The PS-28 Cruiser is Type Certified for VFR Day operations according to EASA LSA regulations and can be fully commercially operated in all EASA countries or in countries where the PS-28 Cruiser obtained local CAA Type Certification. In April 2012, the PS-28 Cruiser was the very first aircraft to receive certification in the brand new category of Light Sport Aircraft with European General Aviation.
THE NEW BENCHMARK FOR FLIGHT TRAINING
The PS-28 Cruiser is used extensively for flight training in Europe. Current statistics show that around 30% of aircraft delivered by Czech Sport Aircraft are used by flight schools in a basic and advanced training role as well as for time building.
The excellent flight characteristics of the aircraft and robust construction of the airframe are perfectly suited to entry-level students and this makes the PS-28 Cruiser the ideal platform for training purposes. Due to the highest standards of safety, superior performance, ease of maintenance and low through-life operating costs the PS-28 Cruiser has quickly established itself as the new benchmark for flight training.
The facts on the market today clearly confirm the leadership of the PS-28 Cruiser within the flight training segment of the Light Sport Aircraft market. As of December 2012, the PS-28 Cruiser was being used by more than 10 flight schools in Europe. When evaluating the success of the PS-28 Cruiser within Europe, it is important to consider that the aircraft only received EASA type certification in April 2012.
5 THINGS TO KNOW
The PS-28 Cruiser is the market leader in the Light Sport Aircraft segment of the General Aviation market. In addition to its benchmark flight characteristics, performance and equipment, the PS-28 Cruiser offers unique features that make the aircraft the most attractive proposition for basic and advanced flight training, air clubs, basic military training, recreational use and air tourism. Here are just 5 things that you should know about the PS-28 Cruiser.
- Lowest operational costs in light sport aircraft category
Through-life costs are a major consideration in the decision-making process for the acquisition of a new aircraft. The PS-28 Cruiser represents the lowest operational costs in the Light Sport Aircraft category. Together with the most competetive acquisition price in its class, this makes the PS-28 Cruiser a very attractive proposition for all user groups.
- Maintenance-friendly aircraft
Due to the intelligent construction of the aircraft coupled with certain elements of design and applied technologies, the PS-28 Cruiser is a very maintenance-friendly aircraft. The associated simplified procedures makes the PS-28 Cruiser an ideal solution for flight schools and operators of large fleets.
- Most spacious & ergonomic cockpit in Light Sport Aircraft category
Boasting the most spacious and ergonomic cockpit in the Light Sport Aircraft category and a level of comfort that is second to none, together with ease of control and endurance, the PS-28 Cruiser is widely appreciated as the perfect platform for both flight training and recreational use.
- Flexibility of luggage space guaranteed
Due to uniquie baggage lockers in both wing sections of the aircraft as well as a spacious baggage compartment located in the rear part of the cockpit, the PS-28 Cruiser will always guarantee great flexibility for that weekend away. Each individual wing locker is able to accommodate up to 10 kg of luggage, providing the possibility to transport up to total of 38 kg of luggage depending on available useful load.
- Robust construction
Czech Sport Aircraft is dedicated to innovation and technological excellence in its production processes. Due to the choice of materials and processes involved in the production of the PS-28 Cruiser, the aircraft boasts a very robust construction. This feature is perfectly suited to the training of entry-levels students and makes the PS-28 Cruiser the ideal platform for flight schools.
The PS-28 Cruiser is a double-seat aircraft of full metal construction. The aircraft is arranged as a low wing mono-plane with cantilevered wings and a conventional empennage.
The wing is a cantilever wing designed in two pieces. Each wing is attached by 6 shear bolts to the wing centre section. A fuel tank is located in each wing with a capacity of 57 litres. A unique storage compartment is also located in each wing with a capacity of 10kg per compartment. The wing tip is constructed from carbon-glass laminate. The wing is equipped with slotted flaps and ailerons. The right aileron is fitted with electrical trim.
The tailplane is formed by a stabilizer and elevator. The elevator is full balanced by horn balance and is equipped with a trim tab controlled by electrical servo.
The fuselage is designed as a conventional metal semi-monocoque structure. The cockpit frame and cover frame are made from a carbon glass fibre construction. The undercarriage is attached directly to the channel on the fuselage base.
The PS-28 Cruiser boasts the most spacious and ergonomic cockpit in the Light Sport Aircraft category. The cockpit has front-up-opened cover and two side sliding windows. All windows are made from Plexiglass. Located to the rear of the pilot seats is a spacious baggage compartment. The cockpit is equipped with an instrument panel holding all instruments in 3 separate panels. Individual control sticks and pedals provide the flight controls for both seats. The throttle is positioned on the centre console and the wheel brakes are located on the pedals.
The aircraft is powered by 12V electrical power.