The Fly Synthesis Catalina NG is an Italian side by side two-seat, side by three-axis, amphibian ultralight aircraft with
a Rotax 582 UL 99 two-stroke two-cylinder engine. The Catalina is an amphibious aircraft designed for
professional use. The Catalina is designed for heavy marine use. Therefore, the entire design process
has taken into account all aspects of structural deterioration due to salt water corrosion, therefore
choosing materials and processes that ensure long-term corrosion protection. The amphibian aircraft is
made mostly of composite materials, including carbonfiber and fibreglass. The tricycle landing gear is
fully electrically retractable, and can be extended in water by simplifying water outlets. The standard
instrumentation equipment includes AvMap Ultra Efis for flight data and AvMap Engi Box for engine data,
plus analog air speed indicator and compass. Much attention was paid to both aerodynamic and hydrodynamic
studies. The wing (derived from Storch Classic) has a Junkers type flapperon, using an airfoil section
designed to achieve very high lift coefficients at low speed. To simplify flight operations the electrically
actuated flapperon has 2 positions, Take off and landing (+1) and cruise (0). The 25 + 25 lt. fuel tanks, are
positioned in the hull to lower the centre of gravity of the airplane, auxiliary 15 + 15 Lt fuel tanks can be
installed on wings as optionals. Ballistic parachute, and folding wing system are some of the most requested add-ons.
The Catalina was was seen first at the Aero 2010 show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, and is in production with Fly Synthesis since.