Aero Synergie Papango

The Aero Synergie Papango (named for the New Zealand scaup, known in Māori as the papango) is a French ultralight aircraft that was produced by Sauper/ALMS and later by Aero Synergie. The aircraft was supplied as a kit for amateur construction and as a ready-to-fly complete aircraft. It is no longer in production as of 2012.[1][2]

Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Sauper/ALMS
Aero Synergie
Status Production completed
Unit cost
52,260 (2011)

Design and development

The aircraft was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules. It features a strut-braced high-wing, a two seats in side-by-side configuration enclosed open cockpit, conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1]

The aircraft's 9.40 m (30.8 ft) span wing employs a single strut per side. The standard engine available was the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912 four-stroke powerplant. The Papango is noted for its good visibility and crew comfort.[1]

Operational history

Designed for personal use the Papango has also found employment in flight training.[1]

Specifications (Papango)

Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 9.40 m (30 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 15.3 m2 (165 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 275 kg (606 lb)
  • Gross weight: 472.5 kg (1,042 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 70 litres (15 imp gal; 18 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke, 75 kW (101 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 180 km/h (110 mph, 97 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)
  • Stall speed: 58 km/h (36 mph, 31 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 5 m/s (980 ft/min)


  1. Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 14. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. Pilot Mix (n.d.). "Papango ULM". Retrieved 15 April 2012.

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