European CS-LSA aircraft regulations - the dream of flight is more accessible and more affordable than ever before
In 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), working closely with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) created what has been called “The biggest change in aviation in 50 years.” They created an entirely new category of aircraft (Light Sport Aircraft) as well as a new category of pilot license (Sport Pilot), both aimed specifically at consumer recreational flying. Now, the category is coming to Europe as the CS-LSA equivalent.
ELA is not a new category of aircraft defined by criteria such as stalling speed or certification code, but is a substantially simpler new process for the regulation.One of the categories under ELA1 will be the LSA - Light Sport Aircraft. The LSAcategory provides the promise of factory built super-ships, with modern avionics,efficient airframes and economic operating costs. Ultimately the availability of LSAcategory aircraft in Europe will be a huge benefit to the European light aircraftmarket.
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