The LSA variant based on the EASA certified Aero AT-3

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Aero AT-4 LSA (Light Sport Aircraft)

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The Aero AT-4 had been developed in parallel to the EASA CS-VLA certified Aero AT-3 in order to meet the new US Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) regulations.  It has already been successfully marketed in the USA for several years as the Gobosh G700S. Although the basic construction techniques and materials employed are fundamentally of the same high standard as its certified sister aircraft, the AT-4 has some notable differences.  The most obvious of these is an increased wingspan, wing area and modified wing form needed to achieve the lower stall speeds required by LSA regulations, when compared to the European VLA category.  Winglets and a larger elevator were also added as part of this process.

The LSA regulations also permit the use of non-certified components such as engines and instruments, more commonly found in kit-built aircraft and microlight/ultralight types.  This allows for some overall cost savings when compared to the fully certified aircraft.  The AT-4 uses the 100 hp Rotax 912 ULS engine (the uncertified equivalent to the 912S).  The simplified approval process for LSAs also allows a wider range of avionics and equipment to be offered.

 

The AT-4 is now available to European customers under the EASA Permit-to-Fly system.  This is an interim measure until the European Light Sport Aircraft category and related operational regulations come into force, which is expected to be within the next 18 months to 2 years.

 

 

Are Night VFR and IFR allowed ?

 

Although the American Light Sport regulations allow for flight in Night VFR and limited IFR under certain circumstances, this is not currently permitted in Europe.  However the AT-4 aircraft can be fitted with the appropriate equipment in anticipation of future rule changes, as can the AT-3.

 

Other Operational Restrictions

 

The Permit-To-Fly system does impose restrictions on the certain aspects of the operation of all LSA aircraft:

 

These currently include:

 

                          - only daytime VFR operation

                          - only not-for-profit, non-commercial operation (ie private, group-owned or non-profit club use)

                          - no hire or charter, air work, public transport or other commercial use

                          - no solo training

 

The full implementation of the European Light Sport Aircraft category may bring with it a relaxation of some of these restrictions if certain additional requirements are met, but this is not yet set in stone. Potential owners who feel these restrictions may not be compatible with their own requirements can opt for the EASA certified AERO AT-3 VLA, which can be used for full PPL training, charter, hire and other commercial operations. 

 

Maintenance

 

Maintenance of LSA aircraft on an EASA Permit-to-Fly falls under EASA Part M regulations, which are those also applicable to certified VLA aircraft.  The same level of pilot maintenance as allowed for kit-built permit aircraft is not permitted.  However Part M does allow for a certain amount of pilot/owner maintenance, such as oil changes and other basic tasks.   Further details are available from the Civil Aviation Authority website.

 

 

Specifications 

Engine

TBO

Rotax 912 ULS (100 hp)

1500 hrs (recommended)

Propeller

ELPROP 3-1-1P 3-blade ground adjustable

aero-elastic carbon composite propeller

MTOW

Empty Weight

Useful Load

600 kg / 1320 lb

Approx. 380 kg / 838 lb

Approx. 220 kg / 481 lb

Fuel Capacity

70 litres / 18.5 gal

Wing Area

Wing Span

11.4 m² / 122.711 ft²

8.35 m / 27.40 ft

Length

Height

6.25 m / 20.51 ft

2.23 m / 7.32 ft


Performance

 

Cruising Speed

Max Cruising Speed

Vne

Vno

Va

Vs

195 km/h / 105 KIAS

215 km/h / 116 KIAS

247 km/h / 133 KIAS

208 km/h / 112 KIAS

166 km/h /   90 KIAS

  66 km/h /   36 KCAS

Take-off distance (ground roll)

Landing distance (ground roll)

Take-off distance (over 15 m / 50 ft object)

Landing distance (over 15 m / 50 ft object)

116 m / 380 ft

200 m / 656

248 m / 812 ft

405 m / 1329 ft

 

Rate of Climb

4.9 m/s /  965 fpm

Range

717 km / 387 nm

Ceiling

4400 m /  14435 ft

Design Load Factor

 

4.0 / - 2.0 G

 

Power Loading

6.0 kg/hp / 13.23 lb/hp

 

Guide Price List (Euro)                                                    x = standard           o = optional extra

 

Sport Edition
(Day VFR only)

Elite Edition
(Day/Night VFR)

Elite + Edition
(Fully-Loaded)

Price EURO Ex works Mielec, Poland, excl. VAT

90,100.00

91,600.00

96,000.00

POWERPLANT

 

 

 

Rotax 912 ULS

x

x

x

Elprop 3 Blade Composite Prop

x

x

x

AVIONICS

 

 

 

Traditional Six-Pack Flight Instr.

x

x

x

Garmin GTX328 Mode S Transponder

x

x

x

PM3000 Intercom

o

x

x

SL30 Nav/Comm w/CDI

o

o

x

SL40 Com function only

x

x

 

Air Gizmo doc. antenna and installation for 495 GPS

x

x

x

INTERIOR

 

 

 

Two-Tone Leather Seats

x

x

x

AIRFRAME

 

 

 

Warranty 2 years/400 hours

x

x

x

White with choice of vinyl stripes

x

x

x

Custom Two-Tone Paint
(Red or Blue)

o

o

o

Wheel Fairings

x

x

x

Tow Bar / Control Lock

x

x

x


Delivery & Registration Costs approx. GBP 1,500.00

These are guide prices as of June 2009. 

We will provide a written formal quotation on request.

We reserve the right to amend the prices in this price list without prior notice