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:
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: