The company’s first aircraft, the Sling 2, is a 2-seat light aircraft which the company spent 4.5 years developing and is currently available in three models, the Sling 2, Sling LSA and Sling Taildragger. Following the worldwide success of the Sling 2, the company developed a 4-seat variant, the Sling 4, which was launched in 2011. More recently the company launched its latest model, the Sling TSi, a high-performance variant of the Sling 4, which was awarded ‘Best New Sport Plane of 2018’ by Aero-News Network in the USA. At present, Sling Aircraft are in the final stages of design for their all-new Sling TSi High Wing, a 4-seat, High Wing aircraft, powered by the new Rotax 915 iS engine. The Sling TSi High Wing is due for release in 2022.
Sling Aircraft are stressed-skin, semi-monocoque aircraft, made to precise standards from aviation-grade aluminium, punched using CNC machines. Rugged aluminium lines, combined with cutting-edge tech advances, ensure that the Sling looks the way an aircraft should and flies even better. Known as one of the most reliable and affordable light sport aircraft (LSA) in the world, Sling Aircraft represents high-quality performance aircraft, excellent value for money, are highly efficient and extremely economical to operate. Although a modified version of the Sling 2 aircraft has recently been certified in Europe under the CS-VLA standard, the aircraft developed and manufactured at the Sling Aircraft headquarters in South Africa are currently operated as non-type certified aircraft, which allows for substantial flexibility.