Two-Seater Glider SZD-50-3 PUCHACZ EASA MAJOR CHANGE APPROVAL – Lifetime Extension Program up to 12,000 Flight Hours


Dear ladies and gentlemen, we would like to draw your attention to this news about our two-seater glider SZD-50-3 Puchacz:


Lifetime Extension Program
for the Glider, up to 12,000 Flight Hours

Developed and manufactured between 1976 and 2014, SZD-50-3 PUCHACZ glider remains one of the primary training platforms for a broad variety of training programs. Allstar PZL Glider, Type Certificate Holder (TCH) for SZD-50-3 decided to develop the present program to extend the lifetime of PUCHACZ gliders and to meet the demands of the flying clubs. After the said program is implemented, the lifetime for the design may be extended to 12,000 flight hours.

This program relates to a detailed inspection of the airframe structure and systems specifying the maintenance procedures and defining required repairs and replacement of glider components to ensure their functionality and reliability.

The serial production of PUCHACZ has been stopped, but Allstar keeps all moulds and tools in stock, even to provide structural parts like fuselage and wings etc. Allstar PZL Glider continue to provide all spare parts for PUCHACZ over the extended lifetime.

Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o., March 2023