In a joint statement, Zenair Ltd. of Midland, Ontario (Canada), and M-Squared Aircraft of Mobile, Alabama, announced that production of the ready-to-fly STOL CH 750 Light Sport (LS) aircraft will resume.
This is welcome news for fans of the popular STOL (short takeoff and landing) design who don’t have the time or inclination to build their own kit version of the airplane. The STOL CH 750 was originally offered as a factory-built S-LSA a number of years ago.
Finishing of the airplane will take place at M-Squared facilities in southern Alabama from assemblies manufactured by Zenair Ltd. Paul Mather, founder and CEO of M-Squared, said he is excited about adding the all-aluminum LSA to his company’s current line of tube and fabric light aircraft. “We have always been impressed by this innovative STOL design. As an established LSA manufacturer, M-Squared is ideally positioned and equipped to produce the popular Light Sport CH 750. We plan to deliver the first new Zenith S-LSAs this spring.”
Designed by aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz, a pioneer in the kit and LSA industries, the STOL CH 750 is a two-seat aircraft optimized for off-airport operations and STOL performance. The CH 750 is one of the few Light Sport Aircraft powered by the 100-hp Continental O-200 engine. Equipped with full-span leading-edge slats, the roomy design boasts takeoff distances of just 100 feet. Zenith Aircraft Co. manufactures complete kits for the Heintz designs, including the STOL CH 750, and will continue to manufacture and market the aircraft in kit form.
With the experience and resources of both Zenair Ltd. and M-Squared Aircraft, the STOL CH 750 will be backed by well-developed LSA-compliant design/engineering offices, long-established LSA-compliant manufacturing facilities, excellent quality control and flight testing programs, and experienced on-going airworthiness support.
The base price for the STOL CH 750 with the Continental 0-200 D and a high-end touchscreen avionics display is $99,990. For more information, contact M-squared Aircraft at (251) 957-1533 or firstname.lastname@example.org