Wednesday, November 30, -0001
SYPHONY AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES“SYMPHONY 160”
2002 – Present
|STANDARD DATA: SYMPHONY 160 Seats 2. Gross wt. 2,150. Empty wt. 1,450. Fuel 30. Engine 160-hp Lycoming 0-320-D2A.
PERFORMANCE: Top cruise 128 KTS. Initial climb rate 880 FPM. Range 430. Ceiling 16,500'. Stall 48 kts. Takeoff roll 919'. Landing roll 755'.
After a rocky start when European parent OMF GmbH declared bankruptcy, Symphony Aircraft Industries emerged from the fire as a standalone company with the 14 CFR Part 23 type certificate to resume productionof the high-tech two-seater. The flying surfaces are of standard aircraft aluminum construction. The fuselage structure is steel tubing with a non-structural fiberglass shell. Variants of the Lycoming-powered aircraft are in testing.