23 JULY 2012

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Article from BTNews 23 JULY 2012

Lisa makes airplanes

Since it is a very serious product, designed to conform with the new US light sport aircraft regulations, and with regard to the somewhat wet weather we have had in the UK of late, BTNews is pleased to report that the French-built Lisa Akoya amphibian aircraft is to be demonstrated at Oskosh. 

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Annual Convention and Fly-In (Oskosh) takes place this year from today (23 July) until Sunday.  It is the world’s largest gathering of aircraft enthusiasts and their aircraft.

The Akoya is a single-engined two-seater monoplane with a rear mounted lightweight piston engine developed since 2007 intended for the owner-pilot with a need to use lakeside/river facilities.  It has folding wings and can be garaged.  Recent flight tests from Lake Bourget, south of Geneva have indicated a top speed of 130 knots and 42mpg fuel burn.  The aircraft is said to have a range of 1,250 miles, eight hours flying time.  It is built entirely from carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites and is also equipped with skis for snow operations. www.lisa-airplanes.com

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