Besigned German manufacturer Flight Design has unveiled a new low-wing aircraft that has been designed especially for a South Korean government order, but will also be available to the general market.
The KLA-100 is of carbon-fibre construction and powered by a 100-hp Rotax 912iS. The cruise speed is expected to be 132 knots. It is the company's first ever low-wing design, and was a collaborative effort with South Korean company Vessel Co. Ltd.
Although Flight Design is yet to release details, it is thought the avionics will be Garmin G3X Touch.
The KLA-100 will be built at the company's Kherson, Ukraine, plant, which is currently turning out only two aeroplanes per month.
Flight Design has been in receivership since February 2016, but has been turning out aeroplanes and parts since August last year. Two of the company's creditors, Lindig and AeroJones, indicated their intention to invest in the company last year and keep the four-seat C4 program on track, but it is now thought there are issues with the AeroJones component.
The company is now expected to emerge from administration by the end of this month.