Comp Air Adds Two New Designs
Comp Air, a manufacturer of composite aircraft kits based in Merritt Island, Fla., has added two new designs to its lineup. The Comp Air 9 is a high-wing, fixed-gear six-place turboprop. "We saw an empty spot in the market that this aircraft would fit," Comp Air spokesman Bill Fedorko told AVweb at Sun 'n Fun on Wednesday. "It will haul a lot of weight, it's easy to fly, fuel-efficient and low-maintenance, a good family aircraft." The other new design is the Comp Air 11, a slightly smaller version of the Comp Air 12, but with the same turbine engine, which Fedorko said will drive it at speeds up to 360 knots. It will be a low-wing airplane with retractable gear. The first copies of both aircraft are now under construction. The Comp Air 9 should be ready to fly to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this summer, and the Comp Air 11 should be flying by next January, Fedorko said.
The company has delivered about 200 airplanes from its build center that are now being flown by customers, according to Fedorko.