Flaris jet makes first flight


+VIDEO The Polish designed single-engine personal jet, Flaris LAR1, has made its first flight.

“This is a milestone for the project,” said Rafal Ladzinski, head of the Flaris programme.

“This small jet, powered by a Williams FJ33-5A engine produced in the United States, is a worldwide innovative structure. It belongs to a new category of High Speed Personal Jets.”

Flaris LAR1 is produced by a company called Metal-Master, co-financed by the European Union, and is designed for holders of a private pilot licence.

Metal-Master says the aircraft:

  • Can take-off and land on short grass airports and has a ground roll of 250 metres
  • Has a cruise speed of 390kt and a max speed of 416kt TAS
  • Service ceiling 46,000ft
  • Mx weight 1,500kg
  • Empty weight 700kg
  • Range 1200nm
  • Has an airframe constructed from pre-impregnated carbon fibre
  • Has six seats
  • Garmin G600 flightdeck
  • Has detachable wings for storage



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