A group of French aerospace engineers is looking for funding for a "novel concept" for a new pusher light aircraft.

To be produced only in kit form, the Aerowings PR-100 would be the first of a new family of pushers ranging from a two-seat 85hp Rotax-powered version to a four-seat 160/180hp aircraft with a Lycoming engine.

The PR-100 fuselage will be constructed from welded steel with a non-structural glassfibre shell. Aerowings hopes to attract funding from the French Government and "interested partners" to take the concept to production.

The basic aircraft is expected to sell for Fr150,000 ($25,000) without engine and avionics.

Source: Flight International