Aircraft Manufacturing and Design


Aircraft Manufacturing and Design

Infobox Company
company_name=Aircraft Manufacturing and Design
company_logo=
company_type=private
foundation=1995
location=Eastman, Georgia
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industry=Aerospace
products = General aviation aircraft
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operating_income =
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parent (lineage; no longer parent) = Zenair
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homepage = [http://www.newplane.com www.newplane.com]

Aircraft Manufacturing and Design Co. (AMD) is a manufacturer of three aircraft- the Alarus CH2000, the Zodiac CH601, and the AMD Patriot 150.

The CH2000 is a two seat, single-engine plane used primarily for flight training purposes.

The CH601 is a two-seat light sport aircraft in the USA and an Advanced Ultra-light aeroplane in Canada and is used mainly as a personal aircraft.

The Patriot 150 is a two-seat, high-winged SLSA with STOL performance. Unlike the other SLSA (Zodiac), the Patriot is not available as a kit; only as a ready-to-fly SLSA.

The company is headquartered in Eastman, Georgia, USA.

History

Founded in 1974 by aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz, Zenair, Ltd. of Midland, Ontario, Canada began its presence in the light aircraft industry with a single aircraft design, the ZENITH CH 200. This two-seat kit aircraft was designed by Heintz during the sixties while he was chief engineer at French aircraft manufacturer Avions Pierre Robin. The ZENITH was an all-metal two-seat low-wing monoplane, designed to be simple and affordable: Simple because Heintz was an engineer and not a craftsman, and affordable because he was raising a family with five children while building the prototype.Fact|date=February 2008

Since 1974, Heintz has designed and developed more than 12 new aircraft models which have been marketed and sold as kit aircraft around the world. Among them was the Zenair ZENITH CH2000. This aircraft, based on Heintz' kit aircraft CH640 design, received FAA type certification on July 25, 1995. This type-certified aircraft was renamed and is now manufactured as the AMD Alarus CH2000.Fact|date=February 2008

Recently, the company changed hands. Where the original company was owned by a member of the Heintz family (and known as Aircraft Manufacturing and Development, Inc.), the new company was created by the existing executive team and incorporated in Georgia, USA as a Limited Liabililty Company named Aircraft Manufacturing and Design, LLC. The new company retained the "AMD" shorthand and very similar logos. The new company also took over the responsibility for all the previous AMD's Zodiacs; but not the Alarus. And, the new AMD will be producing the Patriot. [sources: Georgia Dept. of State; Aircraft Manufacturing and Design]

External links

* [http://www.newplane.com Official Site]


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