Remos Delivers First GXiS

Flight school receives first airplane with SMARTstart system.

Remos GXiS ground
The German light airplane manufacturer Remos AG delivered its first GXiS to a flight school in southeastern Germany.Patrick Holland-Moritz

This week Remos AG, the German light airplane manufacturer, delivered its first GXiS. The two-seat airplane, which is designed to ease the pilot’s workload, went to UTC Flugschule at the Schoenberg Airport (EDPK) in southeastern Germany, a flight school and Remos dealer that has been in operation for more than 40 years.

“The GXiS, with the fuel-injected Rotax 912 iS Sport engine, an advanced avionics suite and the SMARTstart system, is ideal for familiarizing students with the latest technologies,” said UTC’s owner Werner Frister.

The 912 iS burns about 10 percent less fuel than its carbureted stablemate. However, Frister said UTC’s students will start flying airplanes powered by carbureted Rotax engines before moving on to the GXiS.

UTC’s GXiS is registered in the EASA ultralight category and is equipped with a panel featuring Dynon and Flymap avionics.

The GXiS is expected to achieve EASA and FAA LSA certification soon.

The SMARTstart system that Remos developed for the GXiS makes starting the airplane as easy as pushing a button. SMARTstart also automatically checks the engine systems.

To learn more about the Remos GXiS, see our flight report in the April issue of Flying.