15 APRIL 2019
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Billed as the world’s most economical business aircraft of its kind, the Polish Flaris Lar 1 engineered by the Metal-Master construction company and belonging to a new category of high-speed personal jets known as HPJ has flinally flown.
Powered by a Williams FJ33-5A engine produced in the US, the aircraft is claimed by Flaris programme head Rafał Ładziński to be a worldwide innovative structure with the first flight "a milestone for the project and for the aviation industry”.
The Lar 1 is designed for holders of private pilot licences with its makers claiming it can take-off and land on short grass-runway airports and fly 770kmh (about 478 mph), a speed comparable to passenger aircraft at FL250 or 7,600m.
Ładziński added: This is a single-engine jet with a lightweight composite structure. It belongs to a new category of small business jets, which are ideal for those who need to travel quickly for business or leisure.
“It combines the opposing characteristics of ease of flying, typical of ultralight planes, and performance in speed and range typical of jets.”
The worldwide innovative solutions implemented in the aircraft structure are protected by eight patents obtained by the Metal-Master company for the project, which is co-financed by the EU.
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