May 11, 2020

EuroStar SLX and SL+ receives approval for MTOW 525 kg from the French Civil Aviation Authority

EuroStar SLX and SL+ receives approval for MTOW 525 kg from the French Civil Aviation Authority

Evektor-Aerotechnik announces receiving French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) approval for its innovated “EuroStar SLX” and “EuroStar SL+” aircraft models with increased MTOW to 525 kg. DGAC has approved “EuroStar SLX / SL+” according to the latest aviation regulations for ULM aircraft in France published by the authority in 2019.

With MTOW enhanced to 525 kg whiles keeping low empty weight “EuroStar SLX / SL+” offer one of the highest useful load among advanced ultralight aircraft on the market French. This together with range of 1300 km by “EuroStar SL+”, outstanding flight characteristics of training aircraft, state of the art Garmin G3X or Dynon SkyView Glass Cockpit and reliability proven by 20+ year of operation make “EuroStar SLX / SL+” popular aircraft for pilot touring, leisure flying and training in ultralight aircraft flight schools.

The first DGAC approved EuroStar SL+ with MTOW 525 kg was handed over to its owner in France by Evektor-Aerotechnik´s authorized distributor for “EV-97 Eurostar” product line in France and Belgium - the company Avianor from Lille on October 24. The aircraft, based at LFQO Lille-Marcq airport, is equipped with modern Garmin G3X Touch Flight Display, G3X Autopilot with GMC305 control panel, Garmin GTR 225 radio, Ballistic recovery system, 100 hp Rotax 912ULS and DUC Swirl 3-L propeller.

Evektor-Aerotechnik has under manufacturing other three EuroStar SL+ / SLX aircraft for France, which are scheduled to be delivered yet in November. The owner of the first 525 kg MTOW “EuroStar SLX” is pilot traning organization Aeroclub Saint Junien based at Aerodrome Maryse Bastié in the Haute-Vienne region. Aeroclub Saint Junien is going to operate “EuroStar SLX” for traning of ULM pilots.

Evektor-Aerotechnik supplies its two seat EASA certified, Light Sport Aircraft and ultralight aircraft to private pilots and flight training organizations in 50 countries globally. Fleet of “EV-97 Eurostar” in France has over 130 aircraft, making it one of the biggest ULM aircraft fleets in France.

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