TYPE: Utility kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: Announced 1997; based on Comp Air 6.

CURRENT VERSIONS: CA10: Original version, no longer available; described in 2001-2002 Jane's.
CA10XLT: Turbine version. As described.

CUSTOMERS: Eleven flying by early 2002.

COSTS: US$84,995 turbopowered kit version (2003).

Data generally as for Comp Air 6, except that below.

DESIGN FEATURES: Twin outward-canted fins in addition to conventional horizontal tail surfaces. Quoted build time 800 hours. Optional HP (high performance) wing and two-stage increased MTOW options.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Twin rudders operating in unison. Balance tab in starboard elevator.

STRUCTURE: Extensive use of composites throughout. Single-strut braced two-spar wings. Quoted build time 800 hours.

LANDING GEAR: Fixed tricycle type; sprung 7075-T6 aluminium alloy main legs. Manwheel size 8.00-6 in; nosewheel 6.00-6 in. Floats and tailwheel configurations optional.

POWER PLANT: One 490 kW (657 shp) Walter M601D driving an Avia three-blade, constant-speed propeller. Standard fuel capacity of 455 litres (120 US gallons; 100 Imp gallons); optionally 681 litres (180 US gallons; 150 Imp gallons). Oil capacity 5.7 litres (1.5 US gallons; 1.25 Imp gallons).

ACCOMMODATION: Pilot and up to nine passengers; passenger door, forward, each side; horizontally split, two-piece freight door, starboard, rear side; extra passenger door on port rear side. Optional luggage pannier.