Lithuanian Aviation Plant (now JSC “Sportinė Aviacija ir Ko”) was established in 1969. At the time, it was (and still is) the only company in the Baltic countries on designing, manufacturing and repair of gliders and powered gliders. Aircraft Factory establishment was based on the old traditions of gliding and aircraft design in Lithuania.
The first composite glider BK-7 “Lietuva” was built in 1972. This glider has become the basis for the future aircraft design. Over 20 different types and modifications of gliders and motor gliders have been designed, built and tested during the history of the plant.
The most popular member of the glider family is the Open Class glider LAK-12. Within 25 years, 253 units have been built and operated in 20 different countries. The glider…