Experts from the Institute of Aviation Technology of the Faculty of Engineering of the Czech University of Technology in Prague (ČVUT) are as part of their cooperation with Direct Fly participating in the development of a full-metal aircraft in category UL/LSA. The new ultralight designed as a Kitplane will be intended for certification with a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 600 kg. It should be used not only for landing on short unpaved areas but also for flights of longer distances and higher speeds than aircraft
of the same category. The development was supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic in program EPSILON with more than CZK 6.7 million (US$ 289 thousand).