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FAdeA IA-100 (Malvina)

Military Basic Trainer Aircraft [ 2023 ]

The FAdeA IA-100, now mired in a long development phase, is being touted as a military-grade basic trainer by Argentina aero-industry.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 09/02/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

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.©MilitaryFactory.com
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August 2016 - It was announced that a prototype IA-100 had completed its first flight, this coming on August 8th, 2016.

September 2020 - The Argentine military will be accessing pension and retirement funds to reboot development of the IA-100. Development was halted when national debt issues and economic woes crippled the already fragile Argentine economy.


Service Year

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Program in Progress.


Fabrica Argentina de Avions (FAdeA) - Argentina
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Training (General)
Developed ability to be used as a dedicated trainer for student pilots (typically under the supervision of an instructor).

25.6 ft
(7.80 m)
30.8 ft
(9.40 m)
7.9 ft
(2.40 m)
Empty Wgt
1,411 lb
(640 kg)
2,205 lb
(1,000 kg)
Wgt Diff
+794 lb
(+360 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the FAdeA IA-100 production variant)
Installed: 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.
Max Speed
199 mph
(320 kph | 173 kts)
18,045 ft
(5,500 m | 3 mi)
528 mi
(850 km | 1,574 nm)

♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030

(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the FAdeA IA-100 production variant. Performance specifications showcased above are subject to environmental factors as well as aircraft configuration. Estimates are made when Real Data not available. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database or View aircraft by powerplant type)
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IA-100 - Base Series Designation

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