Flaris, the Poland-based aviation firm, showcases the prototype of its single-engine personal aircraft at the Paris Air Show.
Dubbed the LAR01, its all-composite design is crafted with a knife-like nose that cuts sweeping lines, a short wingspan for aerodynamic efficiency, and a cabin that seats up to four passengers.Flaris's LAR01 business jet is the first aviation project from Metal-Master, a family-owned company that produces equipment for European automotive manufacturers.
The aircraft recently completed its final engine test successfully, and its next step is to be transported to the airport where it will take to the skies for the first time. According to the Polish company the compact aircraft is expected to take off from grass strips as short as 820 ft, and it can fly for 1,500 m at speeds of 700 km/h (435 mph).
The jet engine is manufactured by Pratt & Whitney Canada
, and the cockpit is equipped with a complete avionics suite by Garmin
. The design also features a ballistic parachute embedded in the nose as an emergency-recovery option. Sales are expected to start next year at a price of around $1.5 million, almost twice the cost of the Colbalt CO50 Valkyrie