Yakima, Washington-based CubCrafters can now start shipping its certified XCub to Canada and Japan as the company has achieved validation for the Type Certificate in the two countries. CubCrafters already delivered the first Japanese airplane after the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) validated the TC of the two-seat taildragger. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) also signed off on the validation and CubCrafters expects to start delivering both the wheeled and seaplane versions of the XCub there soon.
“The growing list of approvals for the XCub from international aviation authorities is an important part of our plan to expand the market reach of the CubCrafters product line,” says the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, Brad Damm. “With delivery commitments for new XCubs now on five of seven continents, there is world-wide interest in the utility, safety, and best-in-class STOL performance that our aircraft offer.”
The XCub was certified in the U.S. in June of 2016. The airplane was also signed off by EASA earlier this year, allowing customers in countries within the European Union to take delivery. CubCrafters currently has 30 service centers in the United States and one in Europe.