Captain Julio Consuegra, at the controls during the flight, confirmed that the stability and handling characteristics of the aircraft were kept intact for this Colombian version of the German design.
Medellín, AN (PRWEB) August 04, 2014
The aircraft was put through some basic maneuvers during a one hour flight from Rionegro airport in Colombia, a runway with an elevation of 7000 ft also used by Airbus for the A380 hot & high testing.
As usual for a first flight, the gear was not retracted (the Mistral has a retractable nose gear). Captain Julio Consuegra, at the controls during the flight, confirmed that the stability and handling characteristics of the aircraft were kept intact for this Colombian version of the German design, although using full power from its Lycoming AEIO-360 engine, rated at 200 HP in comparison with the previous version limited to 180 HP.
The flight test program will continue in order to validate other aircraft characteristics like performance and new avionics systems installed.
The MY-103 Mistral is a +6g aerobatic training aircraft based on the BO-209 Monsun developed by Hermann and Albert Mylius and is to be type certificated under EASA CS-23 standards by AIMING SAS.
Gross Weight: 950 Kg
Cruise speed: 145 KTAS
Max Endurance: 5hrs
Flight Loads (g's): +6, -4
Engine: Lycoming AEIO-360-A1E (200 HP) Propeller: 3 blade MT Propellers
Gear: Tricycle, Nose gear fully retractable.
Avionics: Aspen Evolution 2000 dual/redundant EFIS, backed by a Kelly Manufacturing RCA 2600 digital standby attitude indicator.
Other systems: Garmin GTN 650 FMS, GTX 330 transponder and GNC 255A NAV/COM
The avionics package includes also a JP Instruments EDM 930 for a total electronic IFR instrument panel with no vacuum system.
Aero Integration & Manufacturing is a company established in 2012 in Medellin, Colombia with the purpose of re-launching the Mylius family of aircraft and to expand further in the industry by adding more aircraft projects as they become available. AIMING is partly owned by Indaer a well-established engineering, consulting and MRO company also based in Colombia, and a group of private investors.
Indaer was created in 2002 as a successor to ACES, a South American regional airline with a long and uccessful history of Airbus, Boeing and ATR operations. As a result of this, Indaer has a long technical and commercial relationship with ATR.
Today Indaer employs 100 full-time engineers, technicians and systems analysts who provide start-up and lease transition assistance; technical training; maintenance planning and oversight; in-service engineering; and field support for owners and lessors of Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, ATR and Bombardier aircraft.
Indaer also provides ATR 42/72 and Beechcraft King Air maintenance at its facilities in Medellin-Colombia and is currently adding more capabilities on other aircraft types.