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#1838861
This consultation appears to be paving the way, in part, for the introduction later this year of a change to Airworthiness Requirement which will allow aircraft called microlights to be certified to a MTOM of 600kg.

https://www.caa.co.uk/News/UK-Civil-Aviation-Authority-launches-consultation-on-proposed-changes-to-CAP-553-(BCAR-Section-A,-A3-7-and-A8-26---A8-21,-A8-23-and-A8-24)/

I have to declare an interest in this move as I'm advising the Czech manufacturer JMB on the "cultural" aspects of dealing with our regulator.

https://www.jmbaircraft.com
#1838895
According to the Sting website (https://stingaircraft.co.uk/) they have beaten you to it

"Delayed by COVID-19 issues but the Stream is NOW AVAILABLE to the U.K. The TL-Ultralight STREAM has now been approved in the newly defined factory built Sub-600Kg “Microlight” category, during 2021. This exceptional retractable tandem aircraft offers the feel of a Military fighter yet has the docile handling on approach and landing reminiscent of its’ stable mate the STING. Despite the remarkable VNE of 180 Knots and max cruise of 160 Knots yet with a stall speed of only 35 knots..."

although I'm entirely unsure how they have managed to get approval to a set of requirements that does not yet exist!
#1838922
CloudHound wrote:This consultation appears to be paving the way, in part, for the introduction later this year of a change to Airworthiness Requirement which will allow aircraft called microlights to be certified to a MTOM of 600kg.

https://www.caa.co.uk/News/UK-Civil-Aviation-Authority-launches-consultation-on-proposed-changes-to-CAP-553-(BCAR-Section-A,-A3-7-and-A8-26---A8-21,-A8-23-and-A8-24)/


Having had a quick look at the consultation documents, I can’t see anything that jumps out as being specifically related to the issue of microlights with MTOW of 600kg or a change required for that MTOW increase.

Could you point me to the relevant sections please?
#1838939
Kirkbymoorside wrote:
CloudHound wrote:This consultation appears to be paving the way....

Having had a quick look at the consultation documents, I can’t see anything that jumps out as being specifically related to the issue of microlights with MTOW of 600kg or a change required for that MTOW increase.

Could you point me to the relevant sections please?


From the BMAA mag this month ....
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