First EASA Approved XCub headed to the United Kingdom

Top Adventure Aircraft is Now Approved for Flight in Europe Yakima, Washington – August 26th, 2020: The first new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified CC19 XCub has now shipped for Europe from the CubCrafters company headquarters in Yakima, Washington. The aircraft, to be placed on the United Kingdom registry as G-OBTO, is the first… Read more »

Hartzell’s new Pathfinder Propeller will be option on Cubcrafters’ NX Cub, Trailblazer prop will be standard equipment

CubCrafters’ NXCub with 3-blade Pathfinder PIQUA, Ohio, July 7, 2020 – CubCrafters has chosen two of Hartzell Propeller’s next-generation carbon fiber structural composite propellers as the sole options for the airplane manufacturer’s new nosewheel NXCub, which is headed to certification and production. “The Hartzell team is very pleased to continue our excellent and longstanding relationship… Read more »

CubCrafters Nosewheel XCub Headed for Production

Public Market Survey Effort Complete Yakima, Washington – June 18th, 2020: Following a year-long public Market Survey effort, light aircraft manufacturer CubCrafters has officially decided to certify and offer a nosewheel option for its flagship Part 23 certified aircraft, the CC-19 XCub. “Putting a nosewheel on a modern Cub type aircraft certainly surprised some people,… Read more »

XCub Certified in Canada and Japan

CubCrafters announced that its top-of-the-line aircraft, the XCub, has secured type certification from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). The approval allows the company to begin deliveries of both land and seaplane versions of the aircraft to Canadian buyers immediately. A Type Certificate was also issued for the XCub by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB),… Read more »

New Senior Leadership at CubCrafters

CubCrafters announced a change in senior leadership today as it continues to advance the company’s plan for long-term growth. Patrick Horgan, CubCrafters’ executive in charge of operations and product development, has been named President. Horgan has recently focused on increasing the company’s manufacturing capability and productivity; this promotion reflects Horgan’s record of successes at the… Read more »

CubCrafters Increases Production for 2019

CubCrafters will significantly increase production of the line of light two-place tandem aircraft it manufactures in 2019. CubCrafters’ Director of Sales, Brad Damm, says, “Backcountry flying is increasing in popularity and CubCrafters has seen continuous sales growth since the introduction of the Light Sport Carbon Cub in 2009. The launch of the Part 23 Certified… Read more »

EASA CERTIFICATION FOR XCUB!

The XCub was recently awarded type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The certification acknowledges compliance with all EASA airworthiness and environmental requirements, thereby clearing the way for XCub to enter into service on the European register. “EASA certification is an important step in the continuing expansion of our international markets,” said Randy… Read more »

XCub Now Certified with Wipline 2100 Floats

CubCrafters has announced FAA certification for the installation of Wipline 2100 floats on the company’s XCub. Both amphibious and seaplane versions of the floats, built by Wipaire, Inc., have been approved and are now part of the XCub’s Type Certificate. “The Wipline floats increase the capabilities of this superbly flexible airframe”, said Randy Lervold, president… Read more »

CubCrafters Unveils New Carbon Cub

    CubCrafters is introducing two new variants of the company’s hugely successful Carbon Cub model, the Carbon Cub EX-3 and FX-3. The Carbon Cub EX-3 is an experimental amateur built (E-AB) kit, and the Carbon Cub FX-3 is the company’s FX (Factory eXperimental) builder assist version. Both feature CubCrafters’ new, more powerful, fuel-injected engine,… Read more »

BasicMed Program

  Many pilots have heard about FAA’s new BasicMed program, and are excited about it going live on May 1, 2017. But many questions are swirling around about the exact details, and I find in my everyday conversations with pilots that there are varying degrees of understanding of what, exactly, BasicMed means. I’ve attempted to… Read more »