<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Pilot Magazine today click here

AutoGyro builds its 1,500th MTOsport

PUBLISHED: 09:49 24 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:49 24 November 2017

PHOTO: AutoGyro  CAPTION: With its characteristic triple tail and kinked tail boom (to clear the propeller) the AutoGyro MTOsport has become an icon in the rotary-wing world

PHOTO: AutoGyro CAPTION: With its characteristic triple tail and kinked tail boom (to clear the propeller) the AutoGyro MTOsport has become an icon in the rotary-wing world

Patrick Holland-Moritz

German autogyro manufacturer AutoGyro has delivered its 1,500th MTOsport to a customer in China

The prototype tandem-seat machine was built in 2003 and certified by the German authorities a year later. Since then the aircraft, which was named MTOsport in 2010, has been further developed and produced in bigger numbers than any other autogyro in history.

The form of the postwar autogyro was established by Igor Bensen’s ‘Gyro-copters’, which were produced in relatively small numbers. The basic design was further developed in England by Ken Wallis, whose WA-116 Little Nellie starred in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice. Inspired by these machines, it was the MTOsport that established the modern autogyro revival. ‘With its unique flight characteristics, it embodies both lifestyle and aviation history,’ claims AutoGyro.

Altogether, more than 2,500 of the German company’s autogyros are flying around the globe. AutoGyro also produces the enclosed cockpit Calidus and Cavalon, but the fact that far more than half of total production is taken up by the MTOsport, is testimony to the popularity of ‘the open and pure flying experience’.

AutoGyro has built a reputation for producing high-quality and safe aircraft. “We are very proud,” says Ulli Gehling, CEO of AutoGyro. “Proud of our team, proud of our evolution, and proud of loyal partners, pilots and friends.”

To find out more visit AutoGyro’s website.

_______________________________

Follow Pilot Mag on Facebook and Twitter

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Pilot visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Pilot staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Pilot account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from News

Friday, December 8, 2017

Keep your diary clear, these aviation events will have your December sorted.

Read more
Friday, December 8, 2017

…going to be announced later today, Friday 8 December

Read more
Thursday, December 7, 2017

On 28 November Textron Aviation confirmed long circulating rumours that it was developing a new ‘clean sheet’ twin-turboprop utility aircraft, now revealed as the Cessna SkyCourier 408, with FedEx Express as launch customer

Read more
Thursday, December 7, 2017

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on GA announced in early December that it now enjoyed the support of a record 85 Parliamentarians, making it one of the biggest APPGs in the current parliament and further strengthening the voice of GA

Read more
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Van’s Aircraft reports that an RV-7 built by David Porter of Martinsburg, West Virginia, has been ‘officially’ recognised as the 10,000th example of its RV series of homebuilts to fly

Read more
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Commercial pilots can now apply for a licence online, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced. The new service is part of the CAA’s plans to update the personnel licensing system for the UK aviation industry, with private licence applications following next year

Read more
Friday, December 1, 2017

On 6 December Garmin will be hosting a webinar on the new TXi product family, hosted by Trevor Pegrum and Ben Smith of Garmin Europe

Read more
Friday, December 1, 2017

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has announced the appointment of Richard Moriarty as its new Chief Executive. Richard was appointed following ‘a rigorous selection process including a significant number of excellent candidates’. He will succeed Andrew Haines, whose term of office is due to expire in the Summer of 2018

Read more
Friday, November 24, 2017

German autogyro manufacturer AutoGyro has delivered its 1,500th MTOsport to a customer in China

Read more
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Cone dominated the final in Thailand in his Grove-Winged Cassutt after initially being relegated to third place at the start of the race

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read


Subscribe or buy Pilot Magazine