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Atol Avion celebrated its 30 year anniversary on 24.08.2018
On 23.08.1988, the first ATOL aircraft ( U165 ) performed its maiden flight, so Atol Avion celebrated its 30 year anniversary on 24.08.2018. Former and present employees along with a few special quests celebrated this milestone at Atols Rovaniemi factory and this was the first of several special events to be held in celebration of this jubilee year.
It's been awhile since our last production update. This is due to the summer holiday season, which is still continuing thru August. We here at Atol Avion have been working thru midnight summer days and even though some of us have been on holiday, others have been working.
Atol Avion news
After successful round of our shares offering, company is now financially in a good shape.
Jaakko Kilpeläinen is nominated for a new CEO, starting 1. August 2018. Jaakko has been secretary of the board for few years and is familiar the goals and challenges of the company. Markku Koivurova continues as a head of design and can now concentrate more for type certification and production with some strengthened resources.
The ATOL is a 2-seat Hi-tech Amphibious LSA with Strong and Light Wood Composite Structure.
The all new ATOL 650 LSA is based on the original ATOL Amphibian’s structure which has been updated to today’s standards. The airframe has been lenghtened by one metre (3′ 4″) for better handling and increased Maximum Take-off Weight (MTOW), which for an ATOL classified as a Light Sport Aircraft is 650 kg (or 1430 lb.)
ATOL’s main structure is modern wood composite (birch with PVC foam in between) which is certainly one of it’s strengths. Pine, fabric and composites are also used in structures.
The two-seat ATOL has a conventional landing gear and the main gear retracts for flight and water operations. Special attention has been paid to aircraft’s safe operation and ATOL even reminds for proper landing gear position prior to landing.
The entire nose section, cockpit interior and engine cowling are redesigned from scratch. Pilot and passenger seats are pitched by 30 cm (12″) to give maximum shoulder space and optimum weight and balance control – there’s no need for separate balance weights. The rear hinged canopy rises with instrument panel so you can enter and exit without getting your feet wet on beaches.
New Rotax 912 iS engine was chosen for fuel efficiency and a multitude of choice in fuels (95 or 98 octane mogas with ethanol or 100LL), and the ATOL 650 LSA has an endurance of nine hours. The Rotax 912 iS is also a reliable engine with long service intervals (TBO, Time Before Overhaul.)
Service & Warranty
Due to its careful design, the ATOL requires only cleaning and daily inspection in normal operations. After each major overhaul warranty will be another 2000 hour or 10 years. In other words ATOL has unlimited warranty excluding normal wear and tear. For the engine and avionics just follow their manufacturers’ service instructions.
Your ATOL should be stored in relatively normal conditions in a hangar or ATOL Mobile Hangar. Automatic condition monitoring system with data logger and a modem will inform you and the factory should there be any service actions required.
The ATOL Service Program
Our service interval is every 100 hours or annually and major overhaul interval is every 2000 hours or 10 years.
Major overhaul is carried out by the distributor or ATOL factory where the aircraft is returned to original factory specifications. When normal service program and storage instructions are followed and ATOL’s automatic condition monitoring system sends regular condition reports to the factory ATOL has 2000 hour or 10 year warranty.
|Empty weight||375 kg (826 lb)|
|Maximum Take-Off Weight||650 kg (1430 lb)|
|Payload||275 kg (604 lb)|
|Take-off distance from water at MTOW over 15 m (50 ft) obstacle||450 m (1475 ft)|
|Engine||Rotax 912 iS (100 bhp)|
|Propeller||1720 mm (68″) three-blade prop fixed pitch|
|Length||7,45 m (24′ 5″)|
|Wing span||9,00 m (29′ 6″)|
|Wing area||13,5 m2 (145 ft2)|
|Tail plane span||2,60 m (8′ 6″)|
|Width, wings folded||2,2 m (7′ 3″)|
|Stalling speed at MTOW||74 km/h (46 mph)|
|Cruise speed||160 km/h (100 mph)|
|Fuel capacity||108 liters (28 gal)|
|Fuel consumption||14–19 l/h (3,7–5,0 gal/h)|
|Range at 160 km/h||910 km (566 miles)|
|Range at 140 km/h||1050 km (653 miles)|
|Endurance (max)||7,5 hours|
The current base price for an ATOL 650 LSA with standard equipment is EUR 169,000.00.
A reservation deposit, which guarantees your production slot, is EUR 5,000.00
All prices displayed exclude VAT
- Wing folding system with automatic control line connection
- Dual controls
- Dual brake pedals
- Beringer wheels and brakes
- Four point seat belts and shoulder harnesses
- Electric trim
- Glass cockpit
- 8,5″ EFIS MGL Explorer
- 4,3″ MGL XTreme Engine Monitoring System
- Mounting for an iPad
- Electrical sockets in the instrument panel and upper panel
- Cockpit heater and defog
- Fresh air nozzle
- Emergency canopy release
- One-bolt propeller quick connection
- Canopy locking from the outside
- Bilge pump
- Bulkheads in the rear fuselage to prevent any bilge water from moving uncontrollably
- Stern cleat and mooring posts
- Water rudder integrated in the tail wheel
- Paddles and fasteners
- Nose storage compartment
- Cockpit upholstery fabric/artificial leather, luggage compartment painted
- Two-color paint scheme with decals (factory design), special design or colors subject to separate offer
- Pilot Operating Handbook, service manuals and repair instructions
- ATOL Service Program
|Mobile Hangar||–||EUR 12,500|
|ATOL Water Taxiing System (AWTS)||14 kg (31 lb)||EUR 6,000|
|Wing Folding System with Electric Remote System||1 kg (2 lb)||EUR 2,900|
|Radio, MGL Avionics VHF-6||0,8 kg (1,8 lb)||EUR 1,400|
|Transponder, S-mode, Trig Avionics TT21||0,8 kg (1,8 lb)||EUR 2,400|
|BRS Parachute||12 kg (26 lb)||EUR 7,500|
|LED Navigation and Strobe Lights||1 kg (2 lb)||EUR 1,200|
|LED Landing Light||1 kg (2 lb)||EUR 900|
|Anchor with ropes||2 kg (4 lb)||EUR 200|
|Amphib skis||16 kg (35 lb)||EUR 5,900|
|Straight skis||6 kg (13 lb)||EUR 1,200|
|“Ski bag” in the rear fuselage for carrying long items||2 kg (4 lb)||EUR 200|
People behind ATOL Avion have long experience from various parts of aviation industry. Below you can get to know the team who is working to make ATOL possible.
Markku is the head designer of ATOL and responsible manager at our Rovaniemi factory. He also designed and manufactured earlier ATOLs and has been involved in numerous other technical projects before returning back to his most beloved project. He became an entrepreneur in 1986.
Anssi is a co-founder of Atol Avion. He worked as a fully licenced maintenance and flight engineer at the Finnish Border Guard with SAR helicopters before starting his flight career at Finnair in 1990. Anssi has flown DC-9, MD-80, MD-11, A320 and A340 aircrafts during past 26 years. Anssi retired from Finnair in spring 2016 and can now fully concentrate to ATOL.
Ari has made a career as a fighter pilot (Draken) in Rovaniemi, followed by working for Blue1 as a commercial pilot. Ari flies also all kind of aircrafts in various shows.
Timo Toikka is ATOL Avion’s advisor and Head of Flight Training. Timo has worked as a commercial flight pilot in Finland and around Europe. Plane types he has been flying: King Air 90-200, Beechjet 400, Citation X, Citation Excel, Challenger 350, Single engine land and sea CRI/CRE IRI/IRE TRI/TRE.
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96910 Rovaniemi, Finland
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00120 Helsinki, Finland