+VIDEO The Polish designed single-engine personal jet, Flaris LAR1, has made its first flight.
“This is a milestone for the project,” said Rafal Ladzinski, head of the Flaris programme.
“This small jet, powered by a Williams FJ33-5A engine produced in the United States, is a worldwide innovative structure. It belongs to a new category of High Speed Personal Jets.”
Flaris LAR1 is produced by a company called Metal-Master, co-financed by the European Union, and is designed for holders of a private pilot licence.
Metal-Master says the aircraft:
- Can take-off and land on short grass airports and has a ground roll of 250 metres
- Has a cruise speed of 390kt and a max speed of 416kt TAS
- Service ceiling 46,000ft
- Mx weight 1,500kg
- Empty weight 700kg
- Range 1200nm
- Has an airframe constructed from pre-impregnated carbon fibre
- Has six seats
- Garmin G600 flightdeck
- Has detachable wings for storage