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Wednesday, May 13th 2020, 5:15pm

Preliminary Profile - AGO Ao225 Light Transport Aircraft

The AGO Flugzeugwerke Oschersleben, the aircraft construction subsidiary of the Apparatebau GmbH Oschersleben, is the heir to the Gustav Otto Flugmaschinenwerke firm that had been founded in 1911. It has long functioned as a member of the Focke Wulf Fw340 production group. The firm has maintained a design office since 1935 under the leadership of engineer Paul Klages. The Ao225 design, in effect a modernised version of the Ao192 Kurier of 1936, is intended for the growing civil aviation market.

General characteristics

Capacity: four-seats, payload 255 kg
Length: 9.29 metres
Wingspan: 14.2 metres
Height: 3.4 metres
Wing area: 26.5 square metres
Empty weight: 1,895 kilograms
Gross weight: 2,470 kilograms
Powerplant: Two Argus As10C air-cooled inline engines, each rated at 240 horsepower


Maximum speed: 340 kph at 1,500 metres
Cruise speed: 300 kph at 1,000 metres
Range: 1,200 kilometres with maximum payload
Service ceiling: 6,200 metres
Wing loading: 93.2 kilograms/square metre
Take-off distance: 400 m to clear 20 metres


Wednesday, May 13th 2020, 5:21pm

Huh, it's kinda cute.


Wednesday, May 13th 2020, 6:11pm

Huh, it's kinda cute.

The way the drawing turned out it has a bit of a Cessna flair about it. Not likely to be a big money spinner for the company, but they're making enough on the Fw340 subcontracts to fund a civil project.


Saturday, May 16th 2020, 11:30am

That's a good looking aircraft, reminds me of the earlier AGOs but also has a bit of the later Beagle types of the 1960s. A nice little run around.