TYPE: Utility kitbuilt.
PROGRAMME: Prototype first flew mid-June 1999 and publicly displayed at Oshkosh in July 1999.
CUSTOMERS: 20 flying or under construction by early 2002. All believed to be CA 8T turboprop versions.
COSTS: Kit US$74,995 (2003), excluding engine.
DESIGN FEATURES: Generally similar to Comp Air 7. Quoted build time 800 hours.
FLYING CONTROLS: Mass-balanced controls for high-speed handling.
STRUCTURE: Generally as Comp Air 7, but with strengthened carbon fibre fuselage and tail unit. Tapered wings standard. Fuselage width upgrades available.
LANDING GEAR: Tailwheel type; fixed. Optional aluminium alloy landing gear available, as for Comp Air 6. Optional tricycle configuration; optional floats.
POWER PLANT: One 490 kW (657 shp) Walter M601D turboprop driving an Avia three-blade, feathering constant-speed propeller. Fuel capacity 681 litres (180 US gallons; 150 Imp gallons).
ACCOMMODATION: Pilot and five adults in three pairs of bucket seats, plus rear bench seat for two children.