The Colombian Air Force saw a need to replace its fleet of training aircraft, and CIAC took up the challenge to manufacture 26 aircraft with leading-edge technology to meet that objective. The Calima T-90 is a monoplane low-wing monoplane with a capacity for two crew, and a combination of an efficient reciprocating engine which is light and rugged, with a twin-command flight control system, a structure in compound materials, a plexiglass cabin, excellent manoeuvrability, a reduced loss speed, and efficient aerodynamic design, in which pilots can do their primary training. So far, these aircraft have provided training for more than 200 Colombian Air Force pilots, accumulating more than 10,000 flying hours, with readiness levels at 92%. Two versions of the aircraft are currently in service.
T-90 C. This is the version of the first prototype, which has better aerodynamics, reinforced landing gear, and a new avionics configuration
T-90 D. This is a version with new features such as reinforcements in the engine seating, reinforced landing gear, the addition of air inlets and outlets, improved braking system, the installation of latest-technology avionics components, which facilitate operation and increase operational safety in all phases of flight.
Urubú S-17 glider
The Urubú S-17 glider has been developed taking as a reference the Schweitzer 2-33 A aircraft. The manufacture of this aircraft is intended to include the process of continuous improvement in flight training of the pupils of the Army aviation school EMAVI.
The design and construction of this aircraft contains new technologies which enable it to guarantee that the primary structure has a payload which will which the aircraft can take in different operating conditions.
The glider has a hydraulic disc brake mechanism in its landing gear, which minimizes the response time in braking, and generates a greater level of reliability for the pilot.
The Urubú also has a dedicated instrument panel for each crew member, and a canopy formed by a single piece to improve pilot and nose visibility, smoothed to obtain a better airflow at the front of the fuselage.