XCub Certified In Canada And Japan
CubCrafters has announced that its two-seat XCub received type certification from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) last week. The company has been growing steadily since 2009 and recently announced plans to significantly increase production in 2019. According to CubCrafters, the first XCub delivery has already landed in Japan.
“XCub is finding an ever-larger audience in international markets,” said CubCrafters Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brad Damm. “The increasing list of approvals for the XCub from international aviation authorities is an important part of our plan to expand the market reach of the CubCrafters product line.”
The XCub received its FAA type certification in June 2016 and EASA certification in April 2018. In the two years since the aircraft’s introduction, options for the XCub continue to evolve with CubCrafters becoming the first company to amend a type certificate to allow non-certified or non-TSO'd avionics when it announced that it would be offering Garmin’s G3X Touch in the Part 23-certified aircraft in June 2017. The company also began to offer factory-installed floats for the XCub in March 2018.
The XCub is powered by a 180-HP Lycoming O-360. In standard configuration, it has a range of 800 miles, cruises at 145 MPH and has a useful load of 1,084 pounds. Base price for the XCub is $333,400.