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Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012

Swift reveals plans for new UK-built light aircraft

The first new family of light aircraft to be certified in the UK for over two decades is poised to make the leap from the drawing board to prototype.

The Swift range of two-seat aircraft are designed for touring and training, and will initially comprise:

  • Swift II: Certified CS-23
  • Swift VLA: Certified CS-VLA
  • Swift VLA: Kit Plane for amateur-build via LAA approval

The company says, "The Swift range of aircraft promise to be exceptional new designs ideal for touring and training. These aircraft will be all composite, single engine piston, aerobatic, low wing monoplanes with a two person side by side seating. Being fast, powerful and agile, the Swift range will be suitable for performing up to advanced level aerobatics."

"Using advanced computer engineering techniques, such as Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Swift Aircraft can maximise aerodynamic efficiency, keep weight to an absolute minimum and conduct most of the ‘flight’ testing prior to construction.

"This kind of technology has previously been used for military and commercial aircraft, but it is a real breakthrough for light aircraft design in the UK." 

Find out more at http://www.swiftaircraft.com/

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