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Urban Air is an aircraft manufacturer based in the Czech Republic. They are a manufacturer of Light Sport and Ultralight airplanes. According to their website, they employ 40 people. The company was founded in 1998 by five partners. Their first prototype made it's inaugural flight in May 1996, thus pre-dating the company by two years. It had been in the design and production stages since 1992, when Pavel Urban, Karel Faltus, and Ing. Miloš Mládek started design. They were also assisted by Schemp Hirth Company.
Urban Air currently produces two aircraft, the Lambada and Samba XXL. Both can be equipped with a tow hook to tow gliders aloft. In addition, parachute recovery systems are an option. Tjhe aircraft are amde of fiberglass and carbon fiber materials. They are designed so as to quickly taken apart, put in a trailer, and hauled where they are needed/wanted.
The Lambada, officially called the UFM 13 Lambada, was the company's first airplane. It had been in design stages since 1992, and took the prototype's first flight was in May 1996. The design was based on that of gliders so as to enhance performance. The aircraft comes with wing extenders that increase the wingspan to 15 meters. It also has flaps and spoilers. It is a single-engine, taildragger monoplane.
The Samba XXL was the company's second aircraft. It took off on it's first test flight in June 1999. It is made primarily of carbon laminate. The Samba is, like the Lambada, a single-engine monoplane, but has tricycle gear instead of the traditional taildragger gear.
Wingspan: 13 (15 with wing extenders) meters
Length: 6.6 meters
Height: 1.95 meters
Empty Weight: 280 kg
Cruise Speed: 90 knots
Max Speed: 108 knots
Fuel Tank: 1 or 2 50 liter tanks
http://www.urbanair.cz/web/pages.php?id=firma&lang=en Official Site of Urban Air