Goodyear Terra Tires for Aircraft?

  CubCrafters is the largest OEM of modern backcountry capable “bush” aircraft in production today. Most of the aircraft we build are equipped with large, low-pressure “Tundra” tires for landing at primitive airstrips or in other terrain off-airport. While CubCrafters designs the whole aircraft to be optimized for this type of flying, we weren’t the… Read more »

CubCrafters Announces the Passing of Company Founder Jim Richmond

Jim Richmond at Mile High airstrip in the Idaho wilderness with several new NX Cubs in 2020 Yakima, Washington – November 22, 2021: It is with heavy hearts that we share the loss of our Founder, Jim Richmond, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21st, 2021 surrounded by loving family at his home in… Read more »

Sport & Carbon Cub – New Rear Seat Option!

CubCrafters Customer Experience Manager, Laceigh Strunk, talks about the new fixed rear seat option for the Carbon Cub! This new option gives the rear seat passenger or crew all of the same fixed seat options that were previously available only to the pilot in the front. Installation only takes a few minutes (2 bolts is… Read more »

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 »

CubFest 2019 Event Schedule

Today we’re announcing the event schedule for CubFest 2019.  Cubfest 2019 will be hosted by CubCrafters from October 11th through 13th, 2019 at McAllister Field Airport (KYKM) in Yakima, Washington. Pilots, tailwheel enthusiasts, and anyone who loves aviation is encouraged to mark their calendar. Please download the full information package for CubFest 2019 here: CUBFEST 2019… Read more »

CUBCRAFTERS DEBUTS NEW CC393i POWERPLANT FOR XCUB

CubCrafters is upgrading its industry leading personal adventure aircraft, the XCub, with a new firewall forward package, including a much more powerful engine and propeller combination developed in cooperation with key industry partners. FAA certified in 2016, the XCub is lighter, stronger, and faster than any aircraft in its category. Combined with a larger payload… Read more »

Cubcrafters Opens New Customer Completion Center

CubCrafters has opened a new dedicated Customer Completion Center in order to accommodate growing demand for the company’s line of Light Sport, Experimental, and FAA Certified backcountry aircraft. With plans to manufacture over 100 new airframes in 2019 alone, the company has continued to deliver on its commitment to ramp-up production. CubCrafters’ growth has been… Read more »