The popular Zenair STOL CH 750 Light Sport will once again be offered as a ready-to-fly aircraft, welcome news for aviators without the time or resources to build the aircraft themselves. Canada’s Zenair and Alabama’s M-Squared Aircraft—which will assemble the aircraft—made the announcement here at Sun ‘n Fun. The new partners also disclosed how much it will cost and when it will be available.
The CH 750 was initially offered as an S-LSA (a factory-built light sport aircraft), but for the past few years has been available only as a kit. Designed by aeronautical engineer and kit aircraft pioneer Chris Heintz, the all-metal, two-place aircraft is optimized for STOL (short take-off and landing) flight. Powered by the 100 hp Continental O-200 engine, with its full-span leading-edge slats, the CH 750 can take off in just 100 feet, according to Zenair. M-Squared, known for its current line of “tube & fabric” light aircraft designs, will complete construction at its Alabama facilities, with assemblies provided by Zenair.
“We have always been impressed by this innovative STOL design,” said Paul Mather, founder and CEO of M-Squared. “As an established LSA manufacturer, we’re ideally positioned and equipped to produce” the aircraft, he said.
Deliveries of the first completely finished S-LSAs are expected this spring. The base price for the all-metal STOL CH 750 with a Continental 0-200 D and a touch-screen avionics display is $99,990.
Zenair and M-Squared point to their well-developed LSA-compliant design/engineering offices, long-established LSA-compliant manufacturing facilities, and experienced ongoing airworthiness support as additional reasons why prospective STOL buyers seeking a quicker path to the sky should consider the S-LSA version of the CH 750.