UTVA LASTA is a modern, piston-engine driven, full-aerobatic military trainer aircraft, with tandem seating arrangement, two wing hardpoints and low acquisition and operation cost. Intended for elementary and basic flight training, but also for training in use of classical unguided weapons and early stages of advanced training, it replaces two or even three training aircrafts during a training course. Used properly, within an intense and integrated course, it delivers high quality training, without the additional cost and time needed for transition training, wrong learning and relearning, therefore achieving massive cost saving.
|Maximum horizontal speed @ S/L||320 km/h||173 kts|
|Stalling speed, Flaps up, engine idle||120 km/h||65 kts|
|Stalling speed, Flaps landing position, engine idle||110 km/h||59 kts|
|Maximum rate of climb @ S/L||8,5 m/s||1670 ft/min|
|Service ceiling||6300 m||20.700 ft|
|Take-off distance over 15 m (50 ft) obstacle||440 m||1440 ft|
|Landing distance over 15 m (50 ft) obstacle||560 m||1840 ft|
Safe and suitable for cadets
Aerobatic engine and propeller, with instantaneous change in power delivery on demand, set Lasta apart from its turbo-prop counterparts, and together with its great handling characteristics, make this aircraft very safe and suitable for the unexperienced cadets.
Completely digital cockpit with analog backup instruments and high level of redundancy features two screen displays (PFD and MFD) and engine and fuel monitoring instrument for each seat, with individual hands-on throttle and stick for both the student and the instructor.
Bubble canopy allows for unimpeded field of view, hemispherical, forward, rear and above, but also the unimpeded vision downwards, critical for attack training and low level navigation, with 2° reserve visibility of approaching runway from the front seat.
LASTA’s high level of equipment and performance (especially rolling rate), coupled with the capability of using light and practice weapons (weapons training, CAS/COIN, air patrol) and low cost of acquisition and operation make Lasta a unique aircraft in its category.
LASTA is designed by TECHNICAL MILITARY INSTITUTE and manufactured by UTVA AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY LTD and is currently in the late stages of certification process under EASA CS-23 specifications in aerobatic and utility category.