Czech Sport Aircraft, a.s. (successor of Czech Aircraft Works) is an aircraft manufacturer based in the Czech Republic.[1] Czech Sport Aircraft company formally entered the market in 2009.[2]

Czech Sport Aircraft
ProductsLight aircraft

In 2011 the company's aircraft line included the amphibious Mermaid, the SportCruiser and the streamlined Parrot,[1][3] but from 2012 only the SportCruiser and PS-28 Cruiser have been produced. In June 2017 produced its 600th aircraft.

CZAW manufactured Zenair's Zenith STOL CH701 aircraft under license until the agreement was concluded in December 2006.[4]

History Edit

Czech Sport Aircraft PS-28 Cruiser at Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire, England, 2016

In 2009 the Regional Court in Brno, Czech Republic declared the CZAW company bankrupt.[5] The successor company entered the market at the same year under the name Czech Sport Aircraft.

In January 2010, the company's SportCruiser aircraft was added to the Piper Aircraft line as the PiperSport under a licensing agreement. The stated plan was that CSA would still produce the aircraft and Piper would market it worldwide, as well as supply parts to customers.[6] In January 2011, the licensing agreement with Piper was abruptly ended with Piper CEO Geoffrey Berger saying "the company has a different business perspective and approach to the market than Czech Sport Aircraft". The PiperSport distributors then formed a dealer association to ensure the continued sales of the SportCruiser and support of both the SportCruiser and PiperSport in the US.[7][8]

In 2016 the SportCruiser was the best seller aircraft in SLSA category in USA.[9]

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References Edit

  1. ^ a b Czech Sport Aircraft (2009). "About us - Czech Sport Aircraft Team". Archived from the original on 26 August 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Asociace leteckých výrobců".
  3. ^ Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, pages 38-39. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  4. ^ "Zenair Ltd and Czech Aircraft Works Terminate License Agreement" (PDF).
  5. ^ Sport Aviation: 21. March 2009. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Niles, Russ (January 2010). "Piper Unveils PiperSport LSA". Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  7. ^ Niles, Russ (January 2011). "Piper Terminates PiperSport Relationship". AvWeb. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  8. ^ Piper Aircraft (January 2011). "Piper to Terminate PiperSport Distributor Business Relationship". Archived from the original on 17 January 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  9. ^ "Light-Sport Aircraft Market Shares for Fleet and 2016". 1 May 2017.

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