Australia's Eagle Aircraft has started to export its two-seat Eagle 150 to its US subsidiary, less than six months after the single-engined aircraft was granted US certification.

According to the Orlando, Florida-based company that will assemble the Teledyne Continental IO-240-powered aircraft for the North American market, orders "are nearing double-digit levels" in the region. Eagle is targeting the individual, club and training markets and will offer the aircraft in three models: the $105,000 Standard, the $120,000 Sport and the $122,000 Training variant.

Eagle forecasts sales of more than 25 150s by the end of this year, with further increases anticipated following night visual flight rules and aerobatic approval in the fourth quarter and instrument flight rules approval next year.

Source: Flight International