French aviation company Lisa Airplanes features its latest innovations at the EAA AirVenture airshow July 20-26, 1915, in Oshkosh, Wis.
LISA representatives will display the technology and multiple other assets that led to the development of the AKOYA seaplane. The two-seat AKOYA is the only aircraft to take off from water, thanks to the company’s patented Seafoils hydrofoil technology.
Better known among sailing racers, hydrofoils are wing-like structure attached to the hull of a boat that raise the hull above the water in order to gain speed. Noting the capability of hydrofoils in the nautical world, LISA researchers adapted the technology to aviation. LISA Airplanes feature a Multi-Access technology that is a unique combination of two hydrofoils: retractable landing gear equipped with skis, and folding wings. The AKOYA is designed to fulfill Light Sport Aircraft regulations, a category positioned between the Ultra-Light and certified aircraft.