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FAdeA IA-100

Argentina (2020)

Detailing the development and operational history of the FAdeA IA-100 Military Basic Trainer Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 8/11/2016; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

  FAdeA IA-100  
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The FAdeA IA-100 is an in-development twin side-by-side seating, military trainer being proposed by Argentina industry.

The FAdeA IA-100 is a planned two-seat, prop-driven basic trainer aircraft in development by Argentine industry. The design is based largely on the German Grob "G-120" series monoplane featuring composite construction, side-by-side seating, and a retractable wheeled undercarriage. These aircraft already serve Argentina, Mexico, Israel and others - the Argentine Air Force itself manages a fleet of some four G-120 aircraft already with ten more on order (2016). A first-flight for the FAdeA version is planned for sometime in 2016.

As planned, the IA-100 will retain many of the qualities inherent in the G-120 including the seating arrangement and reliance on lightweight-yet-strong composite construction material. Overall length is set to become 7.8 meters with a wingspan reaching 9.4 meters and a height of 2.4 meters. Empty weight is scheduled to be 640 kilograms against an MTOW of 950 kilograms. Power will come from a Lycoming AEIO-360 B1F inline engine developing approximately 180 horsepower driving a two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.

Estimated performance specs include a cruising speed of 200 miles per hour, a range out to 530 miles and a service ceiling of 18,000 feet. Rate-of-climb is listed at 1,200 feet per minute.

As it stands, the IA-100 product will be marketed to both military and civilian markets as a basic training for the former and a light utility aircraft for the latter.

FAdeA is also at work on the IA-73, another basic trainer (with pilot and co-pilot seated inline) aircraft as well as other potential military-minded projects looking to revive local Argentine aero-industry. The company was once known under the FMA brand label and delivered the IA-58 "Pucara" of 1975 and the IA-63 "Pampa" of 1988.

August 2016 - It was announced that a prototype IA-100 had completed its first flight, this coming on August 8th, 2016.
Any available statistics for the FAdeA IA-100 Military Basic Trainer Aircraft are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).
FAdeA IA-100 Specifications
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Year: 2020
Type: Military Basic Trainer Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Fabrica Argentina de Avions (FAdeA) - Argentina
Production: 1
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 1
Length: 25.59 ft (7.8 m)
Width: 30.84 ft (9.40 m)
Height: 7.87 ft (2.40 m)
Empty Weight: 1,411 lb (640 kg)
MTOW: 2,205 lb (1,000 kg)

Installed Power
1 x Lycoming AEIO-360 B1F fuel-injected, air-cooled piston engine developing 180 horsepower and driving a multi-bladed propeller unit at the nose.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 199 mph (320 kph; 173 kts)
Maximum Range: 528 mi (850 km; 459 nm)
Service Ceiling: 18,045 ft (5,500 m; 3.42 mi)

None Specified.

Operators List
Argentina (possible)

Series Model Variants
• IA-100 - Base Series Designation