STOL CH 750 Now Available as Factory-Assembled LSA
Zenith's Jabiru 3300-powered STOL CH 750 LSA is now available ready to fly.
August 23, 2012 - Zenith Aircraft Company's popular light-sport utility Chris Heintz design, the STOL CH 750, is now available as a factory-assembled LSA from Tennessee Aircraft Development LLC (Tenn-Air). The large-cabin aircraft, powered by a six-cylinder Jabiru 3300 engine, is being offered at the introductory price of $74,900.
As announced by Pete Krotje, head of Jabiru USA, at EAA AirVenture last month, Tenn-Air has licensed the design rights from Zenair Ltd. to produce the all-metal high-wing CH 750 as a factory-assembled LSA. Tenn-Air will purchase STOL CH 750 kits from Zenith and assemble them to LSA standards at its factory in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
The Zenith kits are produced using extensive CNC production technology, making it possible for Tenn-Air to offer the factory-assembled aircraft for less than $75,000.
"The CH 750 is very popular with all pilots and not just with kit builders," said Sebastien Heintz, Zenith owner. "We're pleased that it will be available at a very reasonable price as a factory-assembled aircraft."
The STOL CH 750, often called a "Sky Jeep," is optimized for off-airport operations and short takeoffs and landings, using fixed-wing leading edge slats and other high-lift design features. The all-metal aircraft is configured with standard steerable tricycle gear configuration, with a large, high-visibility cabin. New features include available adjustable seats and a raised cabin for even more head room.
Tenn-Air plans to show its first production STOL CH 750 LSA at the upcoming 20th anniversary Zenith Aircraft Company Open Hangar Day on September 22, 2012.