that Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) and sport pilots are critically important to the growth and future of aviation.
"Cirrus and ICON share the common vision that exciting, innovative and safe new aircraft are a key to unlocking the enormous potential within our industry.”
The components will be manufactured at the Cirrus Grand Forks factory in North Dakota.
Design, system integration, final assembly, finishing and testing of the amphibious aircraft will be carried out by ICON at its facility in Tehachapi, California.
Cirrus will begin composite component production at the end of this year, and the first production aircraft it expected to be completed during summer 2013.
For more information see Icon or Cirrus’s websites.