Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

Front page

Belite reduces kit prices

Belite Aircraft announces that it has cut Aircraft Kit prices by $3,000. Now compelte kits are available for $8,000.

Belite Aircraft Kits are available as a complete homebuilt kit and qualify as an amateur-built aircraft or as an FAR part 103 ultralight aircraft. Complete kits can be purchased, as well as sub-assemblies which can be built in stages.

"We knew that price was a critical element of the purchasing decision, and we were determined to provide a kit within the price range our customers wanted. By moving to in-house fabrication and re-engineering of many parts, we were able to cut prices," said James Wiebe, president and CEO of Belite Enterprises LLC.

In order to cut costs, Belite acquired a new 4 axis CNC machine and a new 3 axis CNC router which allowed the company to re-engineer many parts to take advantage of lower cost, in house production. In addition, welding time was reduced by re-engineering the flaperons and many of the moving parts.

As a result, many of the parts are now available through in-house CNC machined aluminum, replacing more expensive, less precise welded steel components. An example is the rudder pedals -- a set of two, machined from billet aluminum is just $80. And they look way better than the older steel parts.

• The pricing includes a fully welded 4130 steel fuselage.

• Flaperons and tail feathers are now much easier to build -- having been redesigned to use inexpensive wooden ribs (cut on our brand new CNC ShopBot). (Versus our older welded or aluminum / bonded flaperons.) And weight is slightly reduced!

• A very small amount of welding is required on the landing gear.

• The tricycle gear kit is now available as a separate option. It is a comprehensive conversion kit which includes everything necessary to convert a tail dragger to a trike gear plane. It also has a lower price. ($400). A small amount of welding is required. Includes machined parts for the nose gear assembly.

• The pricing does not include crating ($700) or shipping. We've now had shipping quotes all over the US, so we are pretty good at guessing the cost of shipping. Shipping should run about $1000 or less.

• Subassemblies are now available.

A complete list of Kit contents and available subassemblies is available at: http://www.beliteaircraft.com/pdfs/KIT-PRICING-JUNE-2011.pdf.

A deposit of $1,000 for the complete kit is required. Customers can call belite at 316-253-6746 or send an email to info@beliteaircraft.com.

Customers are able to purchase some subassemblies are available on our online store at: http://beliteaircraftstore.com/aikitsubas.html.

Press release issued by Belite Aircraft on June 13, 2011


 Contact details from our directory:
Belite Aircraft Airframer


 Related aircraft programs:
Belite 254

Enhanced listings:

Midland Aerospace
Manufacturer of complex 3- and 5-axis CNC machined and fabricated detail components & assemblies for the aerospace & defence market sectors.

TenCate Advanced Composites
TenCate Advanced Composites is a leading provider of thermoset and thermoplastic prepregs to the aerospace industry.

Beckwood Press
Your single source for aerospace forming equipment. Manufacturer of Triform Sheet hydroforming presses.

ESPEC North America Inc. | Qualmark
Qualmark is your industry leading manufacturer and partner for accelerated reliability testing, HALT and HASS, for all commercial and defense avionics.

Indestructible Paint Ltd
A developer and manufacturer of specialist, technology coatings to support the lifetime of aviation, defence and general industry.

See our advertising tariff.


data pages remaining in monthly quota for non-subscribers

© Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2018. Terms & Conditions of reading. Privacy policy