18 JULY 2022


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Article from BTNews 18 JULY 2022

Aerobility at Farnborough

Based at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, Aerobility is a leading disabled flying charity changing the lives of anyone with any disability by providing access to the magic and wonder of flight with up to 1,000 individuals a year. also supports the recovery of our armed forces veterans with 30% of flyers being wounded, injured or sick former military personnel.

Highlighted at the show is Project Able, its newly introduced Grob G109B ‘ABLE’ on the flight line, just 14 months on from the formal launch of the programme.

With a complete airframe overhaul, state-of-the-art Garmin avionics and options, new Rotax engine and MT Propeller, the Able’s performance and handling has been radically enhanced, while the fuel consumption has been significantly reduced.  

Grob Able’s fuel injected Rotax 912 iSc fuel efficient engine is certified to run on sustainable vehicle fuel such as E10, resulting in lower carbon emissions. Its glider design and MT hydraulic constant speed propeller also brings highly efficient operations, for example 100 knots is achieved burning just 11.7L per hour.   

Aerobility’s Project Able is a unique, award-winning and UK Government-backed programme, which centres on returning former RAF training aircraft to societal use, including disabled flying.  Aerobility plans to introduce up to six more to its fleet whilst at the same time marketing and selling the aircraft commercially, in a unique collaboration with Germany’s Grob Aircraft and Southern Sailplanes in the UK.

“Aerobility’s ambition is to inspire a new generation of Grob pilots and encourage pilot training schools, gliding clubs, military operators working with young people, aviation enthusiasts and others to seriously consider purchasing a Grob G109B Able aircraft”,  said Mike Miller-Smith, CEO, Aerobility.



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