Lifetime Extension for Puchacz SZD-50-3

Developed and manufactured between 1976 and 2014, the SZD-50-3 PUCHACZ glider remains one of the primary training platforms for a broad variety of training programs. Allstar PZL Glider, Type Certificate Holder (TCH) for SZD-50-3 decided to develop the present program to extend the lifetime of PUCHACZ gliders and to meet the demands of the flying clubs. After the said program is implemented, the lifetime for the design may be extended to 12,000 flight hours.

This program relates to a detailed inspection of the airframe structure and systems specifying the maintenance procedures and defining required repairs and replacement of glider components to ensure their functionality and reliability.

The serial production of PUCHACZ has been stopped, but Allstar keeps all moulds and tools in stock, even to provide structural parts like fuselage and wings etc. Allstar PZL Glider continues to provide all spare parts for PUCHACZ over an extended lifetime. Pilots and clubs who would like to take advantage of the next higher level of performance are advised to have a look into the SZD-54-2 PERKOZ, the successor of PUCHACZ. The PERKOZ stands out due to its unique combination of excellent flight characteristics and its simple, safe handling in all conditions. This universal two-seater glider is available in two wing spans: for cross-country with a 20-meter wing span and with a 17,5-meter wing span for unlimited aerobatic manoeuvres as described in the Aresti Catalogue. PERKOZ – the “Dream Ship for Every Club”, according to Uli Schwenk, presents itself as an exceptional cost-efficient machine. Source: ‚SZD Allstar Website‚.

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