Sonaca Aircraft is a subsidiary of the Sonaca Group, a major player in the development, manufacture and assembly of advanced structures intended for civil, military and space markets. With a starting capital of over 2 million euros, Sonaca Aircraft is 65% owned by the Sonaca aeronautic OEM. Sonaca Aircraft's main goal has been to develop, certify and market a new two-seater single-engined aircraft (" Sonaca 200"), which has been specially designed and adapted for flight schools and leisure flights.
In accordance with 216/2008 (EC) and 748/2012 (EU) Regulations, EASA has issued the "Design Organization Approval" certificate to Sonaca Aircraft (Part 21, section A, Subpart J.). To obtain the DOA, Sonaca aircraft had to demonstrate to the competent authorities that it has the necessary organization, procedures, authorities and resources to design and certify a CS-VLA type aircraft (in reference to the Sonaca 200).
After having successfully carried out the static test program as well as all the tests for stability, noise, vibration, performance and stalling, the Sonaca 200 closed its flight test program with the spin tests which proved to be conclusive.
The flight certification campaign is now over. The Sonaca 200 will be EASA certified for a take-off weight (MTOW) of 750 kg and a cruising speed of 115 knots.