A historical moment for the Belgian aeronautics industry on Monday 19 June, Sonaca Aircraft has completed the first flight of the Sonaca 200 at Charleroi airport.

At the end of 2015, the Sonaca group announced the creation of its subsidiary Sonaca Aircraft dedicated to the development, certification and marketing of a new training aircraft called Sonaca 200. The two-seater single-engine aircraft, specially designed for pilot training and leisure flights is currently going through the certification process.

An ambitious and innovative industrial project

With a capital of more than 2 million euros, Sonaca Aircraft is 65% owned by Sonaca aerospace equipment manufacturer and 25% owned by The Airplane Factory. “Having the financial support of renowned industrial players makes sure the project rests on strong financial foundations and allows us to make rapid progress with the commercialization of the aircraft,” comments Yves Delatte, CEO of Sonaca Aircraft.

Developed and assembled in Gosselies, in Belgium, the aircraft is already being marketed. The first aircraft will be delivered in October 2017. Sonaca Aircraft believes that this project will create some 50 jobs.

More information on: http://www.sonaca-aircraft.com/