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New Remos LSA has first flightNew Remos LSA has first flight

All values “were in the green” when Remos AG conducted the maiden flight of its new light sport aircraft, the Remos GXiS, in Pasewalk, Germany, May 26.
The Remos GXiS made its first flight May 26. Photo courtesy of Remos AG.

Flight tests for European LSA certification are next for the airplane, which will be the first Remos model powered by a Rotax 912 iS Sport fuel-injected engine.

A new starting system in which “almost all checks are done automatically now” also has been designed for the airplane.

“The Remos GXiS also offers a state-of-the-art avionics suite,” the manufacturer said in a video-accompanied news release announcing the maiden test results.

Remos AG plans to offer the aircraft in the United States “as an ASTM-compliant LSA.”

AOPA reported in March that Remos would re-enter the U.S. market with the introduction of the new model, would expand its dealer network, and had named flight-training company Skybound Aviation of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the exclusive distributor for North America. Skybound also is the exclusive distributor of parts to support the existing Remos fleet in North America.

Dan Namowitz

Dan Namowitz

Associate Editor Web
Associate Editor Web Dan Namowitz has been writing for AOPA in a variety of capacities since 1991. He has been a flight instructor since 1990 and is a 30-year AOPA member.
Topics: Aircraft, Aviation Industry, Ownership

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