Shelbyville, Tennessee 7/13/2015—Jabiru USA Sport Aircraft, LLC is celebrating ten years in the Light-Sport Aircraft market by offering a new large-screen Garmin G3X Touch avionics package as standard equipment for its J230-D high-performance composite LSA while lowering the price of the fully-loaded aircraft to $119,900. The Australian-designed Jabiru J250/230 series has been flying in the U.S. since 2005 and is known for its speed, easy handling and large baggage capacity.
“By simplifying our overhead, we are now able to offer the new fully-equipped J230-D with the Garmin system for $119,900, a price cut of nearly $20,000,” said Jabiru USA general manager Pete Krotje. The lower price of the aircraft reflects the original goals of both Jabiru and the creators of the Light Sport rule–to make aviation accessible to as many people as possible. “The pricing of today’s Light Sport aircraft is sort of getting out of control. We wanted to get back to the original design goal of the Jabiru, which was to create an airplane that makes flying accessible to people who thought that owning a safe, capable and comfortable new airplane was beyond their financial reach.”
The Garmin Touch avionics system brings the most advanced technology available for light aircraft into the Jabiru cockpit, offering unmatched situational awareness and an intuitive pilot interface. The system features a 10.6” touch-screen primary flight display, two-axis autopilot with automatic stability control, a 2020-compliant ADS-B package with in-flight weather and traffic, as well as the capability to display a full complement of geo-referenced aeronautical charts. Each of the six cylinders of the 120-horsepower Jabiru 3300 engine are monitored at all times, providing a complete picture of the performance of the engine to the pilot. The Garmin radio and transponder are remotely mounted for a clean panel design and easily controlled through the touch screen interface. The J230-D instrument panel is designed to easily accommodate a secondary portable device, such as a tablet or handheld GPS.
Other standard features of the J230-D include a full-size baggage door, LED exterior and interior lighting, leather seats, upholstered headliner and baggage area, ground-adjustable carbon fiber propeller, and 120-KTAS cruise speed at 5.5 gph. A Garmin-equipped J230-D will be on display all week at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 in the Jabiru USA booth, Main Aircraft Display, Booth 313 (just north of the Theater in the Woods).
Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd. began building aircraft in Bundaberg, Australia in 1990. Over 3,000 Jabiru aircraft are flying in dozens of countries around the world, with many in flight schools. Jabiru USA Sport Aircraft, LLC, a family-owned and operated company in Shelbyville, Tennessee, is one of the largest Jabiru distributors in the world and has served as North American distributor for Jabiru engines and aircraft since 1999. Nearly 130 Jabiru Light-Sport aircraft have been built for the U.S. market by Jabiru USA since 2005. Jabiru USA is also a full-service maintenance facility for Jabiru aircraft and engines. To learn more, please visit www.usjabiru.com.