The AutoGyro Europe MT 03 is a two-seater gyrocopter with an all-metal frame built by
HTC at Hildesheim aerodrome in Germany on behalf of AutoGyro Europe GmbH. The MT03
was designed by AutoGyro Europe GmbH and HTC in 2002 and was flown first in 2003. The
MT03, a so called Ultraleicht Tragschrauber, was the first autogyro which received
the German UL type certification from the DULV (German Microlight Association). The
process of certificating of the two-seater gyro started in the summer of 2003 when
AutoGyro Europe GmbH applied for the certification. On 28 October 2003, they
received finally the precious piece of paper. The MT03 is certificated in two versions:
a basic open-frame gyro like the D-MILL on the photo and a more comfortable version with
composite windscreens, etc. For the rotorsystem of the MT03 the proven extruded anodised
aluminium NACA 8 H 12 rotor built by Air Copter is used. The aluminium rotorblades are
available in different lengths: diameter 6,50m - 8,40m. The MT03 has a composite 3-blades
propeller. The engine used is the Rotax 912 ULS (100 HP). With the Rotax 912 ULS, carburator
heat and temperature gauge is standard. The MT03 has a range of 400km at a speed of 130km/h;
the max speed is 162km/h. Since 2007, the company AutoGyro GmbH is producing the gyros in series.
In 2008, the AutoGyro MTOsport was introduced as a further development of the MT03.
Today, over 1000 MT 03 and MTOsport gyroplanes are in use worldwide.