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Ultralight aircrafts  -  WAASPS builds ultralight aircrafts with Austrian ROTAX Engines in Ghana

24. August 2007

Since West Africa covers a vast area and many places are virtually impossible to reach by public transport, smaller aircraft operated privately are part of the answer to this transport problem.
The Austrian Ambassador to Ghana , Dr. Christian Fellner arrived at Accra International airport on 7 August 2007 in his own ultralight aircraft to present his credentials to H.E. the President J.A. Kufuor. He was welcomed by members of the press, Jonathan Porter of WAASPS, the Commercial Counsellor of the Austrian Embassy based in Lagos and representatives of the Austrian Consulate in Accra .  

The Ambassador’s two-seat Zenith CH601 aircraft, with a range of almost 1.200 km and a speed of over 200 km/h may be considered by many as a better alternative to road transport. WAASPS is building such aircrafts with Austrian ROTAX Engines. Small aircrafts depend mainly on high-grade aviation gas, whereby the mentioned aircraft is powered by a ROTAX-engine which uses car petrol, such as Super of the higher octane “V-Power”. ROTAX is an Austrian company and the world leader in the production of motors for this category of light aircraft and represented in West Africa by WAASPS and supported from their engineering base in Ghana .

For more information on WAASPS in Ghana see