Congratulations to the manufacturers of the EuroFOX who have now gained Manufacturer approval from the CAA.
Their Press Release is copied below.
Ascent Industries (the parent company of
EuroFOX Aviation) is delighted to announce that the company has now received
CAA approval of their Company Exposition A8-1. This permits the company to
produce ready to fly, factory built microlights, as well as test and
development work for modifications and additional options.
a handful of companies have achieved this A8-1 CAA approval in the last decade
and Ascent Industries will start immediate production of the Nose and Tail
wheel, 450kg and 472.5kg MAUW, Rotax 912UL and 912ULS EuroFOX aircraft. The
company has already received a number of orders for RTF microlights which were
waiting this approval.
Industries have invested heavily in their exclusive use new UK factory and
airfield facility in Kent, offering full spares support, repair, maintenance
and permit renewals.
approval of the factory built EuroFOX compliments the existing EuroFOX approval
as a microlight advanced kit under the BMAA and the EuroFOX LSA 560 kg advanced
kit under the LAA. The EuroFOX advanced kit will continue to be available to
add to the existing UK fleet of over 70 microlight and LSA aircraft, almost 500
EuroFOX aircraft are flying worldwide.
Roger Cornwell explains “We would like to thank the CAA and BMAA for their hard
and diligent work to approve our new facility. Our aim was to have the approval
before the 2016 flying season starts, and despite the daily heavy workload and
pressures on the CAA and BMAA, both organisations were able to make it happen.
The willingness to find solutions to any issues that arose has been much
He continued “The EuroFOX as a ready to fly
microlight offers UK customers, training schools, groups and individuals alike
a compelling choice in Nose or Tail wheel configuration from a proven aircraft”
suitability of the EuroFOX as a primary trainer is proven for decades in the
USA and mainland Europe, and of course the structural integrity of the EuroFOX
is firmly established with its constant use as a 560 kgs MAUW glider tug
worldwide. The aircraft has pioneered and revolutionising the UK glider tug
market with its Rotax 912iS and 914UL turbo models, capable of aerotowing
gliders up to 750 kgs.
s general manager Mr Peter Toncek commented “We have worked closely with
EuroFOX Aviation to provide the data to achieve this UK CAA approval. This now
brings the UK into line with all other European countries, where a factory
produced, ready to fly microlight aircraft has been available since 1990. Our
sales to the UK are very important for Aeropro and with this new approval it
will increase the proportion of microlights sold”
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