When I asked “Mosaic LSA?” in the lead image of this article, was I simply being provocative? Or, is the soon-to-be-debuted Montaer MC01 with Rotax 915iS a forecast of what is to come with Mosaic? Hopefully the title did get your attention but it asks a legitimate question for buyers of new potentially-Mosaic-compliant Light-Sport Aircraft. The reason I feel this way is not merely the 141-horsepower engine Montaer designer Bruno Oliveira installed on the nose of his three-door LSA (see earlier review, before 915). A more significant reason is that this airplane is one of several that may be able to re-declare compliance and get a substantial weight increase. It will already have a powerful-enough engine to lift a heavier load. So, buyers of this airplane (and I repeat, MC01 will not be the only such choice) may be able to acquire a present-day 1,320-pound LSA and later get it bumped to perhaps 1,600-1,700 pounds, maybe more.
Welcome Montaer Part of the Aero Affinity Group
- Montaer Aeronaves, the Brazilian producer website
- Montaer Aircraft in the USA, the Aero Affinity website
- Montaer Aircraft (USA), dedicated website
- Montaer MC01 review on this website
- Montaer 60-aircraft order, article on this website
- Aero Showcase, the first-ever event, following on the 5-year Sport Aviation Showcase
- Rotax 915iS engine, numerous articles on this website
- Garmin International, company sponsor page contacts
- DeLand Airport, municipal website
Come Check Out Aero Showcase 2022 …the Inaugural Event!
This image of Montaer with Rotax 912iS has a different nose cowl than needed with Rotax's 915iS: