KERRVILLE, TX — Mooney Airplane Company of Kerrville, Texas, and AirNet d.o.o., based in Celje, Slovenia, will be displaying a Mooney Ovation 3 at the second annual AeroExpo Europe/Prague, held at Letnany/Kbely Airfield from May 22-24. The two firms announced an agreement in 2008 under which AirNet d.o.o. will sell Mooneys and represent the American high-performance single engine airplane manufacturer in Eastern Europe. AirNet serves the territory of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria.
Mooney and AirNet will have a new Ovation 3 on static display. The 310 horsepower Ovation 3 is the world's fastest normally-aspirated single engine airplane, with a maximum cruise speed of 197 knots at 8,000 feet. The range allows non-stop flights of up to 1,860 nautical miles.
"AeroExpo Europe/Prague allows Mooney to showcase our airplanes to a new market. The beautiful setting of Prague will draw visitors from all parts of Eastern Europe. We are looking forward to increased sales activity as we have seen recently in the U.S.," says Mooney's manager of international sales Susan Harrison. In addition to spotlighting the Ovation 3, Mooney and AirNet will provide information on the Ovation 2 GX and the Acclaim Type S.
AeroExpo Europe/Prague is organized by the team that developed GA Buyer Europe. The exhibition is dedicated to the general aviation market and includes everything from ultralights through to business jets. Located at the heart of Europe, it provides an important venue for exhibitors to reach both the established European aviation market as well as the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Russia.