Jabiru J160

  • Jabiru J430, South Africa
  • Jabiru J430, South Africa

When the Jabiru J160 two seat aircraft was initially launched in South Africa it was named the “Fat Boy” due to the wide cockpit when one compared it to the Jabiru SP and UL aircraft. The Jabiru J160 is The Jabiru J160-D is a factory built certified aircraft.

The Jabiru J160-D aircraft was developed as a new trainer aircraft that is bigger all round. It has a wider cockpit higher cabin and more leg room. In Australia the Jabiru J160-C has an Australian Type Certificate in the primary category as well as a production certificate.

Designed to JAR –VLA European Airworthiness Standard
High-winged, strut-braced monoplane with wing flaps, mass balanced elevator and in-flight adjustable trim.
Cruise Speed @ 3050 rpm 100 knots
Range (nil reserve) - 1030 nautical miles
4 stroke JABIRU 2200 cc engine designed specifically for the Jabiru aircraft.
Gentle and predictable stall characteristics, together with light and responsive controls, make JABIRU a true sport aircraft.
Stall speed with flaps at Gross Weight 45 KIAS
Fully enclosed, ergonomically designed cabin with 2 doors providing ease of entry and low noise levels.
Excellent visibility
Side-by side fixed seating with centre controls and panel mounted throttles. Ideal for training or recreation.
Tricycle undercarriage with steerable nose wheel and hand operated in line hydraulic disc brakes makes ground handling a breeze.
Excellent cross wind handling performance – 14 knots
All composite construction removes the corrosion problem.
Wing and power loadings provide high performance and handling, particularly in turbulence.
Comfortable seating with easily removed covers.
Designed for minimum maintenance. Upper and lower cowls are easily removed.
Auxiliary electronic fuel pump for ease of starting and added security in flight.
All the engine management features of conventional GA light aircraft: Carburettor Air Heat, Dual Ignition, Pressure Compensating Carburettor – no mixture control !
Jabiru Ground adjustable Scimitar composite two bladed propeller
Avionics include VHF Transceiver, ASI, VSI, Altimeter, Slip indicator, RPM with built in hobbs, EGT and CHT, and voltmeter.
Dual landing lights in wings, red and green wing tip running lights and a strobe on the tail as well as interior cockpit lighting as required for night flying.
Electrically operated flaps with the option to control them on the central grip stick.
BlueTinted Windscreen and windows with snap vents for ventilation.
Steerable Nose Wheel
Cast aluminium 500 x 6 wheels and 6 ply tyres with spats
135 litre fuel tanks (wing tanks & header tanks)
Optional choice of decals and colours to choose from and for those wanting a class above the rest one can go for the optional special painted schemes done in metallic paint.
There are various options for instrument Panel layups – and instrumentation can be customized to the customer’s specification – please contact the office to find out more on the optional extras and options available and to see how we can assist you to provide you with the Jabiru J160 excellent affordable aircraft.