Friday, 13 September 2019

Arrowcopter - Production and Fleet

This Blog will show a simple listing of known Arrowcopter production and shows the Arrowcopter fleet sold around the World. The Arrowcopter gyrocopter is built in Austria by FD-Composites GmbH of Zeillern.
 


The first Arrowcopter prototype OE-VXF first flew in 2008 and the type has been produced as the AC10 and the AC20.




The official company website can be found via the link below

http://www.arrow-copter.com/home_en.html  


Please note that the assembly factory suffered a fire in March 2014 - An FD statement said "1 aircraft was destroyed we had there for maintenance. 3 other in various stages of production were also destroyed"

News link to fire at factory March 2014 

The factory was repaired and production deliveries for clients resumed in July 2014 - by Summer 2015 production had reached approx 35 machines.

The photo below shows an Arrowcopter construction number plate ( serial number ) - in this case machine #033 - the plate can be found on the rear wall inside the cockpit.




Note that not all Serial Numbers ( Werk ) have been used - there are gaps.


Comments, additions, corrections and additional photographs are welcomed - thank you.




ARROWCOPER FLEET LISTING BY COUNTRY



AUSTRALIA - G

G-1010 - AC10 - werk 010

photo link to Arrowcopter G-1010


AUSTRIA - OE

OE-VXF - werk 001 - original prototype - sold on to Czech Rep

photo link to Arrowcopter OE-VXF

OE-VXE  - werk 004 - sold to OE-XKM in 2014

photo link to Arrowcopter OE-VXE 

OE-VXI  - werk 002

photo link to Arrowcopter OE-VXI 

photo link to Arrowcopter OE-VXI in "Coastugard" demo colours 2013

OE-VXR  - werk 005 - test flying summer 2012 - re-registered to OE-XAB

photo link to Arrowcopter OE-VXR





OE-XAB - AC20 - werk 005 - red stub wings - registration cancelled June 2015 as sold to Germany

photo link to Arrowcopter OE-XAB 

OE-XAD - AC20 - werk 024 - Austrian registration but based in France
photo link for Arrowcopter OE-XAD

OE-XAE - werk 025 - cancelled as sold to Germany for "static display"

photo link to Arrowcopter OE-XAE

OE-XAF - werk 027 - silver/blue  - cancelled as destroyed in factory fire 2014






OE-XKM  AC20 - werk 004 - registered 2014 ex OE-VXE



CZECH REPUBLIC - OK


OK-PWA-01 - AC10 - werk 001 - former original prototype OE-VXF

OK-TWA-36 - AC10 - werk  ??? - ex   ?? - newly registered 2014 - For sale 280 flight hours by 9.14

photo link to Arrowcopter OK-TWA-36


OK-VWA-41 - AC10 - werk ???   - newly registered 2016 - maybe ex above



FINLAND - OH


OH-G018 - werk 014

photo link to Arrowcopter OH-G018


FRANCE - F


OE-XAD - AC20 - werk 024 - Austrian registration but based in France

74-AHU - seen 2018



GERMANY - D


D-MBBK - AC20 - werk 005 - ex OE-XAB


D-MDOE - AC20Swerk 033 - first AC20S model ( with intercooler ) exhibited at Aero 2015 - photo of Arrowcopter D-MDOE below





D-MEVL - AC20 - werk 043 - blue and yellow - photo of D-MEVL below





D-MFDC - FD company "test" registration - this has this been used on at least two Arrowcopters, maybe more ?- first silver/blue, second white

photo link to Arrowcopter D-MFDC silver May 2013 at Aero 2013 - maybe "show" demo only - suspect werk 027

photo link to Arrowcopter D-MFDC white May 2014 at ILA 2014 - same machine ?

Below photo of D-MFDC as exhibited at Aero 2015 with "DCS" titles - this is werk 026 - this machine is now a single seater ( rear seat ) with surveillence kits forward.





D-MFHZ - AC20 - werk 036 - silver and black  - photo of D-MFHZ below






D-MGLS  - AC20 werk 028 - photo of Arrowcopter D-MGLS below





D-MJCA - AC20S - werk 035 - del 2014 - silver/red - based Austria - photo of D-MJCA below




D-MMCV - AC20 - werk 038 - del 4.15 - white/red/black - photo of D-MMCV below





D-MUNO - AC20 - werk ?? - seen 2017 - white/black

D-MZZM - AC20 - werk 034



KAZAKHSTAN 

Due for delivery later in 2015





NEW ZEALAND - ZK

ZK-RBV - AC20 - werk 039 - ex N713TX - registered 1.16 - photo of ZK-RBV below





POLAND - SP

SP-XSPK AC20 - werk 029 - ex G-SKNY - sold to Poland in Dec 2018




QATAR - A7

A7-UBA -  AC20 - photo of Arrowcopter A7-UBA below





SOUTH AFRICA - ZU

ZU-RGO - AC10 - werk 006 - for sale July 2015






ZU-RGP - AC10- werk 007

photo link to Arrowcopter ZU-RGP

ZU-RIL - AC10 - werk 008






SWITZERLAND - HB

HB-YSS - AC10 - werk 003

photo link for Arrowcopter HB-YSS


HB-YXX - AC20 - werk 044 - delivered new July 2015 - photo of HB-YXX below





TURKEY - TC

TC-UFR - AC20 - werk ??? - delivered new 5.15



UAE - A6 


A6-............  AC20 - in 2018


UK - G

G-SKNY - AC20 - werk 029 - Arrived at Rochester airfield, Kent UK by April 2014 - UK  CAA registration achieved Dec 2014 but no permit or type approval by 5.15 - For sale, 3 flight hours - photo of G-SKNY below - Cancelled as sold to Poland in December 2018








USA - N

N266AC - AC10 - werk 011 - all red - for sale 10.14

photo link to Arrowcopter N266AC



N713TX - AC20 - werk 039 - white/black - newly delivered Feb 2015 see photo of N713TX below - sold to New Zealand 1.16




Comments, additions, corrections and additional photographs are welcomed - thank you.