September 24, 2019 By kent


With ASTM Certification in hand, Texas Aircraft Manufacturing can now begin full production


and commence deliveries of its new-generation Colt Light Sport Aircraft.

Hondo, TX (September 24, 2019) — Texas Aircraft Manufacturing announced today that the

Hondo, Texas-based company has received full FAA ASTM (American Society for Testing and

Standards) Certification for its new-generation Colt Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA).

“Words cannot describe how it feels to have received the ASTM certification. The entire Texas

Aircraft team has worked very long and hard to achieve this single goal,” Texas Aircraft

Manufacturing’s co-founder, Matheus Grande said. “Receiving this document is truly a dream

come true for everyone on our team. We are so proud and grateful, but the honor and glory of this

achievement is to our God.”

“After a very successful introduction at Oshkosh AirVenture 2019, we have continued to see

increasing interest from prospective buyers as well as flight schools,” Texas Aircraft

Manufacturing’s co-founder, Caio Jordão said. “We are extremely thankful that so many people

continue to tell us how much they love, not only how the Colt looks, but how well it flies.”

“The new-generation Colt delivers on everything that was promised when the LSA category was

originally introduced – it’s easy to fly, easy to maintain and priced to make the dream of personal

aircraft ownership a reality for a wide variety of pilots,” Grande said.

The factory-built Colt Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) is produced by Texas Aircraft at its

Hondo, Texas production facility and is delivered to customers ready to fly. Because of its S-LSA

classification, the Colt can be maintained by either a licensed FAA mechanic or a technician

holding a current FAA LSA maintenance rating.

About the Texas Aircraft Colt:

Performance Specifications:

Engine Type: 100 horsepower Rotax 912 ULS

Propeller Type: Sterna composite, three-blade

Maximum Cruise Speed: 119 KIAS

Cruise Speed at 75% power: 105 knots

Stall Speed Clean: 44 knots

Stall Speed Full Flaps: 38 knots

Takeoff Distance (50 foot obstacle): 1,085 ft  (331 m)

Landing Distance (50 foot obstacle): 1,044 ft (318 m)

Climb Rate (Vy): 800 ft /min at Vy

Service Ceiling: 14,500 feet

*All specifications are subject to change without notice.


About Texas Aircraft Manufacturing

Founded in 2017 and based at South Texas Regional Airport in Hondo, Texas, the team behind

Texas Aircraft Manufacturing is solely committed to using modern technologies and materials to

design and produce new-generation private aircraft that help pilots achieve their dream of aircraft

ownership. The company is the designer and producer of the new Colt Light Sport Aircraft (S-

LSA). Texas Aircraft Manufacturing takes great pride in the fact that many of its skilled assembly

technicians are ex-U.S. military aircraft maintainers. For more information, visit:

http://www.texas aircraft.com