Randy Schlitter Continues His Discussion
About His All-Metal S-19 LSA
The RANS S-19 achieved SLSA certification, just a few months ago
and is already getting solid attention from the sport aviation
buying public. The aircraft is destined to enter series production
as the S-19LS. Certification was granted December 21, and delivery
of the first S-19LS planes should begin by the end of 2008.
The company notes the S-19LS is the first all-new aircraft --
made and designed in the USA, and specifically intended for the
light sport category -- to receive SLSA status since the ruling
went into effect.
"As the first all-new US design and manufactured light sport to
be offered RANS has achieved something unique as the plane itself,"
said Randy Schlitter, CEO of RANS Aircraft.
The S-19LS is an all-metal, low wing aircraft, relying heavily
on CAD/CAM methods. "In fact we never built a prototype, the first
aircraft was production tooled and proof of tooling and process,"
The S-19LS features the Rotax 912ULS power plant, all glass
cockpit, and a $110,000 introductory price. The company plans to
size production to demand projecting 50 within 12 months, and
doubling sometime after.
Expansion plans may be in the works as well... since the firm
already produces the $85,000 S-7LS, a high wing tube and fabric
tailwheel plane, which has been in production since October of
Aero-TV interviewed Designer Randy Schlitter at the 2008 Sebring
Light Sport Aircraft Expo and got some interesting details on the
future of this exciting new LSA.
Randy Schlitter Chats Up The All-Metal
S-19 LSA (Part Two)
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