- Light aircraft
Light aircraft is a generic category of aircraft that comprises many official designations in many countries.
A "light aircraft":
*is type certified under ICAO rules
*has one or two engines
*seats up to eight (or, in some jurisdictions, up to 20)
*weighs between a few hundred and 5700 kilograms
Many of small aircraft used commercially for freight, sightseeing, photography and even scheduled flights are light aircraft.
Examples of light aircraft include most of the aircraft commonly seen at small airports: the entire range of
Cessnapropeller driven aircraft from the Cessna 152up to and including the Cessna Caravan; Piper, Beechcraftand Cirrus single and twin engine aircraft, similarly. The GA8 Airvan, the Aviat Husky, the Robin DR400, and the ARV_Super2are all are light aircraft.
Very Light Aircraft
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