Just a year and a half after first flight of the prototype SAM aircraft, President Thierry Zibi has put the company up for sale.

The SAM has flown a full test regimen, which has shown it to be spin-proof at both full-forward and full-aft CG; its Canadian certification has been awarded and USA LSA compliance is completely documented, awaiting only another production example. Tooling and fixtures are done, production has already started, and orders are in the books.

Zibi says that he has reached that point when he is ready to hand off his ‘child’ to a team that wants to build the population. He says, “I came to the realization that I love designing airplanes, but I am not so keen on running a production company.”

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