Sonex Onex Earns FAA Kit Approval
Kits and Accessories Fully Developed
Sonex's Onex has earned the all-important National Kit Evaluation Team approval from the FAA.
February 16, 2012 – Sonex Aircraft LLC has earned kit approval for its single-place Onex from the FAA National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET). Sonex General Manager Mark Schaible made the announcement during this week's EAA webinar about the Onex (pronounced "One-X").
The FAA will now publish an amateur-building checklist for the folding-wing, sport pilot-eligible aircraft, which will allow Onex builders to show compliance with the major portion requirement of the 51 percent rule. NKET approval is not only important to builders in the United States, but also to builders in many other countries whose aviation authorities base their homebuilt aircraft regulations upon NKET approval.
Sonex Aircraft also announced the availability of Onex upholstery packages, as well as Onex-specific installation information for the AeroConversions AeroVee engine. "We wrapped-up 2011 as an action-packed year for the Onex design," Sonex Aircraft CEO and Onex lead designer Jeremy Monnett said. "We saw first flight of the No. 1 prototype on January 27, 2011, completed a flight test program on the aircraft, created the Onex airframe kit and sub-kits, completed the full set of Onex plans, achieved first flight and testing of the No. 2 tricycle gear prototype, and sold and shipped more than 50 Onex kits by year's end. Some of the first customers whose kits shipped in July and August are close to completing and flying their aircraft."
The Onex complete airframe kit and sub-kits offer more than ever before in pre-fabricated parts and matched-hole tooling. Sonex estimates that builders can get their aircraft flying for as little as $25,299. For more information visit www.SonexAircraft.com or www.AeroConversions.com.