We are delighted to share the highlights of JMB’s Aircraft 2023 with all of you!
The VL3 916iS
At the Aero Friedrichshafen show in April 2023, we unveiled the pinnacle of the VL3 series featuring the Rotax 916is engine. The distinctive Pixel design, exclusively crafted for the VL3 with 916is by Francois Stelandre, captured the attention of attendees at the exhibition near Switzerland’s borders.
The Rotax 916is empowers the VL3, enabling takeoffs in less than 100 meters and achieving a remarkable climb rate of 2700 feet per minute.
A Historic Atlantic Ocean Flight
Prior to the Oshkosh airshow in 2023, JMB pilot Olivier Ronveaux accomplished another significant aviation milestone. He successfully flew over the Atlantic Ocean in his VL3 915is. Making history, Olivier completed the longest journey between Iceland and Canada, spending nearly 10 hours in flight aboard his VL3 aircraft. The successful landing took place at Goose Bay Airport shortly before 7 pm local time.
Inauguration of the New Factory in the Czech Republic
Our new factory at Vysoke Myto airport, Czech Republic (LKVM), covering 2000 square meters, is now operational for the final assembly of VL3 production. Its strategic location at the airport allows for immediate flight testing as the aircraft roll out of the assembly line. Situated in the heart of Europe, the factory ensures rapid deliveries across the continent. Future plans include two additional buildings—one for the final assembly of the Evo, a 4-seater aircraft equipped with the Pratt and Whitney PT6 producing 750hp, and the other for finishing and painting.
Evo and VL3 in One Frame
A noteworthy photoshoot of the VL3 and Evo took place in Oregon, catching the attention of JMB’s social media followers. The blue-designed VL3 in the picture is the same aircraft that crossed the Atlantic with JMB’s factory pilot Olivier Ronveaux. This marked the first time the Evo and VL3 flew side by side.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our customers, dealers, and suppliers. The year 2023 has been successful for JMB Aircraft, and we are excited to present more innovations in 2024!
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