LISA Airplanes has developed the AKOYA, a unique light airplane able to land on either ground, water or snow, offering previously unthinkable transportation possibilities.
The AKOYA, a two-seater airplane in addition, pivoting wings enable it to be stored or transported with ease. This technical feat is made possible by the development of Seafoils™, a unique innovation in the world of aviation. Located under the fuselage, these hydrofoils are connected to a retractable landing gear equipped with skis and pivoting wings.
The Seafoils are truly revolutionary and offer both fast lift-off and stability. They also considerably simplify landing maneuvers and taking off from water. In spite of its impressive technical capabilities, the AKOYA is a very accessible aircraft that will fully satisfy future purchasers,” says Gerald Ducoin, professional test pilot, who has flown the plan on the water in September.
Entirely designed in composite materials and powered by a 100 hp Rotax engine, the AKOYA can take off and land over less than 200 m (650 ft). Private land, airfield, airport, lake, river, sea or snow-covered runway: the possibilities are such that users can land as close as possible to their destinations, thus considerably reducing overall travel time.
This abundance of new features enables the AKOYA to reach unprecedented seaplane performance levels. With just 70 liters (18,5 US Gallons) of unleaded gasoline, the AKOYA can fly over 1100 km (680 miles) at a speed above 210 km/h (130 mph).
In other words, taking off from the Washington suburbs and landing in a lagoon in the Gulf of Mexico, going from Madagascar to the Seychelles or taking off from a snow-covered surface in the Swiss Alps, making a stop at a cove in Sardinia and continuing on to Tunis are just some examples among many of the choices offered by the AKOYA
The AKOYA is a completely equipped, high-end airplane. Numerous safety devices have been included to assist the pilot in all phases of flight, leaving only the pleasure of piloting and travel. To guarantee absolute passenger tranquility, the AKOYA has a full parachute that will bring the plane and its passengers to ground in total safety in case of a major problem.
To ensure that the concept of recreational aviation takes on its full meaning, LISA Airplanes includes tailored services in the €300,000 (excluding tax) sales price. These services include pilot training for the three types of landing, personalization of the aircraft, three years of maintenance and full-time customer assistance.