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Sunday, 15 March 2020

Aero Locarno signs an agreement with Sonaca Aircraft


Forwarded message - De : Frederique Jacobs


☟FRENCH VERSION BELOW
Aero Locarno signs an agreement with Sonaca Aircraft for the purchase of 5 "Sonaca 200" aircraft
Namur (Belgium), 9 March 2020 - An accredited training organization[1] (member of the Swiss Flight School Association, Swiss PSA), Aero Locarno has chosen the Sonaca 200 to complete and renew its fleet of training aircraft. Following a comparative study, Aero Locarno decided to choose Sonaca Aircraft's two-seater single-engine aircraft. "The Sonaca 200 clearly stands out from the crowd!" bluntly stated Stefano Buratti, Aero Locarno CEO. "With its aluminum structure, the Sonaca 200 is a robust and easy-to-repair trainer aircraft. Stable and agile, the aircraft proved to be easy to fly even in turbulent conditions. The Sonaca 200 is a spacious and comfortable aircraft with optimal visibility on board. We have found our new aircraft for basic training!".
Aero Locarno is Sonaca Aircraft's first Swiss customer. "We are convinced that the Sonaca 200 has its rightful place in Switzerland" said Pierre Van Wetter, Chief Commercial Officer of Sonaca Aircraft "The engine and high rates of climb are particularly well suited to mountain flying, regardless of the aircraft's payload."

About Sonaca Aircraft
Sonaca Aircraft is a subsidiary of the Sonaca Group, a major player for over 80 years in the development, manufacture and assembly of advanced aeronautical structures for the civil, military and space markets. Sonaca Aircraft is 90% owned by the aeronautical equipment manufacturer Sonaca. Sonaca Aircraft's activity covers the development, certification and marketing of the "Sonaca 200", a single-engine two-seater aircraft, specially designed and adapted for schooling and leisure flights. EASA certified in the CS-VLA airworthiness category, the Sonaca 200 is distinguished by its robust all-metal structure, its healthy flight behavior, its high payload and its very low operating cost thanks to the expertise of a world-class aeronautical group. www.sonaca-aircraft.com
About Aero Locarno
Aero Locarno SA is member of the Swiss Pilot School Association (Swiss PSA) as an Approved-Training-Organization (ATO). Under the new management, in the last two years the training capacity has been more than doubled as well as the fleet size reaching the number of 9 airplanes and one professional fixed based simulator. Employing mainly professional pilots as instructors, the school developed a training method close to the airline training techniques, preparing the students for the flying career from the very first flying hour. www.aerolocarno.ch

[1] ATO: Approved-Training-Organization

FRENCH VERSION
Aero Locarno  signe un contrat avec Sonaca Aircraft portant sur l'achat de 5 avions « Sonaca 200 »
Namur (Belgique), le 9 mars 2020 - Organisme de formation agréé[1] (membre de l'Association suisse des école de pilotage, SwissPSA), Aero Locarno a choisi le Sonaca 200 pour compléter et renouveler sa flotte d'avions école. Au terme d'une étude comparative, le choix d'Aero Locarno s'est porté sur le monomoteur biplace de Sonaca Aircraft. « Le Sonaca 200 sort clairement du lot ! » affirme sans détour Stefano Buratti, CEO d'Aero Locarno. « Avec sa structure en aluminium, le Sonaca 200 est un avion d'école robuste et facile à réparer. Stable et agile, l'appareil s'est avéré facile à piloter y compris en conditions de turbulences. Le Sonaca 200 est un avion spacieux et confortable, la visibilité à bord y est optimale. Nous avons trouvé notre nouvel avion pour la formation de base ! ».
Aero Locarno est le premier client suisse de Sonaca Aircraft. « Nous sommes convaincus que le Sonaca 200 a toute sa place en Suisse » déclare Pierre Van Wetter, Chief Commercial Officer et Co-Fondateur de Sonaca Aircraft « La motorisation et les hauts taux de montée s'avèrent particulièrement adaptés aux vols en montagne et ce quelle que soit la masse d'emport de l'avion ». 
Au sujet de Sonaca Aircraft
Sonaca Aircraft est une filiale du groupe Sonaca, acteur majeur depuis plus de 80 ans dans le développement, la fabrication et l'assemblage de structures aéronautiques avancées destinées aux marchés civil, militaire et spatial. Sonaca Aircraft est détenue à 90% par l'équipementier aéronautique Sonaca. L'activité de Sonaca Aircraft couvre le développement, la certification et la commercialisation de l'avion monomoteur biplace « Sonaca 200 », spécialement conçu et adapté pour l'écolage et les vols de loisir. Certifié EASA dans la catégorie de navigabilité CS-VLA, le Sonaca 200 se distingue par sa structure robuste entièrement métallique, son comportement sain au pilotage, sa masse d'emport élevée et son très faible coût d'exploitation grâce à l'expertise d'un groupe aéronautique de taille mondiale. www.sonaca-aircraft.com
Au sujet d'Aero Locarno
Aero Locarno SA est membre de l'Association suisse des écoles de pilotage (SwissPSA), donc reconnue par l'Autorité comme organisme de formation agréé (ATO). Sous l'impulsion du nouveau management, la capacité de formation et la taille de la flotte ont plus que doublé durant les deux dernières années pour atteindre le nombre de 9 avions et un simulateur professionnel fixe. Employant principalement des pilotes et des instructeurs professionnels, l'école a développé une méthode de formation proche des techniques de formation des compagnies aériennes, préparant les étudiants à une carrière de pilote dès les toutes premières heures de la formation. www.aerolocarno.ch

[1] ATO: Approved-Training-Organization

Images (available in HD, on request) - © Sonaca Aircraft 

1. Sonaca 200



2. Stefano Buratti, Aero Locarno CEO


Frédérique JACOBS
Communication & Press Relations

M: +32 479 429 636


Friday, 21 June 2019

Pilot 2019 07 article on the Sonaca 200

The Sonaca is well on the way of fame.
There is a good article in the last "Pilot" revue.

The Sonaca 200 will be at the Florennes Air Days this week end 

Monday, 10 June 2019

New installations for Sonaca Aircraft

Forwarded message - De : Frederique Jacobs


New installations for Sonaca Aircraft

Last week, Sonaca Aircraft took possession of its new premises. They are located at Namur airfield (EBNM) in Belgium, and include an assembly hall with an area of 2,000 m², offices and a showroom. The building has been designed to receive customers and visitors in optimum conditions. Because of these new facilities, Sonaca Aircraft is preparing to ramp up its pace and produce two planes per month from summer 2019. 
The official inauguration is scheduled for September 2019. 
 In June 2019, six Sonaca 200s have already been delivered and are being operated by flight schools and flying clubs. About fifty aircraft have been ordered by customers[1] in Belgium, France, Germany, Turkey, UK, …
Press visits
We organise press tours combined with the Sonaca 200 presentation by appointment for the international press. Please contact Frédérique Jacobs, Communication & Press Relations for more information: frederique.jacobs@sonaca-aircraft.com, tel: +32 479 429 636. 
 About Sonaca Aircraft
Sonaca Aircraft is a subsidiary of the Sonaca Group, a major stakeholder for over 80 years in the development, manufacture and assembly of advanced aeronautical structures for the civil, military and space markets. With a start-up capital of more than 3 million euros, Sonaca Aircraft is 90% owned by the Sonaca aeronautics original equipment manufacturer. Sonaca Aircraft's activity covers the development, certification and marketing of the single-engined two-seater aircraft "Sonaca 200" specially designed and adapted for pilot training and recreational flights. EASA-certified in the CS-VLA airworthiness category, the Sonaca 200 stands out due to its robust structure which is entirely made of metal, its sound handling, its high payload mass, and its very low operating cost thanks to the expertise of a global aeronautics group.
More News on: https://bit.ly/2TNiKXH


[1] Sonaca Aircraft's customers: flight training schools, flying clubs and private pilots.
Pictures © Sonaca Aircraft // HD Pictures (and other pictures) available on request //






Frédérique JACOBS
Communication & Press Relations

M: +32 479 429 636