Cougar Aircraft acquired the assets of the GA-7 Cougar



Cougar Aircraft Corp. has acquired the assets of the GA-7 Cougar light twin prop executive aircraft

The aviation training market has exploded with airline demand, and it’s forecast that training over 800,000 pilots worldwide will generate a need for several thousand new planes like GA-7 Cougar light twin prop executive aircraft produced by Grumman Gulfstream Aviation renown for military and corporate jets.

GA-7 Cougar light twin prop executive aircraft

GA-7 Cougar light twin prop executive aircraft; photo source

Cougar now owns the FAA Type Certificate, production fixtures, and technology needed to build this aircraft, which is aimed at both the training market, and as a platform for the next generation of personal airborne mobility.

GA-7 offers an exceptionally long service life of its main wing spar at 42,000 hours – compared to a typical 12,000-hours. This means more profitable in-flight hours, and less frequent aircraft fleet replacements.

Demand for appropriate training aircraft for pilots is most acute in the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific region. Currently, the need for planes has increased demand for where one General Aviation aircraft manufacturer is facing a 700-plane backorder.

With multiple markets, including training and light aviation along with transportation innovation, the GA-7 could generate substantial profits in both the short and extended term, says Cougar Aircraft Corp.

The Cougar is a well-established aircraft that offers a reliable and profitable training platform. With its robust construction, the aircraft can also handle the real-life flight testing required to advance to the next stages in alternative propulsion. Two modified Cougars have already flown with experimental powerplants and Cougar envisions that the GA-7 will be able to integrate into a system such that travelers can be airborne for longer trip lengths, and then pinpointed to final destinations through local VTOL links.