History, activity, possibilities and development.
The company has been established in October 1986 as the first private enterprise involved in aeronautical activity in Poland after the second world war.
In the beginning, the inspections and repairs of wooden gliders were performed. In line with growing up experience, increased production capacities, as well as reputation among customers, activity has been extended on the overhauls and repairs of motor-gliders and all composite sailplanes. With the latter, the company gained skill in performing the highly complex post-accident repairs. Almost 200 repairs of various glider models have been successfully completed.
Interesting field of activity concerns cooperation with Aviation Museum, Krakow, Poland - on reconstruction of four old-timers./ PO-2 , RWD /Similar task i.e. reconstruction of "Grunau-Baby" has been completed to the order from Swedish customer.
This repair activity was the introduction into the long term aim, to form a basis for the original design and construction projects.
The contract with Swift Ltd. allowed to start in 1990 one of the first design works undertaken by the company within very narrow time limits, and rigorous cost restrictions: - within 7 months the design of modern "SWIFT S-1" aerobatic glider has been completed and first prototype flown, - after 14 month the final model was ready for competition, - after 26 months the additional 3 ships of information series have been produced and the Type Certificate has been gained.
The success of "Swift" model allowed to gain the next order from MDM Ltd for the aerobatic two-seat glider, with the results as follows: - within 8 months the prototype of "MDM-1 FOX", the first in the world aerobatic two-seater, appeared - one month later, after a flight test program and a short competition training, Jerzy Makula won the champion prize at V World Championships, - the required for this model test program has been completed, and the Type Certificate has been issued on July 27, 1994 - both SWIFT and FOX (produced in almost 35 pieces each) become world-wide monotypes in every serious aerobatic competition
The MDM "Fox" aerobatic two-seater has a development potential due to its elevated strength properties necessary for aerobatic ship. It has been found a natural idea to utilise this strength margin in modification of "Fox" to the modern motor-glider. The same structure of basic components allowed for quick progress of project at reduced costs due to many sets common with "Fox". This motor-glider "Malgosia" has been designed and manufactured by the Marganski workshop. After test required for flight permission slightly strayed from JAR22 regulation aircraft obtained certification in EXPERIMENTAL category and till the and of 1999 it has flown over 100 hours.
Looking for a new opportunities the company has pointed for ultralight aircraft market. Cooperation with French firm "Aviasud" had been established and production of "Albatross" aircraft had been started. Sales problems and liquidation of "Aviasud" decided that production of this aircraft quitted. Parallel to aviation production, company participated in work on composite elements of motor car bodies.
Recently, to the order from and in co-operation with EUROS GmbH, together with Papiorek's firm Marganski Company developed the production process, tooling and manufactured first pieces of (44 m diameter) Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastics rotor blade for 1000KW Wind Energy Converter.
In 1999, basing on the experience collected in former projects, as well as on the previous fore-design, a project of the "BIELIK" primary, and advanced jet trainer has been started at ZRiPSL company. The aerodynamic design made by Krzysztof Kubrynski, Warsaw University of Technology, while the composite structure has been designed in cooperation with Military University of Technology, Warsaw. Among other domestic institution involved in the project were: Institute of Aviation and Air Force Technological Institute.
"BIELIK" aircraft made it's maiden flight on June, 4 2003.
to the "BIELIK" project, within the development line of original
own concepts, the design team has elaborated a prototype of the new EM-11
"ORKA" 4-seat, executive/ touring aircraft.
The experience earned in design of complicated, highly-stressed composite structures has been utilised also in development of the new, non-aircraft products. In 2003, the design team headed by Edward Marganski started work on the novel system of a disable access drive and a pedestrian bridge in composite structure.
the very begin of BIELIK project, a cooperation has been commenced
with Mr Wlodzimierz Myslowski and
his MARBET company. As a consequence
of continued, and tightening cooperation in 2001 the ZRiPSL company has
been transformed to the Zaklady Lotnicze E.Marganski i Wspolnicy, Spolka
Komandytowa. In 2005, the company has changed its legal status and also
a name to Zaklady Lotnicze Marganski & Myslowski Spolka
z o.o. -
with the majority share of MARBET company.
MARGAŃSKI & MYSŁOWSKI