FAA Approves Five Quicksilver Kits for 51 Percent Compliance
Quicksilver Aeronautics Sport 2S, one of five newly approved aircraft to the FAA's Revised Listing of Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits.
November 7, 2012 - Quicksilver Aeronautics announced this week it has received FAA letters of authorization for five of its kits - the MX Sport, MX II Sport, MX Sprint, MX II Sprint, and the Sport 2S.
The FAA's National Kit Evaluation Team performed evaluations on September 11 and 12, resulting in the addition of the models to its Revised Listing of Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits. These five, plus Quicksilver's GT 400 single-place and GT 500 tandem, give the company a total of seven kits on the listing.
"The team has determined that all five kits may allow an amateur builder to meet the major portion requirement," read an FAA statement regarding the evaluations.
Will Escutia, president of Quicksilver Aeronautics, remarked, "FAA's visit proved the company under new leadership is maintaining the high standards for which Quicksilver has been known since the early 1970s."
Escutia and Daniel Perez purchased Quicksilver Manufacturing earlier this year and continue to operate Quicksilver Aeronautics LLC in Temecula, California.