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First Flight: Lancair's Piston Evolution

Wednesday, June 3, 2009:
Central Oregon Aircraft Manufacturer Announces First Flight of its Newest Evolution Model

Lancair International Inc. of Redmond, Oregon, a manufacturer of high performance kit planes, announced today the successful first flight of its newest Evolution model. The piston version of the Evolution aircraft, to be powered by Lycoming’s new iE2 series engine, will provide previously unheard of automation in engine operation and performance, allowing true single lever operation. The piston Evolution cruises at 270 knots and has a full fuel payload of 1074 lbs.

The Evolution is Lancair’s newest pressurized four place plane available in either a piston or turbine configuration. Its high altitude speed, coupled with docile slow speed handling, makes it ideal for affordable cross country travel.

Beginning June 18th, Lancair will showcase its Turbine Evolution aircraft during a cross-country tour. For information concerning the tour schedule contact Lancair International at 541-923-2244 or visit our website at, see EVOLUTION TOUR.

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Lancair International Inc, founded in 1984, is celebrating its 25th year selling the world’s most successful high performance piston and turbine kit aircraft. They offer a selection of seven aircraft as Fastbuild kits: The Lancair Legacy Fixed Gear, Lancair Legacy, Lancair ES, Lancair ES-P, Lancair IV, Lancair IV-P, and the Lancair Evolution. To date, the company has delivered over 2,000 kits. As testimony to their quality and design, Lancair aircraft have set a number of world speed records and have dominated the Sports Class at the Reno Air Races for several years. For more information on Lancair International Inc., visit