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Z 43/143 trainer

Production began in 1970 of the Z 42/142/242 and Z 43/143 families. The four-seater Z-43 was presented in 1968. 176 pcs of this plane were built until production finished in 1993. Serial production of the Z-43 was made with the Z-143L version of the Textron Lycoming. It became famous and its modification Z-143LSi remains in present production plans.

Designed for pilots who want more then straight flying from point A to point B and still have a comfort of four seat airplane. The four seater Z143LSi is primarily training and touring aircraft, applicable for patrolling over ground or maritime objectives and for glider and banner towing. With the Lycoming engine, autopilot and IFR equipment, this aircraft is in demand not only for pilot training but also for cross country, business and family flying. Ability to modify this aircraft to the two seats version in just a couple of hours is a useful variant. The aircraft has got the EASA Type Certificate valid for all countries of European Union. ZLIN aircraft production is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

  • Very rugged all-metal construction, nitrogen-pressurized main centre-wing spar and emergency canopy release increases your safety.
  • Aircraft metallic structure is more resistant to ambient influences as high temperature, humidity and against an impact of small objects.
  • Low-wing concept assures unlimited view from the cockpit and is an advantage not only for seeing the surrounding countryside but above all for landing, taxiing and emergency canopy release. Outstanding view from the cockpit provides perfect survey of all activities around the aircraft which is especially important during taxiing and take-off.
  • The landing gear is able to absorb abnormal loads occurring during taxiing and take-off and landing training even on unsurfaced runways.
  • Small wing span increases aircraft maneuverability during moving on the ground.
  • Powerful injection Lycoming engine together with constant-speed propeller, excellent aircraft flight characteristics and accurate and sensitive control provides performing all training maneuvers and is an advantage for solving unexpected events especially during training new pilots.
  • Engine operational time at maximum RPM is unlimited.
  • Aircraft control is accurate and easy.
  • Great undercarriage clearance provides better protection of lower aircraft part against small objects impact when landing on unsurfaced runway. Design of rear aircraft part is suitable for landing training.
  • Great variety of paint schemes on request.
  • Communication and navigation equipment VFR DAY, VFR NIGHT OR IFR according to actual requirements of the customers and required kind of operation and training.
  • Towing gear for glider and banner towing.
  • Additional fuel tank in the fuselage designed to be installed instead of rear seats increases flight range approximately to twice as much.
  • Concorde RG battery.

Installation of the AMU1 Acceleration Monitoring Unit increases aircraft safety and may enable increasing safe life time of the aircraft up to 18000 flight hours depending on actual kind of aircraft operation.

Empty weight 855 kg 1885 lbs 855 kg 1885 lbs
Max. takeoff weight 1350 kg 2976 lbs 1080 kg 2380 lbs
Load factor (g) +3,8 / -1,52 +4,4 / -1,76
Takeoff distance (ground roll) 295 m 968 ft 170 m 558 ft
Takeoff distance (over 50 ft obstacle) 640 m 2100 ft 450 m 1476 ft
Max. rate of climb (sea level) 4,9 m/s 965 ft/min 7,4 m/s 1457 ft/min
Max. speed (sea level) 260 km/h 140 knots 266 km/h 144 knots
Cruising speed (2200 RPM, 6000ft) 243 km/h 131 knots 249 km/h 135 knots
Main tanks capacity 261 litres 216,1 gals 261 litres 216,1 gals
Auxiliary tanks capacity 251 litres 213,4 gals    
Range (2000 RPM, 10000 ft, max. fuel capacity) 1100 km 599 NM 460 km 248 NM

Basic dimensions
Wing span10,14 m33,25 ft
Length7,58 m24,86 ft
Height2,91 m9,55 ft
Propeller (constant speed)
ManufacturerMT Propeller, Germany
TypeMTV-9-B/195-45 (3-blade)
ManufacturerTEXTRON Lycoming, USA
Max. power (2400 RPM)235 HP
Max. cruising power (2200 RPM)175 HP
Economy cruising power (2000 RPM)140 HP

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