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FAdeA IA-100 Military Basic Trainer Aircraft (Argentina)

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

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

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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.

FAdeA IA-100 Specifications

Service Year: 2020
Type: Military Basic Trainer Aircraft
National Origin: Argentina
Manufacturer(s): Fabrica Argentina de Avions (FAdeA) - Argentina
Total Production: 1

Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)

Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 25.59 feet (7.8 meters)
Overall Width: 30.84 feet (9.40 meters)
Overall Height: 7.87 feet (2.40 meters)

Weight (Empty): 1,411 lb (640 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 2,205 lb (1,000 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)

Engine: 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.

Maximum Speed: 173 knots (199 mph; 320 kph)
Maximum Range: 459 nautical miles (528 miles; 850 km)
Service Ceiling: 18,045 feet (5,500 meters; 3.42 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload

None Specified.

Global Operators (Customers, Users)

Argentina (possible)

Model Variants

IA-100 - Base Series Designation

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