LISA Aeronautics SAS is a French company that designs, produces and sells a high-end two-seater seaplane, the AKOYA, under the brand LISA Airplanes. This seaplane created for pleasure flights improves the access to remote locations. It is the only aircraft in the world to incorporate hydrofoil technology.
Erick Herzberger, Luc Bernole and Benoît Senellart joined forces in 2004 to create LISA Airplanes. These aviation enthusiasts have met with a common desire to undertake and innovate to revolutionize the world of light aviation. To achieve their ambitions, they have constituted a team of young, dynamic and creative experts.
Unique in its aesthetics and performance, the AKOYA is the only seaplane that can take off and land on water, land and snow. Imagined, designed and assembled in Chambéry, the AKOYA is a seaplane made in France. It is differentiated mainly by its hydrofoils and retractable skis, technologies patented internationally. Comfortable, aerodynamic and upscale, the AKOYA guarantees:
- Better flight performance
- Stability on the water and in the air
- A comfortable piloting experience
AKOYA has competitive advantages especially in terms of speed and autonomy and technology.
| ||LISA Airplanes||ICON Aircraft|
|Advantages||Only one technology using hydrofoils in aeronautic||Main competitor in USA : 2 000 orders|
|Speed max||135 Knots||92 Knots|
|Autonomy||1250 Miles||500 Miles|
|Lands on Water - Land - Snow|
2 unique technologies in aviation :
hydrofoils and retractable skis
|Lands on Earth - Water|
Conventional seaplane hull
The general aviation market has seen very little innovation in recent decades, particularly in the seaplane field.
Indeed, pilotes are waiting for a new, more modern and versatile machine while some high-income people are looking for an exceptional machine and an access to the world of aviation.
LISA Airplanes' main competitor, ICON Aircraft, has registered more than 2,000 orders for its A5 seaplane, creating demand and therefore a market.