31 Aug '14, 9am

Icon Unveils the First Production A5 Light Sport Aircraft

Icon Unveils the First Production A5 Light Sport Aircraft

With a dramatic flair true to the company’s style, Icon Aircraft unveiled the first production copy of its A5 light sport aircraft in July at EAA AirVenture, the world’s biggest general-aviation air show, in Oshkosh, Wis. The company’s CEO, Kirk Hawkins, built Icon from the ground up to produce this one design (at least for the foreseeable future). He hopes the A5 will attract new pilots with its sporty style, easy user interface, and advanced aerodynamic design. The company has secured some 1,400 orders for the airplane to date, and if you order one now, you should expect a four-year wait. The company also recently announced that it has acquired a 140,000-square-foot facility in Vacaville, Calif., where production will commence next year, with first deliveries to start in May. The two-seat A5 features folding wings that make it easy to store the airplane or tow it on a tr...

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