ICON Announces Type Certified Model

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ICON Aircraft announced that it is set to receive Type Certification in the Primary Category for its revolutionary amphibious aircraft, the ICON A5. The move, which allows the company to lean further into its global expansion plans, is in the final stages of approvals with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Ultimately, it will pave the way for the A5 to be exported to and registered in countries that do not recognize the Light Sport model of the aircraft.

The first ICON A5 Certified Edition is scheduled for completion in late 2021. It will feature a Garmin 796 avionics package, as well as the new “Signature” livery design with three new color options. With the new Certified Edition, pilots around the world will be able to import and register their ICON A5 in their home countries.