PS-28 Cruiser & SportCruiser – So What’s The Difference?
The two aircraft are essentially the same in terms of basic design, flight characteristics and performance but differentiated at the level of certification and thus their market application.
The PS-28 Cruiser is Type Certified for VFR Day operations according to EASA LSA regulations and can be fully commercially operated in EASA countries or in countries where the PS-28 Cruiser obtained local CAA Type Certification.
The SportCruiser is certified in the USA LSA category and can be operated in countries recognising this LSA category, such as the USA, South Africa, Australia and some parts of South America.
Historically, prior to the development and subsequent EASA certification of the PS-28 Cruiser, a large number of SportCruiser were delivered to Europe and are still flying today in Europe based on Permit To Fly flight conditions.
Currently a total of almost 600 PS-28 Cruiser and SportCruiser have been produced. About 150 aircraft are operating in Europe and enjoying significant sales success. Due to its robust construction, ease of maintenance and superior flight characteristics, the PS-28 Cruiser and SportCruiser is the perfect platform for basic and advanced flight training, air clubs, basic military training, recreational use and air tourism.