On the Aerosport Aviation stand at the SAANZ Flyin at Tauranga was this CZAW Sportcruiser ZK-SXY. There are 11 of these aircraft in New Zealand but this one is different, as it is now badged up as a PiperSport. This is because on January 21 2010, the Piper Aircraft Company bought the rights to the aircraft and will add it to its product line as a Light Sport Aircraft competing with the likes of the Cessna 162 Skycatcher.
The PiperSport will only be offered as a complete aircraft with a Rotax 912S motor and a ballistic recovery parachute. It will still be built in the Czech Sport Aircraft factory in the Czech Republic.
Watch this space!