Urban Air

Urban Air was an aircraft manufacturer based in the Czech Republic.

The company was a manufacturer of light sport and ultralight aircraft and employed 40 people. The company was founded in 1998 by five partners. Their first prototype made its inaugural flight in May 1996, thus pre-dating the company by two years. It had been in the design and production stages since 1992, when Pavel Urban, Karel Faltus, and Ing. Milos Mladek started design. They were also assisted by Schempp-Hirth.

Production of the company's designs was taken up by Distar Air of Usti nad Orlici, Czech Republic.

Urban Air designed and built two aircraft types, the Lambada and the Samba. Both can be equipped with a tow hook to tow gliders aloft. In addition, parachute recovery systems are an option. The aircraft are made of fiberglass and carbon fiber composite materials. They are designed so as to be quickly disassembled and trailered for ground transport.

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