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

Front page

Lancair's Evolution aircraft completes a major testing phase with flying colours

Lancair International Inc. of Redmond, Oregon, a manufacturer of high performance kit planes, is pleased to announce the successful completion of a lengthy series of pressurization tests of its new Evolution aircraft. The testing cycle surpassed by two-fold the aircraft's design requirement.

The Evolution pressure vessel, a fully conforming production unit, included the main cabin and cargo doors, firewall and aft bulkheads. The Evolution aircraft is designed with a 6 PSI differential which maintains an 8,500 foot cabin pressure at 28,000 feet.

The end result, reaching the 12 pounds per square inch differential, meets the certification standards of most categories of today's general aviation aircraft. Long term cycling involves placing abnormal stresses on the pressure vessel itself. The tests included cycling of the vessel by increasing and decreasing pressure, which over an extended period of time, acknowledged the structural integrity of the Evolution design.

Press release issued by Evolution Aircraft on April 10, 2009


 Contact details from our directory:
Evolution Aircraft Airframer


 Related aircraft programs:
Evolution EVOT 350/550/750/850

Enhanced listings:

Reduce the time spent on current projects by using ESDU – engineering data and software that have been approved and endorsed by professional institutions.

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

USA Borescopes
USA Borescopes is a global supplier of world class visual inspection equipment. We are the one stop source for aviation professionals.

MW Industries, Inc
Design and manufacture springs, fasteners and related products for aerospace including: engine components, flight controls, propulsion, landing gear, interiors and avionics.

Oerlikon Balzers Coating AG
Oerlikon Balzers is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface technologies

See our advertising tariff.


data pages remaining in monthly quota for non-subscribers

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2017. Terms & Conditions of reading.