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Chinese Windecker Eagle production on track

PUBLISHED: 12:51 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:51 16 November 2017

PHOTO: WINDECKER AIRCRAFT  - The Eagle is a handsome all-composite US design

PHOTO: WINDECKER AIRCRAFT - The Eagle is a handsome all-composite US design

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Windecker soon expect to receive certification from China’s flying authority

Windecker Aircraft’s North Carolina-based research and development facility expects soon to receive Federal Aviation Administration and Civil Aviation Administration of China type certification for the Windecker Eagle I.

Windecker’s Chinese parent company will produce a new modernised version of the Eagle, which was originally certified in 1969 and was the first all-composite aircraft to gain FAA approval. Only eight of the original models were built.

In China Windecker has built a 90,000-square-metre manufacturing facility from which the first aircraft are expected to come off the production line in late 2018 or early 2019. Target markets are China’s burgeoning general aviation sector and other Asian countries.

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