Designers and manufacturers of southern Africa’s best-selling high wing Light Sport Aircraft the Bat Hawk, which is also used extensively for game reserve and anti-poaching activities.
Based in Johannesburg, The Airplane Factory is a Manufacturing Organisation which designs, manufactures and markets the highly acclaimed Sling range of light aircraft and light aircraft construction kits.
The company’s first aircraft, the Sling 2, is a 2-seat light aircraft which the company spent 4.5 years developing and is currently available in three models, the Sling 2, Sling LSA and Sling Taildragger. Following the worldwide success of the Sling 2, the company developed a 4-seat variant, the Sling 4, which was launched in 2011. More recently the company launched their latest model, the Sling TSi, a high-performance variant of the Sling 4, which has already been awarded ‘best new Sport Plane of 2018’ by Aero News in the USA.
The company is currently finalising the design of their all new Sling Highwing, a 4-seat, high wing aircraft, powered by the new Rotax 915iS engine. The Sling Highwing is due for release in the last quarter of 2019.
The Airplane Factory is represented globally across six continents via their distributor network, and to date has sold over 450 aircraft.
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