2020 Oct.

AS 33 Es receives EASA Certification

Intensive Flight Testing

With great pleasure have we received the news that the EASA has certified the AS 33 Es, our new 18m sailplane only 9 months after its first flight on 23 January 2020.  The certification was given as part of the latest issue of CS-22 (Amendment 2, 05 March 2009).  With this the AS 33 Es complies with the current European technical and safety requirements.

The certification was achieved by means of a very intensive flight test program according to the CS-22 requirements in which flying performance, flying characteristics and behaviour in borderline situations were analysed and evaluated.

The very good-natured flying characteristics noted on the first flight were strongly confirmed during flight testing: the aircraft can be easily and safely controlled, even in borderline situations. The planned for and predicted flying characteristics of the AS 33 Es were also confirmed during the approximately 100 starts and 50 hours of flying time which were much higher than the minimum testing requirements.

Meanwhile, series production is in full swing and delivery of the first customer aircraft has begun.