Liberty XL2 Certified In Europe

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Liberty Aerospace has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for both VFR and IFR ratings of the Liberty XL2, the company announced on Wednesday. The company now plans to develop new overseas markets. “As Liberty’s global expansion continues I am confident that our aircraft’s unique mix of economy, affordability and modern technology will appeal to the world wide GA market,” company spokesman Keith Markley said in a news release. The aircraft also has recently been certified in Indonesia and China.

The company hopes the airplane's fuel economy and low maintenance costs will appeal to European buyers. This summer, the first Liberty XL2 aircraft to be registered in Europe will fly across Europe from north to south -- from North Cape in Norway to Greece -- and from east to west -- Portugal to Poland -- to demonstrate its capability as a reliable cross-country aircraft. The two-seat XL2 is built with a carbon-fiber fuselage and modular construction, and is powered by a piston engine equipped with full authority digital engine control (FADEC). Liberty Aerospace is based in Florida.