EASA Certifies IBIS AE270

 - September 26, 2006, 10:44 AM

Ibis Aerospace’s Ae270 turboprop single completed EASA certification, and FAA certification is expected shortly. However, the current version of the Ae270 has not met performance targets and the Czech manufacturer intends to develop an improved Ae270 to go into production. Ibis said it will receive additional financing this year to fund development through to the point that series production can begin. The Ae270B will have a larger, lighter wing that will be longer and deeper than the existing design. It will also have repositioned flaps and ailerons to provide greater range and improve stall characteristics. This new version of the aircraft is not expected to receive certification until the middle of next year.