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Monday, 04 May 2009 19:57 Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2009 19:56
The UK Gets it’s First Remos GX Demonstrator
In Early January 2009, the UK division of Remos Aircraft has taken delivery of its first Remos GX demonstrator. Remos Aircraft UK Ltd’s Managing Director Peter Foggin flew the aircraft, D-MPGB from the company’s manufacturing base in Passewalk just outside Berlin in Germany to Conington Aerodrome in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
Operating on an EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) permit to fly, the aircraft will eventually be certified under the new EASA ELA1 category when it is due to come into operation in 2009/2010. D-MPGB will be used as a demonstrator flying from both Conington and Shobdon in Shropshire. Featuring the Dynon 100 EFIS (electronic flight information system) and a Flymap L GPS Navigation System, the Remos GX looks the business. Power is delivered by the very common 100hp, Rotax 912S via a two-bladed wooden fixed-pitch prop. With a cruise of 104kts (193km/h) it burns a respectable 17 litres per hour and is due to come in 3 variants, the Traveller, the Voyager and the Cruiser, all with a different panel fit out.
At the end of last year (2008) Remos reported having sold 300 units of its G3 and GX models with the largest customer base being in the US. The first UK customer took delivery of his GX in late 2008.