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Fuji FA200 Aero Subaru

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FA-200 Aero Subaru
Fuji FA-200-160
Role Civil light aircraft
Manufacturer Fuji
First flight 1965
Introduced 1968
Produced 1968 - 1986
Number built 275

The Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru is a single-engine piston-powered airplane built by Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. of Japan.

Design and development

Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. began development of a four-seat light aeroplane, the Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru in 1964, the first prototype flying on 12 August 1965 . It is a low-wing all-metal aircraft, fitted with a fixed nosewheel undercarriage and a sliding canopy. It was first certified in Japan on 6 July 1966, with certification in the United States occurring on 26 September 1967 .

Production started in March 1968, continuing until 1986, with a total of 275 built .


Initial version, powered by 160 hp Lycoming O-320 engine and fixed-pitch propeller.
More powerful development - 180 hp Lycoming IO-360 engine and constant-speed propeller.
Powered by 180 hp Lycoming IO-320 engine and fitted with fixed pitch propellor.
Experimental short take off and landing (STOL) version, developed by Japan's National Aerospace Laboratory fitted with Boundary layer control system.

Specifications (FA-200-180)

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 1976-1977

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Capacity: Three
  • Length: 8.17 m (26 ft 9½ in)
  • Wingspan: 9.42 m (30 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 2.59 m (8 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 14.0 m² (151 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 650 kg (1,433 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,150 kg (2,535 lb)
  • Powerplant:Avco Lycoming IO-360 four cylinder horizontally opposed piston engine, 134 kW (180 hp)


See also

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Published - July 2009

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