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The Iniziative Industriali Italiane (or 3I) Sky Arrow 450TS is a tandem seat aircraft with fixed tricycle landing gear, almost entirely made of carbon fiber in epoxy resin It is characterized by: single engine, fixed pitch pushing propeller, high wing with strut and T-tail. Iniziative Industriali Italiane or 3I was an Italian aircraft manufacturing company that in 1947 was originally formed as Meteor S.p.A.at Trieste. In 1985 Meteor changed its name to Iniziative Industriali Italiane S.p.A., relocating to a new factory near Rome. In 1989, 3I started the development of the Sky Arrow that was flown first on 13 July 1992. 3I entered bankruptcy proceedings on 21 May 2008 and in 2012 the 3I Sky Arrow design was purchased by Magnaghi Aeronautica, Naples, Italy. The Sky Arrow has been manufactured and marketed since 2012 by the new Italian owner Magnaghi Aeronautica. Today, the Sky Arrow is a fully certified airplane under JAR/VLA rules. The LSA version is S-LSA approved in the USA; there is another FAR 23 certified version called TCNS.

The in 2008 by 3I-Iniziative Industriali Italiane built Sky Arrow 450TS s/n 097S was registered I-8779 in Italy. On 6 November 2015, the Sky Arrow was registered PH-4M5 in the Netherlands. The Tripala Warp Drive PVT Fixed pitch propeller of this Ultralight aircraft is powered by a 100 hp Rotax 912 ULS engine.
On 7 August 2022, Iniziative Industriali Italiane Sky Arrow 450 TS PH-4M5 was seen at the MLA-airfield Stadskanaal in Vledderveen, the Netherlands.

page last updated: 10-09-2022
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