Expedition E350 awarded certification

December 30, 2008

Expedition E350The Expedition E350, a four-place utility aircraft built by Expedition Aircraft, received FAA certification late last week. The E350 is an updated version of Ontario-based Expedition Aircraft’s Found Bush Hawk-XP.

Certified as a tricycle-gear airplane on wheels and straight and amphibious floats, the E350 will soon be available in tailwheel configuration as well. Expedition Aircraft bills the E350 as a stout utility airplane with a 315-horsepower engine, a useful load of 1,550 pounds, and a full fuel payload of more than 900 pounds.

“The Expedition was designed to be the true meaning of a high performance, flying SUV and the undisputed heavy-hauler in its class,” said Drew Hamblin, Expedition Aircraft’s director of marketing and sales.

Each aircraft is built to spec with instrument panel options that include a Garmin G600 and Flight Dynamic’s EVS-100 infrared camera. Deliveries are expected to begin in early 2009.

Stay tuned to AOPA Pilot for a full review in an upcoming issue.

Ian J. Twombly

Ian J. Twombly | "Flight Training" Editor

AOPA Pilot and Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.